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

  • Sat, Sep 8 @ 9:00 a.m.
    Indiana University Northwest
  • Sat, Sep 15 @ 9:00 a.m.
    Indiana University Northwest
  • Thu, Sep 20 @ 9:00 a.m.
    Discovery Charter School
  • Thu, Sep 20 @ 10:00 a.m.
    Discovery Charter School

Today in Space History

August 20, 2018
  • 1975 - Viking 1 (USA) launched. Sent 1st photos of Mars's surface and other data. Orbiters mapped and surveyed planet.
  • 1977 - Voyager 2 (USA) launched. Performed twin fly-by of Jupiter and its inner moons. Arrived at Jupiter on July 9, 1979.