Space Telescope Science Institute



Founded in 1981, The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is located in Baltimore, Maryland, and it is a science operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope. STScI helps the public explore the universe with advanced and innovative space telescopes by guiding the most famous observatory in history -The Hubble Space Telescope. Since the launch of Hubble in 1990, the Institute had performed each of the operations. STScI oversaw the science and mission operations for the James Webb Space Telescope as well (planned launching 2021). The Institute will also be responsible for certain parts of the scientific operations for the Nancy Grace Roman space Telescope, which is planned to be launched in the mid-2020s. STScI staff have accompanied personnel from NASA to aid in conducting several astronomical missions. The international stage is often fed scientific research through news, education, public outreach programs.



STScI commits to providing an honest, respectful, and trustworthy environment to the public and researchers alike. The scientific community and the public are allowed to explore and understand the universe. The Institute creates a pathway for future astronomical space missions and excels in its work by bringing together a diverse staff with excellent skills.



STScI has strategic goals in providing astronomical information for the public. They utilize advanced astronomical research, archives, and tools for further discovery. They also take pride in the scientific excellence of NASA’s operations and future missions.



STScI is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). This world-class research center is based on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus in Baltimore, Maryland.


The institution is committed to encouraging people from all backgrounds to utilize the opportunities given by STScI. The institute has a nondiscriminatory policy as an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Positions span from astronomers to engineers, and from support staff to communications professionals.


Contact STScI


STScI at the Steven Muller Building

3700 San Martin Drive

Baltimore, MD 21218


Space Telescope Science Institute