Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit

Jews have always felt the wonder of space. The Jewish calendar marks time with the rising and setting of the sun, and tracks dates the cycles of the moon, also known as a lunar calendar.


From ancient astronomers to today’s space scientists and astronauts, Jewish people have often exhibited an interest in “looking up.” Outer space has also inspired Jewish artists, writers, comedians, and thinkers, both religious and secular, to boldly imagine realms beyond our Earth.

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Advance ticket purchase and/or reservations are required for both members and nonmembers.

Onsite Ticket Sales are not available.


Sunday:        10 am – 12 pm          1 pm – 3 pm
Tuesday:       10 am – 12 pm          1 pm – 3 pm
Thursday:     10 am – 12 pm          1 pm – 3 pm

Please note, we are closed 12 pm – 1 pm to facilitate cleaning times and staff breaks. Guests will be asked to leave the Museum property during this time.

Please note, we are not onsite five days a week, so we may not return your phone call right away. Questions? Contact Visitor Services Coordinator Talia Makowsky at (443) 873-5164 /

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Explore the Website

A Timeline of Jews and Space

Explore some highlights of the relationship between Jews and Space throughout history and today.

Space in Maryland Map

Explore our state's many links to the field of space science.

Experiences Beyond the Museum

From virtual tours to the virtual classroom to virtual public programs, explore learning opportunities for any age.

Activities for All

Extend your experience of Jews in Space with these hands-on opportunities.