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

Sky Almanac

Tuesday, February 9
Sunrise06:51 a.m.
Sunset05:14 p.m.
Moonrise07:23 a.m.
Moonset06:50 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

  • Tue, Feb 9 @ 8:20 a.m.
  • Tue, Feb 9 @ 9:30 a.m.
  • Tue, Feb 9 @ 10:50 a.m.
  • Wed, Feb 10 @ 8:20 a.m.

Today in Space History

February 9, 2016
  • 1949 - The first Department of Space Medicine was established at the USAF School of Aviation Medicine at Randolph Field, Texas.