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Mercury Advertising Rates

Advertising in Mercury

The mission of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) is to advance science literacy through astronomy. Mercury is the quarterly PDF publication for the members of the ASP. Included in every issue of Mercury are articles about astronomical discoveries, observing, and history; astronomy-themed columns on topics as diverse as education, public outreach, and the latest research; observing highlights; and news about the Society.

Mercury is a two-column, full color PDF, with a strong visual design that is formatted for easy on-screen reading and/or downloading. Our readers are directly involved in the mainstream of astronomy research and education. Most participate in astronomy education at some level, many are amateur astronomers with regular access to a telescope, and some are professional researchers.

Advertising contact:

Leslie Proudfit
Senior Designer/Webmaster, ASP
webmaster {at}

Advertising Rates

Full color





Inside Front Cover 11 7.8125 $500
Full Page (Interior) 11 7.8125 $320
1/2 page (vertical) 4.75 6.9 $200
1/2 page (horizontal) 9.75 3.33 $200
1/4 page 4.75 3.33 $125

Closing Dates





Winter December 15 January 1  end of January
Spring March 15 April 1  end of April
Summer June 15 July 1  end of July
Autumn September 15 October 1  end of October

Art Specifications

Macintosh platform files are accepted for InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, or in high-res PDF formats. TIFF, JPEG, and PNG files are also accepted. Minimum resolution 150 dpi at ad size. Files should be RGB color. Images and fonts must be included with InDesign files. Fonts must be outlined or rasterized for Illustrator and Photoshop files. Digital files may be sent by e-mail, ftp or cloud-based sharing program. Contact the Art Director (webmaster {at} with questions regarding art specifications.

Production Charges

Costs exceeding normal production will be billed to the advertiser. Additional work includes resizing of ad material, reformatting or correcting electronic files and correction of advertiser errors. If such work is required, the advertiser will be contacted before work is done.

Send advertising inquiries and materials to:

Leslie Proudfit
Senior Designer/Webmaster, ASP
webmaster {at}