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  • 2014 Maryland Summer Center for Space Engineering: Robotics
    2014 Maryland Summer Center for Space Engineering: Robotics participants testing their Topobot.
    College Park Scholars
    College Park Scholars program, which involve the University of Maryland students who've volunteered time to help beautify the Howard B. Owen's Science Center's surrounding land areas.
    Planetarium Nights Set for the Year
    HBOSC 2014-2015 Planetarium  Friday Night Line Up Announced
    MD BioLab Partners with PGCPS
     Dr. Shawn Joesph and Mr. Brian Gaines sign a Memo of Understanding to cement the partnership between Prince George's County Public Schools and Maryland BioLabs in a special celebration held at the Howard B. Owens Science Center on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
    Happy 35th Anniversary HBOSC
    HBOSC finishes year-long 35th anniversary with a Free, Family Science Day on May 3, 2014.
    Owens Teacher Finalist for $100,000 Grant
    Vote for Virginia Fulton, an outreach teacher at HBOSC at Thankamilllionteachers.com, so she can win $100,000 grant for a space engineering robotics program.
    Planetarium Patty interviews on TV show
    HBOSC's own Planetarium Patty appears on the local Prince George's County Public TV show, "The Launch Pad".
    RELA, Math and Science Teachers Team Up at Owens
    7th and 8th grade RELA, Science and Math teachers teamed up for a day of exploration and connections at the HBOSC Planetarium and Challenger Learning Center.
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  • Planetarium Program: 

    February 20, 2015 (*3rd Friday*)

     Skywatchers of Africa

    Africa is home to 700 million people living in over 50 countries and speaking nearly 2,000 languages. Many African cultures, both past and present, link human affairs to the secrets and mysteries of the heavens through customs, traditions and ceremonies. This show invites guests to travel throughout Africa and across time to participate in these traditions, and celebrate the astronomy of their cultures.   


      Planet Plaza clip
       Got an Appetite for Astronomy
      Quench your thirst for more in-depth astronomy at 
    Planetarium Patty's Plaza.

    All programs start at 7:30 PM, doors open at 7:15 PM
    Cost $5/Adult and $3/Student or Senior
    April 24, 2015
    Gamma-Rays and the Energetic Universe

    Presenter: Bryce Carpenter
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