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

  • Mon, Dec 12 @ 8:40 a.m.
    Merrillville Intermediate School
  • Mon, Dec 12 @ 9:30 a.m.
    Merrillville Intermediate School
  • Mon, Dec 12 @ 12:10 p.m.
    Merrillville Intermediate School
  • Mon, Dec 12 @ 1:00 p.m.
    Merrillville Intermediate School

Today in Space History

December 10, 2016
  • 1974 - Helios 1 (West Germany) launched by USA. Designed to reach Sun to within 3/10ths of distance from Earth. Solar probe.
  • 1977 - Soyuz 26 (USSR) launched. Docked with Salyut 6. Joined by Soyuz 27 and then returned five days later.
  • 1984 - National Science Foundation announced the discovery of the first exoplanet, 21 million light years away.