Space Telescope Science Institute

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is a scientific research center located in Baltimore, Maryland, primarily focused on the operation of space telescopes and the conduct of astronomical research. Established in 1981, the STScI is best known for managing the science operations of the Hubble Space Telescope, and it plays a similar role for the James Webb Space Telescope. The institute supports the astronomy community by helping to plan observations, calibrate instruments, and analyze data. Additionally, STScI engages in extensive educational and public outreach programs to share the wonders and discoveries of the universe with the public.