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Publications of the ASP (PASP)

PASP is the technical journal of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), publishing refereed manuscripts on astronomical research covering all wavelengths and distance scales as well as articles on the latest innovations in astronomical instrumentation and software. It features invited review papers on contemporary topics, contributed research articles, a section on astronomical instrumentation and data analysis, conference abstracts and summaries, and PhD dissertation summaries. Since 2016 IoP publishing distributes PASP to ASP Technical Members* and Institutional Subscribers. In 2021, the Technical publication became available only as a digital publication.

Beginning February, 2024:

  • ASP will be offering the PASP to individuals as a Subscription only. ASP Membership and benefits will no longer be included.
  • Detailed information updated for the new ASP Community (former ASP Membership) and PASP Subscriptions (former ASP Technical Membership*).

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*IMPORTANT UPDATE: Beginning February 2024, ASP Technical Members are now ASP Legacy Member until their expiration date. ASP Technical Members whose membership expired between November 2023 and January 2024, and renewed on their own, will receive the original membership benefits until their renewal date in 2024. If you have yet to renew, we are granting the past months as complimentary and your new monthly renewal date will start in February when we start up renewals again. Renewals will continue to roll throughout 2024.

PASP Individual Subscriptions customer service: please email us at