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

Sky Almanac

Saturday, October 25
Sunrise07:12 a.m.
Sunset05:54 p.m.
Moonrise08:52 a.m.
Moonset07:15 p.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

  • Mon, Oct 27 @ 10:00 a.m.
    Calumet College
  • Tue, Oct 28 @ 7:55 a.m.
    Merrillville High School
  • Tue, Oct 28 @ 7:55 a.m.
    Merrillville High School
  • Tue, Oct 28 @ 9:10 a.m.
    Merrillville High School

Today in Space History

October 25, 2014
  • 1671 - Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus, moon of Saturn.
  • 1789 - German astronomer Samuel Heinrich Schwabe was born. Discoverer of the 10-year sunspot activity cycle.
  • 1877 - Henry Norris Russell born in USA. Russell discovered the relation between a star's brightness and color.
  • 1968 - Soyuz 2 (USSR) launched. Successful test of Soyuz and rendezvoused with Soyuz 3. Unmanned.