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

Fall Public Show

MoonWitch MoonWitch


Friday, October 7, 14, 21
Saturday, October 15, 22

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The Merrillville Community Planetarium presents MoonWitch, a public program beginning on October 7 and continuing through October 22. The show will be presented on Friday, October 7, 14, and 21, and Saturday, October 15 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. Additional showings may be added if needed. The planetarium opens for seating 30 minutes before the show begins. No one will be admitted after the program starts.

While trick-or-treating on Halloween, Diane is frightened by stories told by her older brother of a "moon-witch." After returning home, Diane's mom and dad explain the nature of the moon and its changing appearance in the sky. Following the recorded program, we will explore the skies of autumn.

Admission to public programs is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Seating is limited and should be reserved by calling (219) 650-5486 or here on the web site. Large groups may arrange for a private show by calling the planetarium at (219) 650-5486.

This is the planetarium’s first public program for the 2016-2017 school year. Our next public show, "Learning About Stars," will be in January 2017. The planetarium is located in Clifford Pierce Middle School at 199 East 70th Avenue in Merrillville, Indiana. Please park and enter on the west side of the building.