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

  • Sat, Jul 29 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Lake County Public Library
  • Sun, Aug 6 @ 12:30 p.m.
    Birthday Party
  • Wed, Aug 9 @ 7:00 p.m.
    Cub Scout Pack
  • Sat, Aug 12 @ 3:00 p.m.
    Birthday Party

Today in Space History

July 28, 2017
  • 1851 - First photograph of a total solar eclipse.
  • 1964 - Ranger 7 (USA) launched. Second US probe to impact Moon, returning 4,300 photos.
  • 1973 - Skylab 2 (USA) launched. 2nd Skylab Crew docked with Skylab. Installed a sunshield & meteorite detector. 77,000 pictures