MAPS 2016 Conference Announced – Save the Date!

July 27-30, 2016 James E. Richmond Science Center, Waldorf, MD More »

Feature My Planetarium!

The Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society highlights one planetarium per season that is either exemplary, unique, updated, or has implemented new programming, automation, outreach programs, or is shining brightly in the MAPS region More »

MAPS Education Mentoring Network

Experienced Planetarium Professionals are willing to field calls for advice on curriculum, technology and planetarium related concerns. More »


MAPS 2016 Board of Directors Elections

As a member of the Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society, you have the privilege to vote for colleagues who will serve as your representatives on the MAPS Board. This year we have three wonderful candidates to choose from that will take three seats that are available.

MAPS members – check your inbox for your online voting invitation. All votes must by submitted by January 31, 2016. We thank you for your participation in this election and in MAPS overall.

Review the candidates’ bios in the table below.

Planetarium Careers

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NPR News – Featuring MAPS Planetarians

Catalina offers local sky watchers once-in-a-lifetime treat

A segment on Buffalo’s NPR News Station interviews Tim Collins, senior presenter at the Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium at Buffalo State College and community education instructor at the Williamsville Spacelab Planetarium.

NPR ‘All Things Considered’ – Featuring MAPS Planetarians

A Galaxy Far, Far Away — Right There On The Ceiling

A segment on NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’ featured quotes from several planetarians from the MAPS region.

Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society Margaret Noble Address Speakers

Margaret K. Noble

The Margaret Noble Address is named in honor of one of the founding members of MAPS. Margaret Noble was a teacher and planetarian at Cardozo High School in Washington D.C. Her particular talents in persuasion, diplomacy, persistence and her passion for astronomy guided her efforts in bringing the universe to students.

James E. Richmond Science Center – Fall 2015

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