• Registration Information 

    There is still time to register for fourth quarter.  Make your request today!

    Fourth Quarter Program Descriptions
    Fourth Quarter Registration

  • 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

    Teaching and Learning Under the Stars for 3rd-8th Grade Teachers
    Saturday, May 20, 2017
    9:00 am- 4:00 PM
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  • 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    
  • Planetarium Offerings:

    Friday Night Public Programs

    Time and Space Warp
    Friday, May 12

    Let’s explore science fiction travels through time and space, applying what we know about physics and space to speculate on how they might (or might not) work! Doors open at 7:00 PM for activities to help us explore some of these amazing concepts! Planetarium presentation begins at 7:30 PM.

    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)

    Planetarium Patty's Plaza (P3)

    Energy Sky
    Monday, May 22
    Doors open at 7:15 PM and presentation begins at 7:30 PM
    Admission is Free

    Join Astrophysicist  Dr. Terri Brandt to learn about cosmic rays, the most energetic nuclei in the universe! Peer into possible sources in our galaxy, as seen by the most energetic light in the universe. Along the way, we’ll visit the southernmost continent, from which we launch balloons as big as football stadiums.
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