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

Spring Public Show

The Spring Sky The Spring Sky

Our Star, the Sun

Friday, April 13, 20, 27
Saturday, April 21, 28



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The Merrillville Community Planetarium presents Our Star, the Sun, a public program beginning on April 13 and continuing through April 28. The show will be presented on Friday, April 13, 20, and 27, and Saturday, April 21 and 28 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.

“Our Star, the Sun” is a family presentation of one of the planetarium's school programs. During the show, S5-12, the planetarium's computer, tells us about the star that we depend on for light and heat. Find out how astronomers study stars and learn what stars are made of and how they shine.

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 2017-2018 school year. Our next public show, "The Summer Sky," will be in July 2018. 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.