Merrillville Community Planetarium
Bringing the Universe to the Merrillville Schools and Northwest Indiana

Browse Group Shows

Titlesort iconGradeLength (minutes)Teacher Guide?Synopsis
Adventures Along the Spectrum3rd - 5th grade60NoProfessor Photon explains light and the electromagnetic spectrum
Africa: Mysteries in Art5th - adult60NoThe art, history, and role of the sky in various cultures in Africa.
All Systems Go!6th - adult60NoThe history & future of NASA and American space exploration
Apollo 11: First Landing on the Moon6th - adult60NoA detailed account of the first landing on the moon in 1969
Comet Called Halley, A6th - adult60NoThe history & science of comets; results of Halley's 1986 visit
Comet: From Ice to Fire6th - adult60NoComets in history; the nature and study of comets; recent comets
Cosmic Catastrophes7th - adult60NoPossible causes of mass extinctions like supernovas, cosmic impacts
Current Sky and Solar System2nd - adult60YesConstellations; sky motion; a trip to the North Pole; tour of the planets
Dawn of Astronomy, The8th - adult60NoAncient Astronomy; building & use of pyramids; Stonehenge
Days of the Dead, The8th - adult60NoTraces the history and art of this Mexican festival from ancient Aztecs to today
Destination Mars!5th - adult60NoFollow astronauts on a journey to explore Mars based on NASA plans
Earth is a Planet1st - 2nd grade50YesEarth as a planet: the atmosphere, water, land, and life
Eclipse: Dance of Shadow and Light6th - adult60NoSolar & lunar eclipses in history; cause of eclipses; viewing safely
Endless Horizon, The6th - adult60NoHuman Exploration of the oceans, continents, and outer space
Exploring Our Universe6th - adult60NoHow humans' view of the universe has changed throughout the history
Exploring the Sky1st - 5th grade60NoStars, planets, moon, constellations; earns badge for young scouts
Flying the Space Shuttle3rd - 4th grade60NoHow the shuttle works and what it does in space; historic missions
Galaxies6th - adult60NoA journey from our Milky Way "neighborhood" to the most distant galaxies
Galaxies and the Universe6th - adult60NoThe fall sky; the Milky Way & Andromeda Galaxies; types of galaxies
How Do We Explore Space?1st grade50YesExploring space by using our eyes, telescopes, and spacecraft