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

  • Sat, Jun 22 @ 9:30 a.m.
    Tulaski Public Library
  • Sat, Jun 22 @ 2:30 p.m.
    Tulaski Public Library
  • Wed, Jun 26 @ 10:00 a.m.
    Growing Kids Learning Center
  • Tue, Jul 2 @ 12:00 p.m.
    Happy Days Child Care Center

Today in Space History

June 18, 2019
  • 1799 - Amateur English astronomer William Lassell was born. Built the Starfield Observatory near Liverpool.
  • 1926 - American astronomer Allan Rex Sandage was born. Co-credited for discovering a quasar.
  • 1928 - Aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 1965 - The first large solid fuel rocket, Titan 3C, was launched into orbit by NASA.
  • 1983 - Sally Ride, 1st American woman in space.
  • 1983 - STS-7 (Challenger). Multiple comsat launches. Duration: 6d 2h. Landing at Edwards.