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Planetarium show features Dance of Shadow and Light

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Community Planetarium presents "Eclipse: Dance of Shadow and Light," a public program beginning Friday and continuing through Oct. 18. The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18. Additional showings may be added…

October 02, 2014 12:00 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 61: Challenger Learning Center

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 61: Challenger Learning Center

Purdue University boasts an impressive list of astronaut alumni and one local campus has a region gem working to inspire the next generation of space travelers.

September 04, 2014 12:05 am
Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA shows astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. posing for a photograph beside the U.S. flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Aldrin and fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong were the first men to walk on the lunar surface. The …

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA, astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. walks on the surface of the moon, with seismogaphic equipment that he just set up. The flag like object on a pole is a solar wind experiment and in the background is the Lunar Landing Module. (AP Photo/NA…

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA, the Apollo 11 lunar module rises from the moon's surface for docking with the command module and the trip back to earth with the earth in the background. Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, 84, is asking everyone to remember wher…

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

FILE - This July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA shows a view of the Apollo Command Module with astronaut Michael Collins aboard as seen from the Lunar Module. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin in the Lunar Module separated from Apollo 11 to prepare to go to the lunar surface. …

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

FILE - In this July 16, 1969 file photo provided by NASA, the Saturn V rocket that launched Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins on their Apollo 11 moon mission lifts off at Cape Kennedy, Fla. For the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Aldrin asked everyone to remember whe…

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

FILE - In this July 24, 1969 file photo, President Richard Nixon, right, greets the Apollo 11 astronauts in the quarantine van on board the U.S.S. Hornet after splashdown and recovery. The Apollo 11 crew from left are Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin. Armstrong and Al…

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin carries scientific experiments to a deployment site south of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission. One experiment involved the inner composition of the moon, and another tried to determine the exact …

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA, a footprint left by one of the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission shows in the soft, powder surface of the moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon after blastoff from Cape Kenne…

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo made from a television monitor, Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong walks slowly away from the lunar module to explore the surface of the moon. Armstrong was first out the lunar module, Eagle, onto the dusty surface of Tranquility Base. (AP Photo, File)

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA, astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander, smiles for a photo inside the Lunar Module while it rested on the lunar surface. Armstrong was first out the lunar module, Eagle, onto the dusty surface of Tranquility Base. (AP Photo/…

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

FILE - In this July 16, 1999 file photo, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, left, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin field questions in a replica of an Apollo mission control room at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Aldrin, 84, is asking everyone to remember where they were when he and Armstrong became…

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

FILE - This July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA shows Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface. Apollo 11 astronauts trained on Earth to take individual photographs in succession in order to create a series of frames that could be assembled into panoramic images. This fr…

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm

Explore Earth at planetarium's new family show

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…

April 09, 2014 12:00 am

Night sky gazing planned at National Lakeshore

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…

January 24, 2014 12:00 am
Cloudy night no hindrance for dunes stargazing enthusiasts

Cloudy night no hindrance for dunes stargazing enthusiasts

CHESTERTON | When admiring the heavens, you can’t let a few clouds get in your way.

June 16, 2013 9:00 pm Photos

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Cloudy night no hindrance for dunes stargazing enthusiasts

Cloudy night no hindrance for dunes stargazing enthusiasts

Calumet Astronomical Society member Larry Maka speaks Saturday during a presentation about astronomy in the Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center.

June 15, 2013 10:12 pm
Scouts reach for the stars at Challenger Learning Center

Scouts reach for the stars at Challenger Learning 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.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Scouts reach for the stars at Challenger Learning Center

Scouts reach for the stars at Challenger Learning Center

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 …

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
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