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

Sky Almanac

Saturday, December 20
Sunrise07:11 a.m.
Sunset04:22 p.m.
Moonrise05:27 a.m.
Moonset03:34 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, Jan 5 @ 8:40 a.m.
    Merrillville Intermediate School
  • Mon, Jan 5 @ 12:25 p.m.
    Merrillville Intermediate School
  • Mon, Jan 5 @ 1:05 p.m.
    Merrillville Intermediate School
  • Tue, Jan 6 @ 8:40 a.m.
    Merrillville Intermediate School

Today in Space History

December 20, 2014
  • 1876 - American astronomer Walter Adams was born. Did spectroScopic studies of the sun and measured star distances.
  • 1900 - Michel Giacobini in France discovered a comet (rediscovered by Zinner in 1913) -- source of Draconid meteor shower.