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

Browse Group Shows

TitleGradeLength (minutes)Teacher Guide?sort iconSynopsis
Exploring the Sky1st - 5th grade60NoStars, planets, moon, constellations; earns badge for young scouts
MoonWitch2nd - adult50NoAfter hearing Halloween stories, a young girl learns about the moon
Flying the Space Shuttle3rd - 4th grade60NoHow the shuttle works and what it does in space; historic missions
Water Planet, The4th - 5th grade60NoThe atmosphere, water, land, and life of Earth; basic geology
Inner Solar System, The5th - 6th grade60NoMercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and the asteroid belt
Outer Solar System, The5th - 6th grade60NoJupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and comets
Destination Mars!5th - adult60NoFollow astronauts on a journey to explore Mars based on NASA plans
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
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
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