The Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, AK

All shows cancelled until further notice. The Marie Drake Building and planetarium are  currently closed to school children and the public due to covid-19.
We will send an email and post here when we are able to reopen.

Is the new Digital Projector in action?

Yes and No
We started using our new digital projector in mid February and got positive feedback from attendees. Unfortunately all shows had to stop in mid March due to Covid-19.
While the planetarium has been closed,  board members have been learning how to use our new system at home. We have also been taking online classes relating to the new system, astronomy topics, and how to give planetarium presentations.

Saturn shown with our new digital projector.

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Recent Grants

We were awarded a grant to attend a climate change workshop hosted by Seattle's Pacific Science Center. Two board members learned how to share climate science in a planetarium setting. 

Workshop attendees - 

A great group of people passionate about teaching astronomy

In April we received an award from the Juneau Community Foundation's Juneau Fund. We will use these funds for training on using our new digital planetarium system.

We have been selected by Mudroom (as one of several local non profits) to benefit from their 10th season of storytelling events. 

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In March we were awarded a grant from Alaska USA’s Community Support Fund.