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.



The planetarium's air conditioning has been repaired. Once again, we can provide a comfortable environment for our programs.



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, Oct 15 @ 8:20 a.m.
    Salk
  • Tue, Oct 15 @ 9:40 a.m.
    Fieler
  • Tue, Oct 15 @ 11:05 a.m.
    Iddings
  • Wed, Oct 16 @ 9:40 a.m.
    Iddings

Today in Space History

October 14, 2019
  • 1947 - Chuck Yeager was the first to fly faster than the speed of sound, breaking the sound barrier in Bell XS-1 at 37,000 ft.
  • 1968 - First live telecast from space from Apollo 7 in orbit.
  • 2004 - Launch of ISS Expedition 10 aboard Soyuz TMA-5 mission. Crew includes 1 astronaut and 1 cosmonaut. Duration: 193 days.