The organization came into formal existence on Saturday, May 22, 1965, during a meeting of planetarium educators held in the Earth and Space Science Laboratory of Frederick County, Frederick, Maryland.
The following two .pdf files are the present state of the data I’ve been collecting. Please peruse these two documents and feel free to send additions and corrections. All the information provided here has been gleaned from past issues of the Constellation, documents in the archives, and personal contacts from members. There are also fields that will let you know what documents we have in the archives. For example, you may see that we are missing certain issues of “The Constellation”, if you have any of the missing issues we would love to have copies. I will update these documents as new information and documents become available. MAPS History Data Base 1965-1985 MAPS History Data Base 1986-2006 MAPS History Data Base 2007-2015 Continue reading →
In 1999 I began a project at the meeting in Lancaster, PA. That year I started interviewing MAPS members, collecting the history, stories and anecdotes of our organization. I interviewed Charlie Walker, Sam Storch, Tom Stec, Laura Deines (Meader), and Norm Dean. I am interested in interviewing more people. I enjoy the process and I coordinate this effor from my home in Maine. I don’t travel our territory as much as I would like, so this is where you can get involved and help out. Continue reading →