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.

Learn more about this web site.

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, Dec 18 @ 6:00 p.m.
    Cub Scouts
  • Thu, Dec 20 @ 9:00 a.m.
    Newton Yost Elementary School
  • Tue, Jan 8 @ 8:10 a.m.
    Merrillville High School
  • Tue, Jan 8 @ 9:16 a.m.
    Merrillville High School

Today in Space History

December 18, 2018
  • 1958 - Project Score (USA) launched. Broadcasted a recorded message of Eisenhower wishing the world "Merry Christmas".
  • 1973 - Soyuz 13 (USSR) launched. Test of Soyuz spacecraft lasting 8 days. Mission took place same time of USA mission.