Benjamin Banneker Planetarium is a classroom-sized facility used primarily for college classes and shows to groups from area schools and the community. It has been in operation since 1966 and has a newly-installed Spitz 1024 Projector, which produces images for about 2300 stars.
The Planetarium is named for Benjamin Banneker, a free black who lived in the neighboring area of Oella and who, as a self-taught man of science, was the author of a series of almanacs during the 1790's. The planetarium is located in room D-003 in the D (Science) Building and has a seating capacity of 65. Shows for outside groups are usually scheduled for weekday mornings. Interested groups may call 443-840-5939 or email Annjeannette Black, planetarium scheduler.