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

  • Tue, Apr 25 @ 11:35 a.m.
    Fieler
  • Tue, Apr 25 @ 1:00 p.m.
    Miller
  • Tue, Apr 25 @ 6:00 p.m.
    Family Gathering
  • Wed, Apr 26 @ 10:30 a.m.
    North Jasper Head Start

Today in Space History

April 25, 2017
  • 1918 - Astronomer Gerard Vaucouleurs was born. Studied distant galaxies and structure of the universe.
  • 1983 - Pioneer 10 crossed the orbit of Pluto on its voyage out of our solar system.
  • 1990 - The Hubble Space Telescope was deployed in space.