'MERCURY' is the Journal of the Stirling Astronomical Society and is issued four times a year: in January, April, July and October.

The latest issue and earlier ones going back to January 2001 are available on the Mercury Journal website

Each issue may be viewed online, or it can be downloaded for saving or printing.

The contents of a recent issue (Volume 25, Number 1: January 2010) are:

      • Editorial

      • The Astro-Physicists: Harlow Shapley (1885-1972) - Mark Butterworth

      • Finding Neptune - Bert Mackenzie

      • Camera Properties and ISO - Paul Kent

      • Making an Audio-Visual Presentation for the Society - Alex Houston

      • Chairman's Report 2009 - Alan Cayless

      • Photographs Taken by Bert Mackenzie

      • Letters, Emails and Short Articles: Improving Member Experience (Chris Davis); Astronomer at Large (Chris Duffy)

      • New Time-lapse Technique from Astrophotography SIG - Chris Davis

      • Guest Article: Don't Lick the Telescope and Other Tips for Cold Weather Observing - Mike Simonsen

      • Scotland Is Home to Europe's First Dark Sky Park - Sandi Cayless

      • The Night Sky - Alex Houston

      • Forthcoming Meetings

      • Quarterly competition; Winning Idea for October Competition



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