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    Owens Building

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

    Program Administrator
    Traketa Wray


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  • Animals Up Close     

  • Registration Information 


    Registration for the 2014-2015 school year is now available.  QUARTER 1 ONLINE REGISTRATION.  Click here for 2014-15 Quarter One  Descriptions.

    QUARTER 2 ONLINE REGISTRATION . Click here for 2014-2015 Quarter Program Descriptions.

  • Preparing Students for the 21st Century and Beyond!     Preparing Students for the 21st Century and Beyond!            Preparing Students for the 21st Century and Beyond!
  • Sept 13
  • 2013 Maryland Summer Center for Space Engineering: Robotics
    2013 Maryland Summer Center for Space Engineering: Robotics participants testing their Topobot.
    Planetarium Patty teaches in Italy
    Planetarium Patty teaches students from the province of Besica in Italy, April 2013.
    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.
    Owens Teacher at Honeywell Space Academy
    Virginia Casbourne, an Outreach Teacher at the Howard B. Owens Science Center, spends an exciting week at Space Camp.
    Owens Teacher Attends Environmental Camp
    Shari Sternberg, an Outreach Teacher, at the Howard B. Owens Science Center attended an Environmental Education class for 2 weeks this summer.
    HBOSC Staff Attend the Challenger Center Conference
    Treesa Elam-Respass, Program Administrator at the HBOSC, is pictured with Cheryl McNair, wife of Astronaut Ronald McNair.
    Planetarium Nights Set for the Spring
    HBOSC Schedules the Spring 2014 Planetarium Programs
    Robert Goddard French Immersion takes flight to Mars
    Robert Goddard French Immersion students flew a special Voyage to Mars mission at the Howard B. Owens Science Center's own Challenger Learning Center with many special guests.
    HBOSC Celebrates 35 Years of STEM Education with Students
    HBOSC celebrates 35 years of STEM education in Prince George's County Public Schools with over 200 families and friends on Oct 25, 2013.
    Alligators Up Close at Family Science Night
    Families get up close to an alligator, lizards and snakes during a mini-series of lectures and hands-on meetings called "Animals Up Close" offered at the January 16, 2014 Family Science Night at HBOSC.
  • Calendar of Events

  • Interview with Planetarium Patty

  • Upcoming Events    
  •  Planetarium Program: 

     September 5,  2014 (*1st Friday*): Battles in the Sky

     Wars on Earth are fought, political boundaries change, but the skies above are eternal. Or are they? As Prince George’s County remembers its important role in the War of 1812, specifically the Battle of Bladensburg in August 1814, we take to the skies to see what battles are fought there. 
     Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for a chance to explore Prince George’s County’s role in the War of 1812.

    Special Event celebrate

    September 13, 2014 (Saturday), 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

    The Howard B. Owens Science Center will host a celebration to announce a partnership between MdBio Foundation, Inc. and Prince George’s County Public Schools. Great hands-on opportunities for all ages including boarding the mobile lab to explore DNA. Read more.

     Family Science Night


    October 20, 2014 (Thursday), 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Back by popular demand! Come out and join us for our first free, family science night of the year.  Bring out the entire family for hands-on activities, planetarium programs, Challenger missions, live animals and more.  
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