Can’t wait for the Festival to Start?  Here’s an event to get you in the mood for STEM!

Howard Astronomical League Public Star Party

10-28 • 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM • HOWARD COUNTY

11685 Old Frederick Rd, Marriottsville, MD 21104

by Howard Astronomical League

Howard Astronomical League (HAL) will hold a Public Star Party on Saturday, October 28th at the HAL Observatory at Alpha Ridge Park in Marriottsville from 6:00 – 11:00pm. Come enjoy Saturn and other celestial objects through telescopes set up by HAL members as well as live images of the first quarter Moon on a big screen as seen through the observatory’s Watson Telescope. Other activities include a 0.4 mile Solar System Walk and a meteorites presentation. Free.

Still want more STEM?  Here are a few events to keep  you in the mood for STEM!

Open House-Institute of Applied Agriculture, November 13th, 9:00 am  Jull Hall, Room 1123 4196 Stadium Drive, College ParkMD 20742

The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) is hosting an open house to  get to know the faculty and students, learn about financial aid and scholarships, and tour the University of Maryland, College Park campus.   Spaces are limited, and registration is required. You are welcome to register for one or more events. IAA Open Houses are free to attend.  Check out IAA Website

Clean-Up Conservation -November 13th, 2:30 pm Bladensburg Community Center 4500 57th Avenue
Bladensburg, MD 20710

Bring your own team, or join a team, to compete in this conservation clean-up to see who can produce the most recyclable materials. Teens can earn volunteer hours by leading a group of youth in the competition.  For more information visit