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

Sky Almanac

Sunday, November 23
Sunrise06:47 a.m.
Sunset04:24 p.m.
Moonrise07:43 a.m.
Moonset05:47 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

  • Mon, Nov 24 @ 12:10 p.m.
    Merrillville Intermediate School
  • Mon, Nov 24 @ 1:00 p.m.
    Merrillville Intermediate School
  • Tue, Nov 25 @ 8:40 a.m.
    Merrillville Intermediate School
  • Tue, Nov 25 @ 9:30 a.m.
    Merrillville Intermediate School

Today in Space History

November 23, 2014
  • 1221 - Spanish astronomer Alfonso X of Castile was born. Revised Ptolemy's planetary tables used for three centuries.
  • 1935 - Cosmonaut Vladislav Nickolayevich Volkov was born. One of 3 who died during re-entry aboard Soyuz 11.
  • 2002 - STS-113 (Endeavour). ISS assembly: P1 truss, crew rotation. Duration: 13d 18h. Landing at Kennedy.