Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, Alaska

2003-2005 Shows and Events

Attendance is unknown


Shows not given since planetarium being used as a classroom.

Tidal Gauge created at downtown dock.

Participation in July 4th Parade. Theme - The Solar System

September 25
The Impact of Asteroids" by Dr. Jay Huebner, sponsored by the Alaska Section of the American
Chemical Society,  Questions and refreshments followed lecture


May 9
Planetarium Grand Re-opening
Sunday, Noon-4 p.m., Star shows every 15 minutes. In honor of Mother's Day, name a star for your mother. Also touch a real piece of Mars.

July 4

Participation in July 4th Parade.Theme:  the Solar System.

United States Map created on downtown dock by Michael Orelove.

October 5 and 6
Covers eclipses in the month of October that will be visible from Juneau (13th partial solar eclipse, 27th, lunar eclipse.

November 2 and 3
Eight Planets plus Pluto

December 7 and 8
Constellations of the Zodiac

Various Planetarium Volunteer Training Workshops held.


January 4 and 5
Aurora Borealis

February 1 and 2
Rockets and Space Travel

February 14
Romance Under the Stars - Valentine's Day show for sweethearts.

No lecture, just stars and music. Bring a blanket, pillow and your sweetheart.

March 1 and 2
The Moon

April 5 and 6
The Sun

May 3 and 4

Music Under the Stars (two shows)

June 7 and 8
Summer Stars and Southern Skies

Participation in July 4th Parade.Theme:  the Solar System.

July 5 and 6
The Milky Way

August 2 and 3
The Rings of Saturn

September 6 and 7
The Tenth Planet

September 12

The newly formed Juneau Astronomy Club has its first meeting. The club is forming for people who have telescopes and want to meet other people with telescopes.

October 4 and 5
The Big Dipper

October 5
Balloons Around the World' event. The p
lanetarium hosts a viewing of the Leo the Lion constellation. Lion-shaped balloons also  handed out.

November 1 and 2
Rockets and Space Travel

December 6 and 7
Equinoxes, Solstices and Jelly Beans