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 

Legend: 

Blue Rocketship:

Industries 

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 pwoodhouse@jewishmuseummd.org with the subject "Space in Maryland Map." 

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.