• Registration Information 

     Early Bird Registration for the 2017-2018 school year has now begun!

    First Quarter Registration Form
    First Quarter Program Descriptions

    Second Quarter Registration Form
    Second Quarter Program Descriptions

    3rd Quarter Program Descriptions

    4th Quarter Program Descriptions

    Registration for 3rd & 4th Quarter will open in late October.

    HBOSC is exempt from PGCPS ADMIN PROCEDURE 6153 for field trip requirements

  • 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

    Look for these topics and more in the Fall of 2017

    STEM Academy
    Teaching & Learning Under the Stars


  • Preparing Students for the 21st Century and Beyond!     Preparing Students for the 21st Century and Beyond!            Preparing Students for the 21st Century and Beyond!
  • 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 make Telescopes at HBOSC
    HBOSC train for new Expedition Mars Mission
    Concert Under the Stars
    31st Anniversary of Space Shuttle Tragedy
    Challenger Center Marks 31st Anniversary of Space Shuttle Tragedy Organization Continues Mission through STEM Education
    New Horizons Group Achievement Award
    Colliding Visions: A Concert Under the Stars Event
  • Women of Color
     Print out NASA's Women of Color Lithograph

    This is a beautiful lithograph to celebrate NASA's dedication to diversity and equality in space exploration and beyond.  This was coordinated with the release of the film "Hidden Figures" about Katherine Johnson and her work during the Apollo era, released in 2017.    Also check out these  Women at NASA videos. Courtesy of NASA and the Museum Alliance.

  • Contact Us


    Owens Building

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

    Program Administrator
    Traketa Wray


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  • Upcoming Events    
  • Gavrt image

    Golden Apple Valley Radio Telescope (GAVRT) 2017 Summer Institute to be held at  HBOSC on June 26-27.  Registration is open until June 16.  Read more and register today!    

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