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  • 2014 Maryland Summer Center for Space Engineering: Robotics
    2014 Maryland Summer Center for Space Engineering: Robotics participants testing their Topobot.
    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.
    Planetarium Nights Set for the Year
    HBOSC 2014-2015 Planetarium  Friday Night Line Announced
    MD BioLab Partners with PGCPS
     Dr. Shawn Joesph and Mr. Brian Gaines sign a Memo of Understanding to cement the partnership between Prince George's County Public Schools and Maryland BioLabs in a special celebration held at the Howard B. Owens Science Center on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
    Happy 35th Anniversary HBOSC
    HBOSC finishes year-long 35th anniversary with a Free, Family Science Day on May 3, 2014.
    Owens Teacher Finalist for $100,000 Grant
    Vote for Virginia Fulton, an outreach teacher at HBOSC at Thankamilllionteachers.com, so she can win $100,000 grant for a space engineering robotics program.
  • Calendar of Events

  • Interview with Planetarium Patty

  • Special Announcement
  • Vote for Virginia Fulton to win $100,000 Grant by clicking here . Watch the video to learn more!

  • Upcoming Events    
     Family Science Night

     October 30, 2014 (Thursday), 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    A STEM Spooktacular Night
    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. 

      Planetarium Program: 

     Nov 14,  2014 doors open at 7:15 p.m.

    The Rainbow Universe: Looking at the Sky in a Different Light

    For most of human history we have been limited to seeing the world and the sky in only the colors that our eyes can see. For the last hundred years, astronomers and engineers have worked hard to show us light beyond what the human eye can see. Thanks to these efforts we now have the ability to see even objects as familiar as the Sun in a different way. Come and learn about the challenges in creating the technology and how astronomers use the varied forms of light to learn about the universe. Take a look at the future to see what new tools we hope to use soon and what we will learn using them. (Guest Presenter: Bryce Carpenter) 

  • Animals Up Close