The Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, AK

All shows cancelled until further notice. The Marie Drake Building is currently being renovated, so there is no access to planetarium.
We will send an email and post here when we are able to have public events again.

Is the new Digital Projector in action?

Yes! We started using our new digital projector in mid February. Unfortunately public 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 and how to give planetarium presentations.

Saturn shown with our new digital projector.

There is always something interesting happening
at the planetarium
Here are ways to keep informed

  • On this website, go to upcoming events tab or calendar button.
  • Jojn or email list.
  • Like us on Facebook

  • We welcome your feedback, questions, ideas for grants and fundraising, suggestions for programming, and constructive suggestions for improvement.
  • If you would like a free presentation for your class or non profit, let us know date range, the number and age of attendees and topic (if any). 
  • Contact us if you would like to volunteer or help us with a cash or in-kind donation.

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Recent Grants

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. 

The image above is not their logo. Learn more at

Climate change workshop hosted by Seattle's Pacific Science Center. We learned how to share climate science in a planetarium setting. 

Workshop attendees - a great group of people passionate about teaching astronomy

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