Welcome to Alaska's largest planetarium
- Juneau's planetarium is part of the Juneau School District and has been run by volunteers for over 20 years. Our shows reflect the interests and knowledge of our volunteers.
- We offer astronomy education
for the public, school classes and community groups.
- We use a 1967 Spitz analog projector
- There is collection of Marie Drake Planetarium photos on a Flickr site.
Contact Information and email sign up.
If you are at the stop light at 10th Avenue and Egan Drive, coming into downtown Juneau, take a left at the light and go two blocks to Glacier Avenue. Take a left. Go two blocks to the 4 way stop sign at 12th and Glacier. Continue on Glacier Avenue. You will see the schools on the left side of the streets starting with the newly remodeled Harbor View School. Next to it is the Marie Drake Building. If you see the swimming pool you have gone too far.
Friends of the Marie Drake Planetarium
The Friends of the Marie Drake Planetarium a 501(c)(3) was formed in 2011 to support the planetarium and astronomy education in Juneau. The long term goal is to obtain funding for a new digital projector.
The planetarium is a unique community resource
Upcoming Free Events
Marie Drake Planetarium Seeks Astronomy Photos
for Future Presentations
The Friends of the Marie Drake Planetarium, is putting together an 'Awesome Alaskan Astronomy' presentation. It will be a free show at the planetarium with the date to be arranged. Suggestions for photos: northern lights, moon, stars, eclipses, astronomical art and humor, dark sky photography, telescopes, observatories , sundials etc.
Everyone is invited to share their Alaska astronomy photos. The only requirement is that the photo is taken in Alaska. Contributors will be credited with their name and website. Attendees will given a handout of this information.
Please sent up to six high resolution photos to email@example.com
or email if you have any questions.
Deadline is March 31st.
Include title, date, location and/or any details you think are relevant.
Photos will be selected and organized by Cristina Della Rosa, a volunteer who previously put together a presentation 'Art of the Aurora.' Photos will only be used for free planetarium shows and won't be posted or distributed elsewhere.