Mercury is an online quarterly science magazine that features articles and columns about astronomy for a general audience published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) for its members.
|Publisher||Astronomical Society of the Pacific|
|Final issue||2008 (print)|
|Company||Astronomical Society of the Pacific|
|Based in||San Francisco|
The first issue of Mercury was published in January 1972 as a bimonthly popular journal to boost public understanding of astronomy and act as a science communication platform to interpret the results of astronomical research for the nonspecialist. In 2007, the magazine was offered in printed and digital form, transitioning to all-digital the following year. Mercury continues as an ASP members-only digital publication and, as of 2019, the publicly-accessible Mercury Online companion blog was launched, featuring articles from the Mercury archives.
Mercury has its headquarters in San Francisco. Contributors include (as of 2019): Jennifer Birriel, Clifford Cunningham, Matthew R. Francis, C. Renee James, Brian Kruse, Arianna Long, Jason Major, Steve Murray, James Negus, M. Katy Rodriguez Wimberly, Linda Shore, Tracy Staedter, Christopher Wanjek.
- "ASP: Mercury Magazine". Library of Congress. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
- "History of Mercury".
- Ian O'Neill. "So, What IS Mercury Online?".
- Stephen Blake Mettee; Michelle Doland; Doris Hall (1 December 2006). American Directory of Writer's Guidelines. Quill Driver Books. p. 397. ISBN 978-1-884956-58-4. Retrieved 1 August 2016.