Wondernauts explores the Wonders of Space. We invite kids of all ages to join us on a journey to face challenges and tasks that ask us to think hard, think creatively, and consult the world around us.

 

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Thanks to a large number of colleges and universities, as well as our location near the home of the federal government, Maryland has been a leader in space technology since the mid-20th century, and our connections to astronomical research are even older.

 

Whether you’re looking for important observatories, innovative inventors, or a space-worthy education, your options stretch from the western counties to the I-95 corridor to the Eastern Shore.

We asked students from across Maryland (and beyond) to tell us what five objects they would take into space with them, and why.

 

Federal code allows astronauts to take up to five personal items with them. Take a look at these students’ ideas, and think about what you would bring on your own journey to space!

Blast off into space with a rocket ship menorah. Enjoy the starlit wonder of nighttime with glow in the dark stars perfect for walls and ceilings or explore the solar system engraved within a captivating crystal glass sphere. Have a Trekkie in the family? Surprise them with a Jewish Starfleet-inspired sticker or the book Jewish Themes in Star Trek. Explore our online Museum shop and take a piece of Jews in Space home with you.

"Jewish Calendar B/W Large" The dimensions are 17.5"x 17.5", Cost $259, and is in a decorative silver frame which accents the smooth flow of the calendar lines.

The Maryland presentation of this exhibit is made possible in part by the generous support of a gift in memory of Patrick J. Kelly Jr., a Baltimore Science Fiction Society Founder; The Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds; PNC Greater Maryland; Larry Boltansky.

 

Additional funding from: Greif Family Fund; Kutler Family Philanthropic Fund; The Kaplan-Kronsberg Family Charitable Fund; A gift in memory of Jim Guy; Emelie Schwab & Family in Memory of James Schwab; Harriet Stulman; Philip Tulkoff; Julian H. Krolik and Elaine F. Weiss Philanthropic Fund; Annette and Michael Saxon Fund and Moog Music.