Space in Maryland

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.

Yellow Telescope: 

Observatories & Planetariums 


Blue Rocketship:


Green Cap:

Educational Institutions 

Orange Crab: 

Local Connections 

Purple Alien: 

Science Fiction Connections 

Want to see the list? Click here.

Do you know a connection that we missed? Let us know and we can add it to the map! Send you submission to with the subject "Space in Maryland Map."