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

Welcome

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, Nov 27 @ 8:40 a.m.
    Merrillville Intermediate
  • Mon, Nov 27 @ 9:30 a.m.
    Merrillville Intermediate
  • Tue, Nov 28 @ 10:30 a.m.
    Marsh Elementary School
  • Wed, Nov 29 @ 8:40 a.m.
    Merrillville Intermediate

Today in Space History

November 24, 2017
  • 1639 - English astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks measured a transit of Venus using Kepler's predictions. First ever observed.
  • 1909 - The Wright Brothers began their corporation for making commercial airplanes.
  • 1991 - STS-44 (Atlantis). DSP satellite launch. Duration: 6d 22h. Landing at Edwards.
  • 2002 - Launch of ISS Expedition 6 aboard STS-113. Crew includes 1 cosmonaut and 2 astronauts. Duration: 162 days.