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Astronomical Society of the Pacific debuts Solar Eclipse content on the new Mercury website magazine

An online magazine focusing on the various ways astronomy intersects with science, education, culture, history, and art.

San Francisco, California – April 1, 2024  In January of 2024 the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) announced the debut of the Mercury website magazine. Since then we have posted over a dozen new articles including stories about how Vatican astronomers are aiding in the search for clues about the solar system, or how light pollution from satellite constellations affect our view of the night sky.  In celebration of the April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse, we have posted a host of new and archival articles, making them complimentary to non-subscribers in time for this awe-inspiring event. In addition, we are excited to welcome new subscribers with a savings of 20% through April 15.

Mercury magazine debuted five decades ago as a benefit to its longstanding members. It launched as a print bi-monthly journal in January 1972 and eventually morphed into a quarterly digital publication to interpret the results of astronomical research for the members.

Mercury is still created by and published by the ASP and its mission remains the same, but the content and publication approach has further evolved. It is now available to any individual or institution who purchases a subscription. Mercury will feature stories of how and where astronomy intersects with society — education, scientific research, art, culture, and history. It is also now an interactive website with selected content available to anyone with internet access.  Subscribers can read all content, including our premium feature-length stories and columns from experts. Subscribers also help support the ASP's 135-year mission.

For more about Mercury's parent organization, see the ASP website. And for more about the magazine's first five decades, visit the ASP’s website About Mercury.

We hope you enjoy Mercury. If you have any feedback about our new format, comments about the types of content you'd like to read, or story pitches relating especially to astronomy art and culture, please email the Mercury Editor, Liz Kruesi, at

About the ASP

The ASP is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to use astronomy to increase the understanding and appreciation of science and to advance science and science literacy. The ASP connects scientists, educators, amateur astronomers and the public together to learn about astronomical research, improve astronomy education, and share resources that engage learners of all kinds in the excitement and adventure of scientific discovery. Current ASP programs and initiatives support college faculty, K-12 science teachers, amateur astronomy clubs, science museums, libraries, park rangers, and girl scouts to name a few.