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.
  • Almost all our shows and events are free.
  • We use a 1967 Spitz analog projector. 
  • There is collection of Marie Drake Planetarium photos on a Flickr site. 

Juneau's planetarium turns 50

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

Contact Information

[email protected]

  • John Kremers:  723-9012, Steve Kocsis:  500-2941, Cristina Della Rosa:  500-2942
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    Location

    The Planetarium is located downtown at 1415 Glacier Avenue 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 with the newly remodeled Harbor View School. Next to it is the Marie Drake Building. If you see the swimming pool or the high school you have gone too far.

    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. In 2016 we plan to buy a new fish eye digital projector. This will enable us to offer more diverse astronomy presentations.

    Click here to learn more.

    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.

    Upcoming Events

    Monday, Feb 27 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Tuesday, Mar 21 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Saturday, Mar 25 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Monday, Apr 24 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Click here for complete calendar