The Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, AK


The Marie Drake planetarium is currently closed to the public due to Covid-19 . We are offering shows to JSD classes only. 

We hope to give presentations to the public and community groups starts in mid to late August.  

We will send out an email and post here and on Facebook when we are able to safely reopen.  

The planetarium provides free astronomy education to people of all ages and levels of astronomy knowledge.

We are a non profit and have been run by volunteers for 30 years.  

We educate the the public, school classes and community groups. 

Here is link to our latest newsletter.with lots of Earth Day Resources.

While we encourage you to buy local, if you do shop on Amazon, please sign up for Amazon Smile.


Saturn shown with our new digital projector.

We started using our new Digitarium Lambda system in mid February and got positive feedback from attendees.  While the planetarium has been closed, board members have been learning how to use our new system at home. We have also been taking classes relating to the new system, astronomy topics, how to give planetarium presentations. 

Board member Rosemary Walling learning to use new system