• 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
  • 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    
  • Family Science Night:

    Join us for  our FREE, spring family STEM night "Getting Greener All the Time"  on  March 24, 2017 from 6:00 PM-8:30 PM.  

    Planetarium Offerings:

    Friday Night Public Programs

    Figure It Out! (Women's Contributions to Astronomy)
    Friday, March 10, 2017
    Women in all fields have worked behind the scenes, their contributions to society often overlooked. This is true in the case of science as well. Tonight, we look at women’s contributions to the field of astronomy, from historical figures to women actively working today. Doors open at 7:00 PM so you can walk through some of their stories prior to the planetarium program at 7:30 PM. 

     April Showers
    Friday, April 7 (1st Friday of the Month)
    Bring May flowers? How about the Lyrid meteor shower?! This night, we’ll focus on the often “footnoted” region of the solar system: comets! What are their contributions to the field of astronomy and our overall view of the solar system? Explore the solar system in a whole new light! 

    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)