Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society Conference Hosts

Formed in 1965, the Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society (MAPS) is one of the oldest regional planetarium associations in the United States. In 1968, MAPS, in conjunction with the Great Lakes Planetarium Association, was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the founding of the International Society of Planetarium Educators (now known as the International Planetarium Society.)

Each spring the membership gathers to exchange information, view planetarium presentations, and examine vendor exhibits at the Annual Conference.


Conference Location

City, State

2016James E. Richmond Science CenterWaldorf, MD
2015Cradle of Aviation Museum and Nassau Community CollegeGarden City, LI NY
2014Maryland Science Center’s Davis PlanetariumBaltimore, MD
2013Earth and Space Science LaboratoryFrederick, MD
2012Robert J. Novins PlanetariumToms River, NJ
2011Edelman Planetarium |
H.W. Ray planetarium |
Upper Dublin School District Planetarium
Glassboro, NJ | Warminster, PA | Dresher, PA
2010University of Southern Maine, Southworth PlanetariumPortland, ME
2009H.B. Owens Science CenterLanham-Seabrook, MD
2008Suits-Bueche Planetarium, Schenectady MuseumSchenectady, NY
2007Benedum PlanetariumWheeling, WV (MAPS/GLPA/SEPA)
2006Robert J. Novins PlanetariumToms River, NJ
2005Fels Planetarium, Franklin InstitutePhiladelphia, PA
2004Ethyl Universe Planetarium, Science Museum of VirginiaRichmond, VA (MAPS/SEPA)
2003H. B. Owens Science CenterLanham-Seabrook, MD
2002Eco Tarium’s Alden PlanetariumWorcester, MA
2001Henry Buhl Jr. Planetarium, Carnegie Science CenterPittsburg, PA
2000Arthur Storer Planetarium, Calvert County Public SchoolsPrince Frederick, MD
1999North Museum, Franklin & Marshall CollegeLancaster, PA
1998Benedum PlanetariumWheeling, WV
1997Spitz Space Systems Inc.Chadds Ford, PA
1996Charles Hayden Planetarium, Museum of ScienceBoston, MA
1995Raritan Valley Community College PlanetariumRaritan Valley Community College, NJ
1994Southworth PlanetariumPortland, ME
1993Davis Planetarium & Owens Science CenterBaltimore, MD
1992Buhl PlanetariumPittsburg, PA
1991Fels Planetarium & Franklin InstitutePhiladelphia, PA
1990Benedum PlanetariumWheeling, WV
1989Bucks County Planetarium, Bucks East High SchoolDoylestown, PA
1988Ellie MillikenDurham, NH
1987Vanderbilt PlanetariumCenterport, LI NY
1986Benedum PlanetariumWheeling, WV
1985Hayden Planetarium/American Museum of Natural HistoryNew York, NY
1984Reading, PA
1983Strasenburg PlanetariumRochester, NY (MAPS/GLPA)
1982H.B. Owens Science CenterLanham-Seabrook, MD
1981Fels PlanetariumPhiladelphia, PA
1980Hayden Planetarium, Museum of ScienceBoston, MA
1979Ithaca, NY
1978Ellie MillikenDurham, NH
1977Baltimore, MD
1976Trenton, NJ
1975Hartford, CT
1974Langley, VA (MAPS/SEPA)
1973Pittsburg, PA
1972Hollow Hills High School & Vanderbilt PlanetariumDix Hills, LI NY (Half Hollow Hills Planetarium)
1971Reading, PA
1970CAPE Meeting?
1969Hillcrest Junior High School PlanetariumTrumbull, CT
1969North Museum, Franklin & Marshall CollegeLancaster, PA
1968Strasenburgh PlanetariumRochester, NY
1968Shoreham hotel
1967Charlotte Children’s Nature Museum & Morehead PlanetariumChapel Hill/Charlotte, NC
1967Earth and Space Science LaboratoryFrederick, MD
1966Chesapeake, VA
1965Lancaster, PA