Merrillville Community Planetarium
Bringing the Universe to the Merrillville Schools and Northwest Indiana

Sky Almanac

Friday, October 31
Sunrise07:20 a.m.
Sunset05:46 p.m.
Moonrise02:04 p.m.
Moonset12:03 a.m.

Moon Phase


The Merrillville Community Planetarium is part of the Merrillville Community School Corporation, a K-12 public school system in Northwest Indiana. The Planetarium is located in Clifford Pierce Middle School. We provide programming for Merrillville classes, outside groups, and the public.

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address + phone

Merrillville Community Planetarium
Clifford Pierce Middle School
199 East 70th Avenue
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
(219) 650-5486 - voice
(219) 650-5470 - fax

Upcoming Sky Dates

Upcoming Shows

  • Fri, Oct 31 @ 7:40 a.m.
    Pierce Middle School
  • Fri, Oct 31 @ 9:41 a.m.
    Pierce Middle School
  • Fri, Oct 31 @ 10:30 a.m.
    O'Bannon (Frank) Elementary School
  • Fri, Oct 31 @ 11:30 a.m.
    O'Bannon (Frank) Elementary School

Today in Space History

October 31, 2014
  • 2000 - Launch of ISS Expedition 1 aboard Soyuz TM-31 mission. First crew of the International Space Station. Duration: 140 days