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, Jun 12 @ 10:00 a.m.
    Growing Kids Learning Center
  • Mon, Jun 26 @ 8:45 a.m.
    Indiana University Northwest
  • Tue, Jun 27 @ 10:00 a.m.
    Kidzone Learning Center
  • Wed, Jun 28 @ 8:45 a.m.
    Indiana University Northwest

Today in Space History

May 30, 2017
  • 1966 - Surveyor 1 (USA) launched. 1st US probe to soft land on the Moon. Returned 11,150 surface photos.
  • 1971 - Mariner 9 (USA) launched. 2nd pair of "sister" mars probes. Mariner 8 failed and Mariner 9 returned data and pictures.
  • 1974 - ATS 6 (USA) launched. Applied Technology Satellite. Provided communication with smaller ground stations.