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

Sky Almanac

Monday, November 30
Sunrise06:55 a.m.
Sunset04:20 p.m.
Moonrise09:25 p.m.
Moonset10:44 a.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

  • Wed, Dec 2 @ 8:40 a.m.
    Merrillville Intermediate
  • Wed, Dec 2 @ 10:30 a.m.
    Wilson School
  • Wed, Dec 2 @ 11:30 a.m.
    Wilson School
  • Wed, Dec 2 @ 12:55 p.m.
    Merrillville Intermediate

Today in Space History

November 30, 2015
  • 1609 - Galileo Galilei in Padua, Italy drew the moon as seen through his telescope. Discoveries included irregularities.
  • 1678 - Edmond Halley, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society at age 22.
  • 2000 - STS-97 (Endeavour). ISS assembly: solar arrays, radiators. Duration: 10d 19h. Landing at Kennedy.