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  • Registration Information

    We look forward to serving you during the SY20-21 school year. Coming soon- Live and On-Demand Distance Learning Programs with the Howard B Owens Science Center.

    PGCPS teachers can register for "Live Sessions" with HBOSC staff.
    First Semester Live Program Descriptions
    Registration Form

    Check out our On Demand Sessions for use on your schedule with no registration necessary. Don't see something that fits your needs? Don't worry more resources are being added.

    Visit the HBOSC Google Site (must be signed in as PGCPS to access) for full resources.

    Common Q & A about "Live" Programs (Virtual HBOSC Field Trips)

    HBOSC is exempt from ADMIN PROCEDURE 6153.

  • 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 MyPPS

    When: Tuesdays through December (limited number available)
    To apply: Send an e-mail request for an application to Karen McDonald
    (McDonaldK@si.edu)
    Application Deadline: is October 1st, 2020
  • Online Instructional Resources

    The HBOSC staff miss seeing our wonderful students and teachers at the center.  Many of the pre and post visit materials can be adapted for activities to use during online instruction. These activities can be accessed within each program description. Also check out these additional online resources.

  • Challenger

     

  • Contact Us

  • 9601 Greenbelt Road
    Lanham, MD 20706 

     Tel: 301.918.8750
    Fax: 301.918.8753  

    Program Administrator
    Traketa Wray

     
    Email:
    howardb.owens@pgcps.org
    Follow us on twitter
    @HBOSC_pgcps

  • Upcoming Events

  • Skies PGC
    • Planetarium Patty Shares a Look at the Night Sky in Prince George's County

      Taking a few minutes outside?  Want to know what to look for in the night sky this week? Join Planetarium Patty from HBOSC as she shares a few of the nightly and early morning wonders to check out in the sky over Prince George's County.  

    • HBOSC Planetarium Virtual Astronomy Programs

      Have you missed the HBOSC Friday Night Planetarium Programs? Wait no longer. 

      The Ancient Engineers Of Chaco Canyon
      Come join Planetarium Patty in exploring the ancient Puebloan ruins of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Use the archaeological evidence provided to decide for yourself if the design of the sites was random or intentional. Use planetarium software to explore the astronomical alignments and determine what special astronomical events would have been visible to the residents of Chaco Canyon at the height of its civilization. This program runs about an hour long and can be found at the following link: https://bit.ly/3kK43z5