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

  • Wed, Nov 14 @ 10:00 a.m.
    Beiriger Elementary School
  • Wed, Nov 14 @ 12:00 p.m.
    Beiriger Elementary School
  • Thu, Nov 15 @ 10:00 a.m.
    Beiriger Elementary School
  • Thu, Nov 15 @ 12:00 p.m.
    Beiriger Elementary School

Today in Space History

November 12, 2018
  • 1833 - A great shower of the Leonid Meteors was recorded.
  • 1891 - American astronomer Seth Nicholson was born. Discovered 4 of Jupiter's moons.
  • 1980 - Voyager 1 (USA) flies past Saturn.
  • 1981 - STS-2 (Columbia). Truncated due to fuel cell problem. Duration: 2d 6h. Landing at Edwards.
  • 1995 - STS-74 (Atlantis). Shuttle-Mir docking. Duration: 8d 4h. Landing at Kennedy.