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, Jun 27 @ 10:00 a.m.
    Kidzone Learning Center
  • Wed, Jun 28 @ 8:45 a.m.
    Indiana University Northwest
  • Mon, Jul 3 @ 9:30 a.m.
    Growing Kids Learning Center
  • Fri, Jul 7 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Summer Public Show #1

Today in Space History

June 27, 2017
  • 1978 - Soyuz 30 (USSR) launched. Docked with Salyut 6 and was joined by Soyuz 31 for 7 days.
  • 1982 - STS-4 (Columbia). Last shuttle R&D flight. Duration: 7d 1h. Landing at Edwards.
  • 1995 - STS-71 (Atlantis). First Shuttle-Mir docking. Duration: 9d 19h. Landing at Kennedy.