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, Apr 24 @ 8:20 a.m.
    Iddings
  • Mon, Apr 24 @ 9:20 a.m.
    Miller
  • Mon, Apr 24 @ 11:35 a.m.
    Salk & Fieler
  • Mon, Apr 24 @ 1:00 p.m.
    Iddings

Today in Space History

April 23, 2017
  • 1962 - Ranger 4 (USA) launched. First US probe to impact on Moon, but failed to return data. Impacted on farside of Moon.
  • 1965 - Molniya 1 (USSR) launched. Used for communication purposes, and for relay of telephone and TV services.
  • 1967 - Soyuz 1 (USSR) launched. Test of new Soyuz S/C. Completed 17 orbits. Komarov died when his parachute failed to open.