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The Astronomical Societies of Southern Africa.
- There were at least four precursor Societies before the Astronomical Society of South Africa (A.S.S.A.) was established. The Cape Astronomical Association was established in 1912. There are references to the Johannesburg, Pretoria and Natal Astronomical Associations but we do not have any archival material available.
Cape Astronomical Association
The Cape Astronomical Association was established in 1912 and we have archival material available.
Astronomical Society of Southern Africa
National Council of A.S.S.A.
Archival material for the National Council
Centres of A.S.S.A.
Garden Route Centre
The archive have no material on the Garden Route Centre. For current information visit their assa website.
Natal Midlands Centre
The Natal Midlands Centre has ceased to exist. We have archival material for the centre.
Port Elizabeth Centre
ASSA used to have a Centre in Port Elizabeth. Date of inception is unknown but it opted to dissolve the Centre on 1 July 1965 for unknown reasons. At present Port Elizabeth have no ASSA Centre but an independent society known as Port Elizabeth Peoples Observatory Society.