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

Planetarium Club


The Planetarium Club is comprised of the student assistants who volunteer their time to help out in the planetarium. The new school year has brought many new 7th and 8th graders and high school students. There are 8th graders and high school assistants returning from last year too. The student assistants have many different responsibilities in the planetarium and learn many new skills. They can be seen working in the gift shop, greeting and ushering at shows, setting up or aiming the telescope, or providing information to visitors. They do many behind-the-scene duties too. They are rewarded with parties and other acknowledgements of their prowess. Training will run through October 1st when students will be officially accepted into the Planetarium Club for the 2013-2014 school year.