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." 

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.