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

Winter Public Show

The Inner Solar System The Inner Solar System

The Inner Solar System

Friday, January 10, 17, 24
Saturday, January 18, 25

Back to Public Shows

The Merrillville Community Planetarium presents The Inner Solar System, a public program beginning on January 10 and continuing through January 25. The show will be presented on Friday, January 10, 17, and 24, and Saturday, January 18 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. Additional showings may be added if needed. The planetarium opens for seating 30 minutes before the show begins. No one will be admitted after the program starts.

This program explores the inner solar system, including the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars and the asteroid belt. Beginning with the formation of the solar system, we’ll compare the inner and outer planets before exploring each of the planets near the sun and the asteroids. The planetarium’s Gift Shop will be open and, weather permitting, an outdoor observing session will be offered following the program.

Admission to public programs is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Sorry, but we cannot accept debit or credit cards. Seating is limited and should be reserved by calling (219) 650-5486 or by completing this online form. Large groups may arrange for a private show by calling the planetarium at (219) 650-5486 or by completing this online form.

This is the second of four public programs for the 2019-2020 school year. Our next public show, "Galaxies and the Universe," will be in April 2020. The planetarium is located in Clifford Pierce Middle School at 199 East 70th Avenue in Merrillville, Indiana. Please park and enter on the west side of the building.

Press Release for Winter Public Show (.pdf Adobe Acrobat Format)