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

  • Fri, Nov 16 @ 11:00 a.m.
    Westville Elementary School
  • Fri, Nov 16 @ 11:45 a.m.
    Westville Elementary School
  • Sat, Nov 17 @ 9:00 a.m.
    Indiana University Northwest
  • Thu, Nov 29 @ 10:00 a.m.
    Wild and Free Homeschool

Today in Space History

November 16, 2018
  • 1965 - Venera 3 (USSR) launched. First planetary probe to impact on target (Venus), but failed to return data.
  • 1973 - Skylab 3 (USA) launched. Last and longest flight of the Skylab program, setting a record of 84 days in space.
  • 2009 - Launch of STS-129 mission (Atlantis). Crew delivers ExPRESS Logistics Carriers 1 and 2 to the ISS.