MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Community Planetarium presents "The Water Planet," a public program beginning Friday and continuing through April 26. The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, April 11, 18, and 25, and Saturdays, April 19 and 26 inside Pierce Middle School, 199 E. 70th…
GARY | Join a star gazing club at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday and learn about the Orion nebula, the Pleiades cluster and Perseus. Participants will also learn basic star identification using teles…
CHESTERTON | When admiring the heavens, you can’t let a few clouds get in your way.
Calumet Astronomical Society member Larry Maka speaks Saturday during a presentation about astronomy in the Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center.
HAMMOND | Webelos Cub Scouts of Pack 773, which meets at Annunciata Parish on the East Side, spent their afternoon learning and completing their Astronomy Merit Badge at the Challenger Learning Center on the Purdue University Calumet campus in Hammond led by Flight Director Ann Vassar.
Scouts from the East Side recently visited the Challenger Learning Center in Hammond to earn their Astronomy Merit Badge. From left, Jacob Kusar, John Garcia, Jaime Avila, Eric Godinez, Andres Gomez, Liam Bermejo, Manuel Perez and Girl Scout Abby Bermejo learned how to identify the parts of …
Webelos I Scout Liam Bermejo tries out the telescope under the direction of Flight Director Ann Vassar while Webelos I Scout Manuel Perez waits for his turn.
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The Merrillville Community Planetarium presents "Van Gogh Sees the Stars," a public program beginning on today and continuing through Jan. 26.
Stars, moons and planets have long been inspiration for designers. For aficionados and anyone who appreciates the artistry to be found in astronomy, there is a galaxy of beautiful items for the home.
Regardless of their interest in astronomy, visitors to Chris Krstanovic's home want to look through his telescope.
PASADENA, Calif. | The robotic explorer Curiosity's daring plunge through the pink skies of Mars was more than perfect. It landed with spectacular style, said a NASA scientist, describing the first images of its mechanical gymnastics.
Brian Schratz hugs a colleague as he celebrates a successful landing Sunday inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
This photo provided by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows the gravel on the surface of Mars' Gale Crater where the Curiosity rover landed late Sunday. On the horizon is the rim of the crater. Part of the spring that released the lens' dust cover can be seen at the bottom right, near the …
This late Sunday photo made available by NASA shows the Curiosity rover, bottom, and its parachute descending to the surface from the vantage point of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Dozens of people lined up at the Valparaiso University Observatory to view the transit of Venus between the Earth and the Sun. Image provided by the Associated Press
VALPARAISO | Nationally known astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson called the six-hour passing of Venus across the upper corner of the sun "long and boring ... but rare." It was the latter that brought out large crowds Tuesday to Valparaiso University.
To his credit, Michael Bay does try to put more human touch into "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," aiming to make up for the clattering mess of overgrown kitchen appliances that duked it out in the franchise's last installment.
ST. JOHN | The Calumet Astronomical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the auditorium of Lake Central High School, 8400 U.S. 41.
LOWELL | Calumet Astronomical Society will host an open house from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Friday at the Thomas Conway Observatory, 191st and Chase streets in Lowell, southeast of the Buckley Homestead farm area.
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