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

Observation Deck


LX 200 GPS     SkyQuest

Located on the roof of Pierce — above the Planetarium dome — is our Observation Deck. The Observation Deck provides viewing of the sun and moon during the day and the stars, planets, and moon at night. We have two telescopes that can be set-up on the Observation Deck — a Meade LX200 and an Orion SkyQuest XT8.

We offer observing sessions following each evening public show. Groups can request an observing session as part of their planetarium visit at no additional charge. All observing sessions are offered weather permitting at the discretion of the Planetarium staff.