Merrillville, Indiana – located in northern Lake County – is home to a world class planetarium and they’re currently running a show that’s worth seeing – that also happens to end this very weekend.
Through the Eyes of Hubble is a tour of all the great discoveries that the Hubble Space Telescope has made in it’s amazing 20 year history.
From the planetarium:
The Merrillville Community Planetarium presents Through the Eyes of Hubble, a public program beginning on April 9 and continuing through May 1. The show will be presented on Friday, April 9, 16, 23, and 30, and Saturday, April 24 and May 1 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 planetarium’s Gift Shop is open before and after each show. Weather permitting, an outdoor observing session is offered following each program.
Since its launch in April 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been one of the most important astronomical instruments available to astronomers. This program, produced in cooperation with the Space Telescope Science Institute, celebrates 20 years of discoveries made by Hubble. Following the recorded program, the planetarium will show the planets, stars, and constellations of autumn. The planetarium’s Gift Shop will be open and, weather permitting, an outdoor observing session will be offered following the program.
It’s an affordable night out for the scientifically inclined – costing only $3 for a ticket ($2 for kids). So, if you’re going to be in the area – catch the final show of Through the Eyes of Hubble on Saturday May 1st.