Merrillville Community Planetarium
Bringing the Universe to the Merrillville Schools and Northwest Indiana


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

  • Thu, Feb 23 @ 12:00 p.m.
    Ready (Eldon) Elementary School
  • Fri, Feb 24 @ 9:00 a.m.
    Crete-Monee School District 201U
  • Fri, Feb 24 @ 10:00 a.m.
    Crete-Monee School District 201U
  • Sat, Feb 25 @ 8:45 a.m.
    Indiana University Northwest

Today in Space History

February 23, 2017
  • 1936 - First rocket air mail flight is made at Greenwood Lake, New York in Gloria. Special rocket stamps were posted on each.
  • 1987 - Supernova 1987A is discovered. Brightest of the twentieth century and first naked eye supernova since 1604.