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

  • Fri, Jan 17 @ 8:40 a.m.
    Merrillville Intermediate School
  • Fri, Jan 17 @ 10:00 a.m.
    Pine Elementary School
  • Fri, Jan 17 @ 11:00 a.m.
    Pine Elementary School
  • Fri, Jan 17 @ 12:30 p.m.
    Merrillville Intermediate School

Today in Space History

January 17, 2020
  • 1876 - American airplane inventor Glenn L. Martin was born. Built airplanes from his auto shop. A "pioneer birdman".
  • 1976 - CTS (Canada-USA) launched. The most powerful communications satellite (to date) designed to be used with small stations