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

Sky Almanac

Monday, April 21
Sunrise06:00 a.m.
Sunset07:35 p.m.
Moonrise01:07 a.m.
Moonset11:26 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

  • Mon, Apr 21 @ 11:00 a.m.
    Immanuel Lutheran School
  • Mon, Apr 21 @ 6:00 p.m.
    Merrillville Adult Education
  • Tue, Apr 22 @ 9:30 a.m.
    Memorial Elementary School
  • Tue, Apr 22 @ 10:30 a.m.
    Memorial Elementary School

Today in Space History

April 21, 2014
  • 1774 - French mathematician and physicist Jean-Baptiste Biot was born. Studied magnetic fields, atmosphere, and meridian arc.
  • 1882 - American physicist Percy Williams Bridgman was born. Created apparatus to produce high pressures at 400,000 atmospheres.