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

Spring Public Show

The Spring Sky The Spring Sky

The Spring Sky

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



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The Merrillville Community Planetarium presents The Spring Sky, a public program beginning on April 7 and continuing through April 22. The show will be presented on Friday, April 7, 14, and 21, and Saturday, April 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.

As the constellations of winter begin to set in the western sky, the stars of spring and summer are rising in the east. We'll learn what bright stars and constellations are visible in the spring. We'll also look for Mars in the early evening sky and Jupiter and Saturn, which will be visible later in the night.

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 can arrange for a private show by calling the planetarium at (219) 650-5486.

This is the third of four public programs for the 2016-2017 school year. Our next public show, "Eclipse: Dance of Shadow and Light," will be in July 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.