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

    Program Administrator
    Traketa Wray


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  • Preparing Students for the 21st Century and Beyond!     Preparing Students for the 21st Century and Beyond!            Preparing Students for the 21st Century and Beyond!
  • Glenarden Woods at Robert Goddard Fly First Earth Odyssey Missions
    HBOSC Receives National Achievement Award from Challenger
    Planetarium Patty Receives Distinguished Service Award
    College Park Scholars Partner with Owens
    Six Flags Volunteers Spend Day at Owens
    Challenger Commemoration Event Postponed
    The Challenger Commemorative Event on January 28, 2016 from 6:00 p.m.. until 8:00 p.m. has been postponed due to inclement weather.
    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!

  • Had events happened differently, and the Challenger crew’s mission been completed, it would have brought Christa McAuliffe’s science lessons to children around the world. However, the lessons, prepared for the nation and the world’s children, were never performed.

    In addition to live lessons, Christa McAuliffe had planned to conduct a number of demonstrations during the flight. The filmed activities, known as the six lost lessons, were to be used as a part of several educational packages that would be distributed after the mission. In addition, two live lessons were to be televised on PBS on the sixth day of the mission. (Courtesy of the National Challenger Learning Center)

    Come out to our Special Event on January 28th to participate in the some of Christa's lessons. (postponed due to inclement weather)
  • Calendar of Events

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  • Planetarium Program:

    February 5, 2016 (*1st Friday*) 

    Celebrate Chinese Skies
    As the Chinese New Year approaches, come join our planetarium staff in a celebration of this beautiful cultural event which culminates in a tour of the Chinese skies. Read More!

    March 11, 2016

     Hello, Earth: Greetings from Endeavour
    Astronaut Al Worden, Pilot of Apollo 15, was so awed with his experience traveling to the moon that he wrote an entire book of poetry describing his experience, from the hard work of training, to the awe of seeing the moon and the earth from space, to the bitterness of dealing with “heroship” upon return to earth.  Read More!

     Planetarium Patty's Plaza (P3) is back for those who want more indepth astronomy and discussion. May 6 for the Searching for Signs of Life with guest speaker Jane Ulrich.  Read More

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