Merrillville Community Planetarium
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MCP News

90 of 122 Applicants Accepted for Training

One hundred and twenty two students signed up to be planetarium assistants this year. For many different reasons, thirty-two were eliminated.

Group Show on Tuesday, July 2 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Has Been Cancelled

The group show on Tuesday, July 2 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. has been cancelled.

Tom Dobes Technology

Tom Dobes, who was a former Planetarium student assistant and currently employed at University of Chicago, has been Planetarium Technology volunteer for 16 years.

Tom Dobes Technology

Tom Dobes, who was a former Planetarium student assistant and currently employed at University of Chicago, has been Planetarium Technology volunteer for 16 years.

Barbara Williams Elected GLPA Indiana Chair

On October 22, 2016, Barbara (Barb) Williams, wife of Planetarium’s Director Gregg Williams, was elected as Indiana Chair for the Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA) for 2017.

All Tests Passed!

Congratulations to our student assistants who passed all four planetarium tests!

Family Gatherings at the Merrillville Community Planetarium

The Merrillville Community Planetarium offers private shows for groups like scouts and brownie troops, church groups, and Red Hat Societies.

Total Lunar Eclipse on September 27, 2015

Weather permitting, observers in the continental United States, including Northwest Indiana, will be able to observe a total lunar eclipse during the evening of Sunday, September 27.

Indiana University Northwest Astronomy Classes at Planetarium

Dr. Larry Ciupik’s retired from teaching Astronomy at Indiana University Northwest campus after the spring semester.

Student Highlights of the GLPA Conference

Five planetarium assistants went to the Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA) Conference in October. This year it was held at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

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