Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, Alaska

Apollo 11 - 2019 Movie

Showing on July 20th as a fundraiser for the planetarium

“The single most immersive portrait of how an army of technicians, flight-control teams, organizational bigwigs and, crucially, three brave men took us to the stars and back.”

“It gives you the sensation that you’ve been transported right into the middle of history.”

~Rolling Stone
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 Reach for the Stars

  • We are fundraising for a new digital planetarium system to upgrade our current system which is 52 years old and has very limited capabilities.   
  • This powerful tool will enable us to offer more diverse astronomy presentations.   
  • Help us offer visually engaging astronomy education and inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and astronomers.
  • We have raised $35,000 to date.
  • We need to raise an additional $50,000

Use button on right to make a recurring donation

Planetarium Location - 1415 Glacier Avenue

Click here if you need directions.

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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.