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

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TitleGradesort iconLength (minutes)Teacher Guide?Synopsis
Africa: Mysteries in Art5th - adult60NoThe art, history, and role of the sky in various cultures in Africa.
Eclipse: Dance of Shadow and Light6th - adult60NoSolar & lunar eclipses in history; cause of eclipses; viewing safely
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
Learning About Stars6th - adult60NoThe winter sky; brightness, color, composition, and how stars evolve
Galaxies and the Universe6th - adult60NoThe fall sky; the Milky Way & Andromeda Galaxies; types of galaxies
Galaxies6th - adult60NoA journey from our Milky Way "neighborhood" to the most distant galaxies
Life Beyond Earth6th - adult60YesHow planets form & life beings, life elsewhere, methods of contact
Exploring Our Universe6th - adult60NoHow humans' view of the universe has changed throughout the history
More Than Meets the Eye6th - adult60NoBackyard astronomy: objects visible with eyes, binoculars, telescopes
Endless Horizon, The6th - adult60NoHuman Exploration of the oceans, continents, and outer space
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
Mars Show, The6th - adult60NoHistoric views, recent Mars probes, and future exploration
Life and Death of Stars, The6th - adult60NoThe evolution of stars as traced in the constellations of winter
RingWorld6th - adult60NoWritten to coincide with the arrival of the Cassini probe at the Saturn System.