The Winter 2020 issue (vol. 49 no. 1) of Mercury magazine is online for ASP members, featuring a goodbye to Spitzer, kicking off a busy decade for Mars, and paying tribute to Katherine Johnson.
How can our thirst for knowledge better serve all of humanity?
From the classroom to the summit of Maunakea, the appreciation of different perspectives can bridge cultural divides.
During a recent trip to Hawai’i, I spoke with Keck Observatory’s chief scientist to find out how the Thirty Meter Telescope dispute has affected operations.
As protests continue to stall construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Hawaii’s Maunakea, where do we go from here?
The ASP is committed to promoting inclusion in astronomy, so this is an opportunity for the Society to shine a light on the growing Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) controversy.
To avoid the eighth-circle-of-hell tedium of grading, lean on your students’ collaborative creativity and have some fun.
Another day, another "habitable" exoplanet discovery—and more headlines suggesting that aliens live there.
If humanity disappeared tomorrow, in 65 million years' time, very little evidence would be left of our nature to explore and understand the universe.
Without her, the Hubble Space Telescope may not have gotten off the ground.
Welcome to Mercury magazine’s new online destination: Mercury Online!
A cautionary tale about never underestimating a class full of Astro101 students.