Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, Alaska

2009 Shows and Events

January 27
Life on Mars

February 24
1,000 Moons

April 28
The Four Seasons

May 26
The Day the Sun Vanished - a total solar eclipse

October 2

Event held at the Alaska State Museum (5-7 pm). 'Our Place Among the Planet: Extraterrestrial Geography' presentation led by Dolly & John Kremers, planetarium volunteers.  This will be the first time the museum's 3-dimensional Science on a Sphere exhibit has been used to feature extra-terrestrial geography since its installation this past spring. The Sphere will also play a sampling of the 300 available images and animations about Earth's ecology and geology.

October 27
How to Find a Star

November 24
Bombing the Moon

December 29
The Christmas Star
Theories about the Christmas star. Was it a conjunction of planets? A supernova? A comet?