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

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Titlesort iconGradeLength (minutes)Teacher Guide?Synopsis
Current Sky and Solar System2nd - adult60YesConstellations; sky motion; a trip to the North Pole; tour of the planets
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
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
Humanities & the Stars: Greeks8th - adult60NoThe stars, planets, and universe as portrayed in Greek mythology
Introduction to the Planetarium0/Kdg - 1st grade45-50YesIntroduces the planetarium and the day and night sky
Learning About Stars6th - adult60NoThe winter sky; brightness, color, composition, and how stars evolve
Life and Death of Stars, The6th - adult60NoThe evolution of stars as traced in the constellations of winter
More Than Meets the Eye6th - adult60NoBackyard astronomy: objects visible with eyes, binoculars, telescopes
Sun and Earth, The2nd grade55YesStars; Earth orbits the sun; cause of day and night, seasons
Van Gogh Sees the Stars7th - adult60NoThe life & art of Vincent Van Gogh; how Van Gogh was influenced by the sky