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

Welcome

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

  • Tue, Jun 26 @ 10:00 a.m.
    Kidzone Learning Center
  • Mon, Jul 2 @ 10:00 a.m.
    Growing Kids Learning Center
  • Fri, Jul 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Summer Public Show #1
  • Sat, Jul 14 @ 12:00 p.m.
    birthday party

Today in Space History

June 25, 2018
  • 1894 - Hermann Oberth, German rocket pioneer, born.
  • 1894 - German rocket pioneer Hermann Oberth born. Considered to be a founding father of modern rocketry.
  • 1974 - Salyut 3 (USSR) launched. 1st successful Soyuz-Salyut docking mission. Cosmonauts spent 16 days in space station.
  • 1992 - STS-50 (Columbia). Spacelab mission. Duration: 13d 19h. Landing at Kennedy.