Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, Alaska

Upcoming Free Events

Stayed Tuned -- Coming to Juneau in October
Digital Planetarium Week
October 7 - 12

Most pubic events will be at the planetarium

There will be presentations Oct 7th - 11th at various elementary schools.

Public events Oct 7th - 12th (Monday to Saturday)

Three visitors from the Museum of Flight in Seattle will be here with their full-dome digital projector.  We'll have multiple public shows throughout the week for different age groups.  Stay tuned for details to make sure you get a place.  See for yourself what a full-dome digital planetarium projector can do for Juneau!  We are half-way to purchasing our own.  See why we are so excited about our future!

Click here to learn more about Museum of Flight. Link will take you to their space gallery, but there is a lot more to experience. The Museum if located half way between SeaTac and downtown Seattle.

Welcome to Juneau's planetarium
  • Juneau's planetarium is part of the Juneau School District and has been run by volunteers for over 20 years. Our presentations and events reflect the interest and knowledge of our volunteers.
  • We offer free astronomy education for the public, school classes and community groups. We serve people of all ages and levels of astronomy knowledge.

The planetarium is a unique community resource

The planetarium projector allows us to model the sky even when the weather is miserable!  We show 'The Stars Tonight' at almost all presentations at the planetarium showing how Juneau's night sky would look if it were clear.

The planetarium is run by volunteers with knowledge of and enthusiasm about astronomy. This is reflected in the planetarium's diverse offerings (click to learn more).

Help Us Buy Our Own Full-Dome Digital Projector 

  • We are fundraising for a new full-dome digital planetarium system to upgrade our current system which is 52 years old.  
  • Help us offer visually engaging astronomy education and inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and explorers.
  • We are half-way there!
  • We appreciate all contributions, large or small, from corporate sponsorships to individual donors, to help us get that final $45,000.  Thank you!

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Planetarium Location - 1415 Glacier Avenue

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Fundraising Update

The board of the Friends of the Marie Drake Planetarium is delighted and grateful to have been awarded a Tier 1 $25,000 grant towards a new planetarium system.