The Earth and Space Science Laboratory (ESSL) has been a unique part of the Frederick County Public Schools, and the community, since 1962. The “old” facility housed a Spitz A3P planetarium projector, a 24’ dome, with bench seating for 70 people. From 1962 – 1985 this facility encompassed just the planetarium and a Geology Lab. In 1985 an Oceanography Lab was added and in 1995 Meteorology was added to the curriculum. Since 1995, the ESSL has truly promoted all four of the earth sciences.
Past to Present Directors of the ESSL
|Dr. James R. Orgren||1964-1966|
|Ed P. Yurkovich||1966-1969|
|Mark Bowman||1988 - 2014|
|Jeff Grills||1988 - 2018|