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

Control Console


Control Console

From this control console, we operate the equipment needed to present our planetarium programs. The console provides control of our star projector, slide projectors, video system, special effects, audio system, and room lighting.

There are two computers at the control console. One of the computers is connected to our video projector. Any web site, image, or program visible on that computer can be projected for the audience to see. The other computer operates our automation system made by Sky-Skan, Inc. Our automation system controls slides, video, and special effects. Everything else, including the star projector, is operated manually.