Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, Alaska

1969 to 1979  - Shows and Events

1969

This was the first year the planetarium was open. There was a full time planetarium director, Albert Show who was employee of Juneau School Disrtirct.

  • Winter Tide
  • Moon and Tides
  • The Planets
  • Distance in Space
  • Christmas Star

1970

Two programs each evening designed mainly for adults but children welcome

Mythology : The Figures in the Star

Astrology

Life in the Universe (Sep. 29)

Birth and Death of Stars (Oct. 29)

The Moon and Tides (Nov. 24)

The Christmas Star (Dec. 17)

1971

The Fall Sky (2 shows)
Moon and Tides Version (2 shows)
Life in the Universe (Jan. 27)
Christmas Star
The Winter Sky (Jan 26)
Mythology (Feb. 25)
The Planets (March 23)

1972

Two programs each evening designed mainly for adults, but children welcome.

  • Life in the Universe
  • Birth and Death of Stars
  • Astrology
  • Longitude and Latitude
  • The Equinox
  • The Fall Sky (Sep. 28) 2 shows
  • Life in the Universe (Oct 26) 2 shows
  • The Planets (Nov. 29) 2 shows
  • The Christmas Star (Dec. 21) 2 shows

1973

Two programs each evening designed mainly for adults, but children welcome. Offered via Community Schools

  • The Fall Sky (Sep. 27)
  • Distance in Space (Oct. 25)
  • Comets (Nov. 28)
  • The Christmas Star (Dec. 19)
  • Birth and Death of Stars (Jan 25) 2 shows
  • Astrology (Feb. 28) 2 shows
It will explain how horoscopes are put together and what features are included. The Planetarium Director will not cast your horoscope.
  • The Equinox (March 22) 2 shows

1974

  • Comets (Jan 10)
  • Mars (Feb. 27)
  • Life in the Universe (March 21)
  • Mythology and the Stars (Sep. 30)
  • The Fall Sky - including meteor showers (Oct. 24)
  • The Planets (Nov. 19)
  • The Christmas Star (Dec. 19)


1975

Programs designed for adults but children welcome.

  • How to Watch a Flying Saucer - addressing what they are rather than what they might be (March 5 and 6) 
  • The Moon and Tides (Feb. 26)
  • Birth and Death of Stars (Jan 27)
  • The Equinox (March 20)

No record of planetarium use or public shows 1976-1979