Merrillville Community Planetarium
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Earth Science Alcove

The Earth Science alcove is located in the waiting area. This area focuses on Earth and weather. There is an interactive computer with an Earth Update program.

The Waiting Area

The Waiting Area is a large room adjacent to the theater. Groups can use the Waiting Area in many different facets. The Waiting Area has five lunch tables each with twelve attached seats.


Congratulations to the Planetarium student assistants who have passed all four of the required tests before the end of the calendar year.

Student Assistants in the Gift Shop

The Planetarium student assistants have many responsibilities that require various skills. The Gift Shop has a variety of duties.

Adult Education Skygazing

Two classes are being offered this fall through the Adult Education Program.

Nick Makarowski's Internship at NASA

Nicholas Makarowski, a former Merrillville Community Planetarium student assistant and graduate of Merrillville Community School Corporation in 2007, had the experience of a lifetime when he was accep

NASA"s Space Place Team Honors the Merrillville Community Planetarium

In December 2010, a Certificate of Appreciation for The Space Place, a NASA public education and outreach program, was awarded to Merrillville Community Planetarium for its valuable contributions to i

Student Assistants Training Begins

At the start of every school year, students apply to join the Planetarium Club. This year, 85 students applied and 68 have been accepted for training.

Stargazing For Families

After many requests for more educational opportunities for families, the Merrillville Adult Education is offering an Astronomy class for adults with children that will be held at the planetarium.

Delegation from Merrillville attends planetarium conference in Michigan

I writing today from Bay City, Michigan, where I'm attending the annual conference of the Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA). The conference began on Wednesday evening and runs through Saturday afternoon.

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