The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is an international non-profit scientific and educational organization,
founded in 1889, that works to increase understanding and appreciation of astronomy.
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Space News & Opinion
The Spring 2020 issue of Mercury (Vol. 49 no. 2) is available to members, featuring the people behind the Hubble Space Telescope, how Hubble data has changed astronomy, how teachers are responding to COVID-19, and more.
A quartet of space probes is heading to Mars soon looking to answer lots of new questions — and an old one.
On the Inside
The ASP is introducing a new, six-module Online Astronomy Institute, The Universe in the Classroom covering classroom tested, inquiry-rich astronomy activities designed to engage students in investigations of space science phenomena. Fall 2020 Registration Open through August 15.
On June 10th, ASP is encouraging staff to educate ourselves on how we as individuals and as an organization can do better to build and support a more equitable, just, and diverse astronomy community especially in support of Black lives, dreams, and hopes.