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

Earth Science

Earth Kiosk

The Earth Science display is composed of Earth Update and our own Weather Station. Earth Update is an interactive, real-time display system of Earth images and data designed for museums and schools by the Rice Space Institute. The Weather Station displays real time weather data from the roof of Pierce Middle School and a revolving set of screens from the National Weather Service in Chicago. The weather data from the roof of Pierce is updated every five minutes on our web site at