• Registration Information 

    All four quarters are now available for registration!  Sign up now.  Space fills up quickly.

    First Quarter Program Descriptions
    First Quarter Registration

    Second Quarter Program Descriptions
    Second Quarter Registration

    Third Quarter Program Descriptions
    Third Quarter Registration

    Fourth Quarter Program Descriptions
    Fourth Quarter Registration

  • Professional Development 

    Check here for great  professional learning opportunities for PGCPS teachers.

    To attend any of these PLO events, unless otherwise stated, 

    • you must be a current PGCPS teacher
    • you must register in ERO

    Sun-Earth Connection
    When: Saturday, October 15, 2016
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Where: Howard B. Owens Science Center
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    Solar System Connections
    When: Saturday, November 5, 2016
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Where: Howard B. Owens Science Center
    Read more!

     Telescopes and Sunspots
    Open to PGCPS teachers of all grade levels

    When: Saturday, November 5, 2016
    Time: 8:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
    Where: Howard B. Owens Science Center
     Read more!

  • Contact Us

     

    Owens Building

    9601 Greenbelt Road
    Lanham, MD 20706  
     
    Tel: 301.918.8750
    Fax: 301.918.8753  

    Program Administrator
    Traketa Wray

     
    Email:
    howardb.owens@pgcps.org 

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  • Planetarium Patty Receives Distinguished Service Award
    Ozobots at HBOSC
    Visiting 4th grade students participating in the Science Center’s NEW “Ozobot Bit Computer Science Engineering Program” will learn about remote sensing robotic platforms and basics of program coding.  Register Now!
    Teachers Encounter Pluto! New Horizons Science
    Teachers make Telescopes at HBOSC
    Transit of Mercury
    HBOSC train for new Expedition Mars Mission
    Concert Under the Stars
  • Space Week 1

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  • Upcoming Events    
  • Planetarium Offerings:

    Patty's Planetarium Plaza(P3)

    Something new this year- Patty's Planetarium Plaza has moved to Monday nights and it is now Free!  

    Step up to the plaza for some more in-depth astronomy! Planetarium Patty’s Plaza offers a few special planetarium nights designed to take you deeper into specific astronomical topics of interest. These nights are geared towards anyone with an interest in astronomy, structured as a lecture/Q&A session with some bonus night sky features! 

    The first P3 night will be September 26, 2016, Where the Extraordinary is now the Ordinary! Read More!

    Concert Under the Stars Series

    Songs of the Night: Featuring the College Park Chamber Singers
    Friday, September 30
    7:30 PM- 8:30 PM - admission is free 

    Friday Nights at the Planetarium

    Step Up to the Myth
    Friday, Oct. 14

    The constellations tell stories of many cultures. Tonight, we’d like to focus on the Greek myths, and make you a part of the story! Read More!

    Unless otherwise specified, doors open by 7:15 PM; programs begin at 7:30 PM.
    Cost: $5/adult; $3 for students/seniors/teachers/military (cash/check only)

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