• Registration Information 

    Registration is now closed for the 2015-16 school year.

    Check back later in June to begin early bird registration for next year's programs.


  • Professional Development 

    Check here for great  professional development opportunities for PGCPS teachers.

    To attend any of these PD events, unless otherwise stated, 

    • you must be a current PGCPS teacher
    • you must register in ERO

    Telescopes and Sunspots

    May 7, 2016 (date change)
    8:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.
    Open to ALL Grade levels for PGCPS teachers
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    Pluto Encounters! New Horizons Science

    It includes 2.5 days of teacher training exclusively for Prince George's County Teachers. Read more about this exciting workshop!

  • 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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  • Glenarden Woods at Robert Goddard Fly First Earth Odyssey Missions
    HBOSC Receives National Achievement Award from Challenger
    Planetarium Patty Receives Distinguished Service Award
    College Park Scholars Partner with Owens
    Six Flags Volunteers Spend Day at Owens
    Challenger Commemoration Event Postponed
    The Challenger Commemorative Event on January 28, 2016 from 6:00 p.m.. until 8:00 p.m. has been postponed due to inclement weather.
    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 Encounter Pluto! New Horizons Science

  • Had events happened differently, and the Challenger crew’s mission been completed, it would have brought Christa McAuliffe’s science lessons to children around the world. However, the lessons, prepared for the nation and the world’s children, were never performed.

    In addition to live lessons, Christa McAuliffe had planned to conduct a number of demonstrations during the flight. The filmed activities, known as the six lost lessons, were to be used as a part of several educational packages that would be distributed after the mission. In addition, two live lessons were to be televised on PBS on the sixth day of the mission. (Courtesy of the National Challenger Learning Center)

    Remember the Challenger Legacy and its crew all year long with us!
  • Calendar of Events

  • Upcoming Events    
  • Planetarium Program:  

    May 13, 2016
    Astin’s Sky Adventure

    This program covers concepts related to stars, constellations and the solar system. We meet Astin, a young boy who dreams he has been transformed into a constellation.  Join us through this adventure and tour of the current night sky!.Read More!

     Planetarium Patty's Plaza (P3) is back for those who want more indepth astronomy and discussion. May 6 for the Searching for Signs of Life with guest speaker Jane Ulrich.  Read More

    Stars that Shine the Way with guest speaker Micheael Chesnes will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.  Doors open at 7:15 p.m.  Read More! (Note: this is a change in the original date  of January 29)

    Family Science Night:

    June 3, 2016

    6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    Join us for our final Family Science Night of the school year. Great hands-on activities for children and people of all ages, planetarium shows, CLC mini missions, meet and greet live animals and more!  This event is free to the public. (Note: this a change in the original date of April 22.)

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