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

Sky Almanac

Wednesday, July 23
Sunrise05:35 a.m.
Sunset08:15 p.m.
Moonrise02:55 a.m.
Moonset05:44 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

  • Fri, Jul 25 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Summer Public Show
  • Sat, Jul 26 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Summer Public Show
  • Tue, Jul 29 @ 10:00 a.m.
    Calumet Township
  • Wed, Jul 30 @ 1:00 p.m.
    Boys & Girls Club of Porter Co.

Today in Space History

July 23, 2014
  • 1972 - Landsat 1 (USA) launched. 1st of five Earth resource satellites. Monitored forests, crops, pollution, marine life.
  • 1999 - STS-93 (Columbia). Chandra X-Ray Observatory launch. Duration: 4d 22h. Landing at Kennedy.