Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, Alaska

2012 Shows and Events

Attendance given in parenthesis
Planetarium included in Community Schools Express newsletter.

January 10th
The Juneau School District passed a motion to support planetarium. Later in month get letter of support from JSD superintendent.

Jan. 20th
Auke Bay Pre School (37)

Jan 31st
Neptune and Poisiden (39)
Astronomy and Mythology presentation by Ken Fix. Plus 'The Stars Tonight.'

Feb. 2
Pre-school presentation (20)

Apply to Astronomy Magazine and the Astronomy Foundation
Discover the Universe Outreach Program. We don't win but are send free materials and are required to do an astronomy sidewalk event which we do on June 5th.

February 28th
The Northern Lights The Greatest Light Show on Earth! (140)
presentation by Dennis Mammana.
High above the arctic regions of our planet dance the unearthly colors of the aurora borealis-the northern lights. Join Dennis to learn the origins and lore of these mysterious lights, how to predict their appearance over Juneau, and how to use your camera to capture them like a pro.

February 20th
The Big Bang for Beginners by Steve Kocsis (60). Plus 'The Stars Tonight.'

March 7
4and 5th grade presentation Harborview School (25)
Tlingit elder also came and shared stories.

March 15
Presentation for adults from ORCA (30)

Three presentations for Rally groups. Astronomy and mythology (100)

March 27
Hades, Pluto and trans Neptunian objects (16)
Astronomy and mythology presentation by Ken Fix

April 2
Three volunteers help with KTOO radio pledge drive.

April 6
Raven Correspondence School (18)

April 24
The International Space Station (55) plus 'The Stars Tonight'.

May 4th
School Presentation - 1st - 3rd grades (16)

May 18
Presentation for adults from JAMI (20). Stars tonight plus Moon humor.

May 22
School presentation for two fifth grade classes (55)

May 24
School presentation (30)

May 29
Eros, Asteroids and Planetary Transits (40)
Astronomy and mythology presentation by Ken Fix

June 5th
Venus Transit Sidewalk Astronomy Event (75)
Telescopes and solar filters set up at Marine Park. 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
See article and photo in Juneau Empire.

June 12th
Northern Lights Science and Art (30)

June 15th
Northern Lights Science and Art (59)
Presentation for National Park Service in Skagway by Cristina Della Rosa and Steve Kocsis

June 26
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (15)
Retro Sci-Fi Movie. Also video on Venus Transit

July 17
AstroPuppies in Space (11)
Movie for Children

July 24
War of the Worlds (20)
Retro Sci Fi Movie

When Worlds Collide Retro Sci-fi movie (10)

September 1st
Garage Sale at Planetarium. Profits $554

September 11th
Black Holes (18)
Presentation by Steve Kocsis and 'The Stars Tonight.'

September 19, 2012
Capitol City Weekly. Stargazing in Southeast Alaska
y Amanda Compton
September 25th
Ares, Mars and the Three Robotic Rovers (41)
Presentation by Ken Fix and 'The Stars Tonight.
October 30th
Bad Astronomy (40)
Presentation by John Kremers and 'The Stars Tonight.'
Misconceptions about astronomy

November 27th
Kid's Astronomy (63). Interactive event led by Clark Branch.

December 18th
Space Telescopes (7)
Ken Fix presentation on space telescopes Hubble and Chandra and 'The Stars Tonight.'