Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, Alaska

We will have a table at this free event.
Friday, August 2nd
5:30 - 7:00 pm at Centennial Hall.
This week's block party theme is Woodstock and Stonewall Flashback.
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

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(100% of your gift goes to planetarium) 

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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.