The Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, AK

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.  Our shows serve the public, school classes and community groups. Here is link to our latest newsletter.

The Marie Drake planetarium is currently closed due to Covid-19. We will send out an email and post here and on Facebook when we are able to safely reopen.  Date will be determined by JSD and the planetarium board.

Do you shop on Amazon?

While we encourage you to shop locally, if you make purchases from Amazon, please consider signing up for Amazon Smile to benefit the planetarium. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to designated charities.

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 and how to create virtual programing.

Saturn shown with our new digital projector.

Board member Rosemary Walling learning to use new system

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Submit Videos on how people in Juneau are Healing Planet Earth

With Earth Day coming up in April, it’s a great time think about ways to heal planet Earth. After all, there is no Planet B.

We invite you to share how you and others in Juneau are making our Earth healthier. We all need to do our part to make our human impact more sustainable and to combat climate change and other human caused environmental problems.

Please submit a video about what you are doing to make Earth healthier

We will select the best videos and put them on our YouTube channel.

Please keep your video under 4 minutes. Don’t forget to introduce yourself and keep it brief and on topic. We may edit your video. If you have links that go with the video, we will put them in the description so viewers can learn more.

You video can be in any style you want.  Click here for some ideas.
Send you videos to Cristina at [email protected]  

We welcome your feedback. Send us your questions, ideas for grants and fundraising, suggestions for programming, and constructive feedback for improvement.  Contact us if you would like to volunteer or help us with a cash or in-kind donation.