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, Feb 19 @ 9:45 a.m.
    Kolling Elementary School
  • Tue, Feb 19 @ 11:00 a.m.
    Kolling Elementary School
  • Tue, Feb 19 @ 4:30 p.m.
    Frontier Girls #318
  • Wed, Feb 20 @ 8:20 a.m.
    Fieler

Today in Space History

February 18, 2019
  • 1930 - Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
  • 1977 - The first space shuttle orbiter, Enterprise, was flight tested from a 747 jumbo jet. Flew, released, and glide-landed.
  • 1979 - SAGE (USA) launched. Placed into Earth orbit to measure atmospheric gases by a photometric device.