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


The Merrillville Community Planetarium is part of the Merrillville Community School Corporation, a K-12 public school system in Northwest Indiana. The Planetarium is located in Clifford Pierce Middle School. We provide programming for Merrillville classes, outside groups, and the public.

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address + phone

Merrillville Community Planetarium
Clifford Pierce Middle School
199 East 70th Avenue
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
(219) 650-5486 - voice
(219) 650-5470 - fax

Upcoming Sky Dates

Upcoming Shows

  • Wed, Apr 25 @ 12:30 p.m.
    Evans (Henry) Elementary School
  • Fri, Apr 27 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Spring Public Show #4
  • Sat, Apr 28 @ 8:45 a.m.
    Indiana University Northwest
  • Sat, Apr 28 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Spring Public Show #5

Today in Space History

April 24, 2018
  • 1061 - Halley's Comet was seen by an English monk, who predicted the destruction of the country.He thought it was an invasion.
  • 1970 - China 1 (China) launched. China became the 5th nation in space with this satellite.
  • 1990 - STS-31 (Discovery). Hubble Space Telescope launch. Duration: 5d 1h. Landing at Edwards.