The Merrillville Community Planetarium presents The Autumn Sky, a public program beginning on October 4 and continuing through October 19. The show will be presented on Friday, October 4, 11, and 18, and Saturday, October 12 and 19 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. The program lasts from 60 to 90 minutes. Fall is a great time to observe the night sky. Many bright stars and constellations are visible including the Summer Triangle, Pegasus the Winged Horse, and Andromeda the Chained Maiden. Plus, Jupiter and Saturn will be visible in the evening sky! 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 visiting https://mcpstars.org/public/reservations. Large groups may arrange for a private show by calling the planetarium at (219) 650-5486 or by visiting https://mcpstars.org/group/reservations. This is the first of four public programs for the 2019-2020 school year. Our next public show will be "The Inner Solar System" in January 2020. For more information about the planetarium, visit www.mcpstars.org. 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.