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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.
  • Calendar of Events

  • Upcoming Events    
  •   Planetarium Program: 

     Dec 12,  2014 doors open at 7:00 p.m.

    Terrible Teddyteddy bear

    This classic returns once again, with a new twist! Come early (7:00 p.m.) to explore Teddy Bears in art and literature. Bring a teddy bear to donate to needy families for half-price admission. Then at 7:30 p.m., renew your acquaintance with Owens’ favorite teddy bear: Terrible Teddy! Enjoy again the mischief Teddy causes by insisting on traveling in Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve. Learn again the winter constellations who befriend Teddy in his journeys! Sing along with us and enjoy this holiday treat!

    January 9, 2015

     Venus & Mars – Meet Me at Sunset

    Venus and Mars will be in conjunction on February 21. What does that mean, and how can you see them in the sky? (Hint: No telescope needed!) Planets move around the Sun, so it helps to know about orbits to keep track of them. Come learn some basic tips for following planets and find out how the layout of the Solar System determines where and when we can (and cannot!) see the planets. This presentation includes practice identifying stars and constellations and a Q&A session. (Presenter: Russ Waugh)


  • Animals Up Close