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  • The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) is looking for an editor for our quarterly Mercury magazine and is responsible for the content, style, and quality of the magazine, ensuring Mercury and Mercury Online serves the ASP's mission to increase science literacy through astronomy. This contract position works with the Director of Membership and reports directly to the ASP's Chief Executive Officer.


While we do not have an internship program, we welcome volunteers, especially student volunteers.  Please contact us at if you are interested. 

2019 Student Volunteer and recent graduate of South San Francisco High School, Emily Gomez Urbina, shares her recent experience.

I heard (or found) the ASP when I was doing research on nonprofits around the Bay Area and found the ASP website! Brian May is one of the reasons I became interested in Astronomy. I think he's so cool, and it solidified my love for Queen. Another event that sparked my interest was when I saw the constellation Orion on a school trip at night, and when there was a lunar eclipse on my birthday. The wonder and will to study this field was influenced by my physics teacher who taught a section of Astronomy! There's still a lot I need to understand about the universe, and I can't seem to wrap my head around it! Volunteering at the ASP wasn't just about focusing on a task, it was also about understanding the importance for a project.