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Institutional Subscriptions


ASP introduces new Mercury online magazine

December 19, 2023 - The ASP continues to offer Institutions a subscription rate to the new Mercury online magazine. While the website is open to all with limited content, only premium subscribers will receive the rich content topics broadening to include not only astronomy research, education, and history, but more stories about how astronomy intersects with art and global culture.

2024 Institutional Subscription Renewals

Existing Institutional Subscribers will receive an email in early January with a link for renewal. Please use the renewal link provided in the email to get your one-time promotional subscription renewal rate for 2024. Promotion pricing now ends February 29, 2024, Below are the standard rates beginning in 2024.

Important to note: The old Mercury Magazines in PDF format will no longer be accessible after December 25, 2023. Access will not be included in the new Mercury subscriptions going forward. We do plan, down the road, to republish select articles important to the field and written by distinguished authors of note.  


Annual Rate for 2024$199 USD (U.S. & Foreign) for each electronic Mercury subscription per site (campus or department).

Payment Methods

NEW! All Subscribers must create a payment processing online account.

  • Payment by Credit Card is online only. (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Amex in U.S. Currency only).
  • You may order with a Purchase Order if you select to be invoiced. Payment can be made by check or money order.

Mailing of Invoices and payment by check or money order:

  • Please make checks payable to:

Astronomical Society of the Pacific

  • Mailing address:

Mercury Subscriptions
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
390 Ashton Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112-1722


Each Institution or Agency must create an online subscription payment account whether payment is made by credit card or invoice.

All Institution Agencies will require set up with a Mercury subscription group account.

  • 1-Year Annual Subscriptions: 1-year renewable at your 1-year anniversary payment date.
  • NEW! Recurring Annual Subscriptions: We also offer Recurring Annual Subscriptions so that renewals are automatic, whether paid via a credit card or by check.   

Subscription Agencies:  If you are using a subscription agency, please contact your agency to renew or place a new subscription order. The Agency will be responsible for creating your account and submitting IP addresses.

Important note: subscriptions are non-refundable.

Institutional Access Requirements:

Sign in is not required for any subscription. Access will be authenticated through your IP address.

If you are a subscriber, an agency, or third-party service, you must submit:

  • Individual IP addresses for each computer location that requires access
  • Proxy addresses are now being accepted

If you are a single Institution or organization,  you must submit your IP Address in order to receive access.

Please send your IP addresses to

Customer Service:

Email Mercury Customer Service: or call (415)-715-1400