Publications of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa

 

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JASSA

The initial publication of A.S.S.A. was known as the “Journal of the Astronomical Society of South Africa” (JASSA) and appeared in four volumes between 1923 to 1935. Due to financial constraints the publication was ceased.

Editions of JASSA

1923 –
Editor: H.E. Wood

Volume 1

assaj_v1_n1_1923-Feb
assaj_v1_n2_1923-Sep
assaj_v1_n3_1924-Apr
assaj_v1_n4_1924-Oct
assaj_v1_n5_1925-Jun
assaj_v1_n6_1925-Nov

Volume 2

assaj_v2_n1_1926-Nov
assaj_v2_n2_1927-Oct
assaj_v2_n3_1928-Oct
assaj_v2_n4_1930-Jan
assaj_v2_n5_1930-Nov

Volume 3

  assaj_v3_n1_1931-Nov
  assaj_v3_n2_1932-Nov
  assaj_v3_n3_1933-Dec
  assaj_v3_n4_1933-Apr
  assaj_v3_supp_1933

Volume 4

assaj_v4_n1_1935-Nov
assaj_v4_n2_1937-Feb
assaj_v4_n3_1938-Apr
assaj_v4_n4_1939-Apr

Source:

Journal of the Astronomical Society of South Africa (JASSA): ASSA Collection. BC1506. Manuscripts and Archives Department; University of Cape Town Libraries; University of Cape Town. (Unpublished).
Vol 1 (1923-1925) BC1506. F1.1.
Vol 2 (1926-1930) BC1506. F1.2.
Vol 3 (1931-1935) BC1506. F1.3.
Vol 4 (1935-1939) BC1506. F1.4.

MNASSA

In 1945 the Society revived its publications as the “Monthly Notices of the Astronomical Society of South Africa” (MNASSA). MNASSA is a recognised peer review publication.

Copies of this Journal are not available on this website as we have an agreement with Sabinet  who scanned in and host MNASSA online. Selected articles may also be found on the [NASA/ADS] website. [use the publication Bibcode MNASSA]

Since 2010 MNASSA  is available in a digital format and can be downloaded directly from the Society.

Handbook

The Handbook of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa was first published in 1946 and continued until 2002. The publication was then overhauled and modernised and from 2003 onwards published as the Sky Guide.

1946 to 1956
Editor: Dr R.H. Stoy with assistance from Mr. R.P. De Kock

1946:   No copy availabel
1947:   No copy available
1948:    assa_handbook-1948
1949:    assa_handbook-1949
1950:    assa_handbook-1950
1951:    assa_handbook-1951
1952:    assa_handbook-1952
1953:   assa_handbook-1953
1954:    assa_handbook-1954
1955:    assa_handbook-1955

1956:
Editor: Computing Section of the Transvaal Centre

1956:    assa_handbook-1956

1957 to 1971:
Editor: Computing Section of the Society

1957:    assa_handbook-1957
1958:    assa_handbook-1958
1959:    assa_handbook-1959
1960:    assa_handbook-1960
1961:    assa_handbook-1961
1962:    assa_handbook-1962
1963:    assa_handbook-1963
1964:    assa_handbook-1964
1965:    assa_handbook-1965
1966:    assa_handbook-1966
1967:    assa_handbook-1967
1968:    assa_handbook-1968
1969:    assa_handbook-1969
1970:    assa_handbook-1970
1971:    assa_handbook-1971

1972 to 1973
Editor: University of Cape Town Astronomy Department

1972:    assa_handbook-1972
1973:    assa_handbook-1973

1974 to 1975
Editor: A.P. Fairall

1974:    assa_handbook-1974
1975:    assa_handbook-1975

1976 to 1989
Editor: R.F. Hurley

1976:    assa_handbook-1976
1977:   assa_handbook-1977
1978:   assa_handbook-1978
1979:   assa_handbook-1979
1980:   assa_handbook-1980
1981:   assa_handbook-1981
1982:   assa_handbook-1982
1983:   assa_handbook-1983
1984:   assa_handbook-1984
1985:   assa_handbook-1985
1986:   assa_handbook-1986
1987:   assa_handbook-1987
1988:   assa_handbook-1988
1989:   assa_handbook-1989

1990 to 2003
Editor: P.J. Booth

1990:   assa_handbook-1990
1991:   assa_handbook-1991
1992:    assa_handbook-1992
1993:   assa_handbook-1993
1994:   assa_handbook-1994
1995:   assa_handbook-1995
1996:   assa_handbook-1996
1997:   assa_handbook-1997
1998:   assa_handbook-1998
1999:   assa_handbook-1999
2000:    assa_handbook-2000
2001:    assa_handbook-2001
2002:    assa_handbook-2002
2003:    assa_handbook-2003

An oddity:

The Johannesbufg Planetarium produced their own version of the Handbook. To my knowledge they produced only one publication in 1986. The motivations behind the publication is unknown.   Astronomical Yearbook for South Africa 1986

Sky Guide Africa South

Copies of this Journal are not available on this website as we have an agreement with Sabinet

Books

The Society has published a variety of books and articles: