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

Sky Almanac

Friday, May 6
Sunrise05:39 a.m.
Sunset07:52 p.m.
Moonrise05:50 a.m.
Moonset07:52 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

  • Sat, May 7 @ 8:45 a.m.
    Indiana University Northwest
  • Mon, May 9 @ 7:40 a.m.
    Pierce Middle School
  • Mon, May 9 @ 8:42 a.m.
    Pierce Middle School
  • Mon, May 9 @ 11:54 a.m.
    Pierce Middle School

Today in Space History

May 6, 2016
  • 1872 - Dutch astronomer and cosmologist Willem de Sitter was born.Developed theoretical models of universe based on relativity.