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

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Titlesort iconGradeLength (minutes)Teacher Guide?Synopsis
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: From Ice to Fire6th - adult60NoComets in history; the nature and study of comets; recent comets
Dawn of the Space Age4th - adult60YesHistoric moments from Sputnik to the Shuttle (full dome show - additional fee)
Destination Mars!5th - adult60NoFollow astronauts on a journey to explore Mars based on NASA plans
Endless Horizon, The6th - adult60NoHuman Exploration of the oceans, continents, and outer space
Flying the Space Shuttle3rd - 4th grade60NoHow the shuttle works and what it does in space; historic missions
How Do We Explore Space?1st grade50YesExploring space by using our eyes, telescopes, and spacecraft
Humans and the Moon, Part 15th - 6th grade60YesInformation learned about the moon prior to spaceflight
Humans and the Moon, Part 25th - 6th grade60YesNew knowledge about the moon from lunar probes and astronauts
Inner Solar System, The5th - 6th grade60NoMercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and the asteroid belt
Larry Cat in Space1st - adult60YesA family show about a cat that follows its owner to the moon
Magellan: Report from Venus8th - adult60NoResults from the Magellan probe which used radar to map Venus
Mars Show, The6th - adult60NoHistoric views, recent Mars probes, and future exploration
Mercury: America's First Men in Space7th - adult60NoEarly space race with the Soviet Union; flights of Shepard & Glenn
Outer Solar System, The5th - 6th grade60NoJupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and comets
RingWorld6th - adult60NoWritten to coincide with the arrival of the Cassini probe at the Saturn System.
Satellites and Space Probes4th - 5th grade60YesTypes of satellites; rockets; space probes sent to the planets
Through the Eyes of Hubble8th - adult60NoThe discoveries made by Hubble since being successfully repaired
Voyager Encounters, The7th - adult60NoThe planets, moons, & rings of the outer solar system