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

Browse Group Shows

Titlesort iconGradeLength (minutes)Teacher Guide?Synopsis
Wright Way to Fly, The5th - adult60NoThe history of human flight from Icarus to the Wright Brothers.
Wilbear's Adventure0/Kdg - 3rd Grade50NoWilbear is a teddy bear who learns about the history & science of flight
Water Planet, The4th - 5th grade60NoThe atmosphere, water, land, and life of Earth; basic geology
Voyager Encounters, The7th - adult60NoThe planets, moons, & rings of the outer solar system
Van Gogh Sees the Stars7th - adult60NoThe life & art of Vincent Van Gogh; how Van Gogh was influenced by the sky
Through the Eyes of Hubble8th - adult60NoThe discoveries made by Hubble since being successfully repaired
Sun's Family, The3rd - 4th grade60YesCovers the sun, planets, moons, asteroids, and comets
Sun and Earth, The2nd grade55YesStars; Earth orbits the sun; cause of day and night, seasons
Star Gazer, The5th - adult60NoAstronomer James Kaler shares his knowledge and enthusiasm for stars
Satellites and Space Probes4th - 5th grade60YesTypes of satellites; rockets; space probes sent to the planets
RingWorld6th - adult60NoWritten to coincide with the arrival of the Cassini probe at the Saturn System.
Outer Solar System, The5th - 6th grade60NoJupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and comets
Our Star, the Sun4th - 5th grade60YesAbout stars and the sun; how the sun affects our planet
More Than Meets the Eye6th - adult60NoBackyard astronomy: objects visible with eyes, binoculars, telescopes
MoonWitch2nd - adult50NoAfter hearing Halloween stories, a young girl learns about the moon
Moon, The3rd - 4th grade60YesBasic information about the moon, phases, and eclipses
Mercury: America's First Men in Space7th - adult60NoEarly space race with the Soviet Union; flights of Shepard & Glenn
Mars Show, The6th - adult60NoHistoric views, recent Mars probes, and future exploration
Man and the Moon, Part 25th - 6th grade60YesNew knowledge about the moon from lunar probes and astronauts
Man and the Moon, Part 15th - 6th grade60YesInformation learned about the moon prior to spaceflight