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

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. It's a wonderful opportunity for families to experience learning about the mysteries of the sky. Mythology stories behind the constellations will be given for every season and can be shared while camping or enjoying the outdoors throughout the year. The Planetarium's DigitalSky projector will be used to view the starry skies of every season and to learn more about the other objects seen in space. There will be some hands-on projects as well. The class will be held for 6 weeks, on Mondays, from October 6th through November 29th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the planetarium. For more information, refer to the Adult Education schedule that can be found on their website or contact Show Presenter Linda K. Charnetzky at the planetarium or email l.charnetzky@mcpstars.org