Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, Alaska

2001 Shows and Events

  • The Planets - More Than Nine! (Jan. 9, 10 and 11) 
Included a special Mars Corner exhibit, which includes a scale. Weigh yourself to find out how much you would weigh on Mars. The exhibit shows recent photographs of Mars taken from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Blast Off - Rockets and Space Travel Past, Present and Future ( February 6 and 7, three shows)

  • Family activities Monday (Feb. 19)
An afternoon of activities for families with elementary school-age children is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Activities included planetarium shows, story telling, a crafts table, face painting and animal balloons.
  • Everything About the Sun and The Sun and Other Stars (March 6 and 7, three 3 shows) 
  • Several Juneau Astronomy Club telescope viewing/workshop
  • The Beginning and the End (April 3 and 4)
  • Summer Solstice - Dedication of downtown community sundial (June 20)
  • Several Volunteer Training Workshops (September)
  • Music under the Stars (Oct. 2 and 3)
  • Aurora Australis (Nov. 6 and 7)
  • Star Safari (Dec. 4 and 5)