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.

  • mariedrakeplanetarium@gmail.com
  • Steve Kocsis: 500-2941 (cell)   John Kremers:  723-9012
  • Find our about upcoming events by joining our email list.

Location

The Planetarium is located downtown on Glacier Highway in the Marie Drake Building (between Harborview and the Juneau Douglas High School). You will see the Planetarium logo on a sign above the double doors just before the playing field (astro turf).

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

The planetarium projector allows us to model the sky even when the weather is miserable! It has been run by volunteers for over twenty years. Click here to learn more about our Spitz projector.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Apr 29 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, May 6 at 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Tuesday, May 27 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Click here for complete calendar