• Registration Information

     4th Quarter Program Description

    Regular registration for 4th quarter programs has now closed.  There are a few openings remaining, depending on the date, time and program.  If you wish to register for a program, please call 301-918-9750 to make inquiries to availability.

    HBOSC is exempt from PGCPS ADMIN PROCEDURE 6153 for field trip requirements

  • 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

    Attention 3rd grade Teachers
    Sun-Earth Connections
    April 21, 2018
    Read more!

    Attention 6, 7 and 8 grade Teachers
    Earth Odyssey & Space Weather
    April 21, 2018
    8:30 AM- 4:00 PM
    Read more!
  • 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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  • Challenger


  • HBOSC Eclipse 2017

  • NASA Women of Color Lithograph

    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 in NASA videos. Courtesy of NASA and the Museum Alliance.

  • Upcoming Events

    • Free Family STEM Night
      Friday, April 27
      6:00 PM- 8:30 PM

      From Science to STEM: 40 years
      Come join us as we kick off a year long celebration of the 40th anniversary of HBOSC serving PGCPS and the community with a night of STEM activities, mini Challenger missions, live animals, planetarium shows, guest presenters and more!
    • Planetarium Shows
      Are offered throughout the year. They usually occur on the 2nd Friday of each month. Cost is $5 for adults; $3 for teachers/seniors/students and children under 3 are free.
    • Journey to Mysterious Worlds-Exoplanets
      Friday, May 4
      Consider one of the greatest questions of all time: are we alone in the Universe? Our perception of the universe changed in 1995 with the discovery of the first planet around another star. Since then, scientists have discovered nearly 4,000 planets around other stars...Arrive at 7:00 for related activities. Read more!
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