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

Sky Almanac

Tuesday, March 31
Sunrise06:33 a.m.
Sunset07:13 p.m.
Moonrise03:55 p.m.
Moonset04:36 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

  • Tue, Mar 31 @ 7:40 a.m.
    Pierce Middle School
  • Tue, Mar 31 @ 8:42 a.m.
    Pierce Middle School
  • Tue, Mar 31 @ 11:58 a.m.
    Pierce Middle School
  • Tue, Mar 31 @ 12:53 p.m.
    Pierce Middle School

Today in Space History

March 31, 2015
  • 1956 - First U.S. space cabin simulator was tested.
  • 1961 - First African-American astronaut E.J. Dwight Jr. was chosen for the Manned Orbiting Laboratoy program.
  • 1966 - Luna 10 (USSR) launched. One of a series of Moon probes, which measured the magnetic field and meteoroids.