Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, Alaska

Welcome to Alaska's largest planetarium

  • Juneau's planetarium is part of the Juneau School District and has been run by volunteers for over 20 years. Our shows reflect the interests and knowledge of our volunteers.
  • We offer astronomy education for the public, school classes and community groups.
  • Presentations and events are almost always free. On occasion, we have out of town speakers for a small fee. 
  • We use a 1967 Spitz analog projector which is 50 years old. We are fundraising for a new digital projector.
  • There is collection of Marie Drake Planetarium photos on a Flickr site. 

Juneau's planetarium turns 50

Click here  for Feb. 8th, 2017 article in Capitol City Weekly

Contact Information

[email protected]

  • Steve Kocsis:  500-2941, Cristina Della Rosa:  500-2942
  • Location

    The Planetarium is located downtown at 1415 Glacier Avenue

    It is in the Marie Drake Building (between Harborview and a playing field). You will see the Planetarium logo on a sign above the double doors. If you are at the stop light at 10th Avenue and Egan Drive, coming into downtown Juneau, take a left at the light and go two blocks to Glacier Avenue. Take a left. Go two blocks to the 4 way stop sign at 12th and Glacier. Continue on Glacier Avenue. You will see the schools on the left side of the streets starting Harborview. Next to it is the Marie Drake Building. If you see the swimming pool or the high school you have gone too far.

    1415 Glacier Avenue Juneau Alaska

    Friends of the Marie Drake Planetarium

    The Friends of the Marie Drake Planetarium a 501(c)(3) was formed in 2011 to support the planetarium and astronomy education in Juneau. We are fundraising for a new digital projector. This will enable us to offer more diverse astronomy presentations.

    The planetarium is a unique community resource

    The planetarium projector allows us to model the sky even when the weather is miserable! It has been run by volunteers for over twenty years. Click here to learn more about our Spitz projector.

    Contact Us

    Contact us if 

    • you have ideas for planetarium
    • want to volunteer or make a donation 
    • have questions
    • have constructive ideas for improvement
    • want to request a free astronomy presentation for your school group or community group. We will try to find a volunteer at a mutually agreeable time.

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