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Astronomical Society of Southern Africa - Dark Sky Section


P O Box 9
Western Cape
South Africa

Cellphone: 072 806 2939
Fax: 086 638 7385
Contact: Johan Smit ~ Dark Sky Director

The Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA), formed in 1922, is a body consisting of both amateur and professional astronomers.

The declared objectives, as recorded in the Constitution, are:

  • the encouragement and stimulation of the study of astronomy in Southern Africa;
  • the association of observers and their organisation in the work of astronomical observation and research;
  • the dissemination of such current astronomical information as may be helpful to observers and others interested in astronomy.