Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, Alaska

Calendar of Events

Fri. 4/18 7:00 PM Space Trucker Bruce Movie Fundraiser showing of "Space Trucker Bruce" (2014) at the planetarium. April 18th from 7:00 pm - 9:000 pm Admission will be 5 dollars per person and proceeds will benefit the planetarium. Space Trucker Bruce is sci-fi comedy feature film. It w... more
Sat. 4/19 11:00 AM Earth Day at the Glacier The Marie Drake Planetarium will have a table at the FREE Earth Day 2014 at the Glacier Event. It is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.. Stop by and make a marshmallow costellation. Free handouts and Earth Day coloring pages. ... more
Tue. 5/6 6:30 PM Earth Day Humor

Celebrate Earth Day 2014 with a lighthearted look at this tradition.


Cristina Della Rosa, creator of website will entertain you.


FREE and suitable for all ages.


Marie Drake Planetarium


Tue. 7/1 8:30 PM Apollo 18 Free showing of sci-fi horror movie Apollo 18. There is a reason we've never gone back to the to the moon. "The film's premise is that the canceled Apollo 18 mission actually landed on the moon in December 1974 but never returned, and as a result ... more
Tue. 11/25 6:30 PM Stars and why our sun seems so ordinary Tuesday, November 25th at 6:30 pm The Stars Tonight will be shown using our spitz projector. We will show how the sky over Juneau would look if it were clear. There will be a powerpoint presentation by Ken Fix: 'Stars and why our Sun seems s... more
Fri. 2/20 7:00 PM Seven Wonders of the Universe 7:00 pm presentation by visiting astronomer, Dennis Mammana $5.00 admission. Free for students and those under 18. Seven Wonders of the Universe Journey across the universe to witness the most spectacular phenomena in existence... from the collisi... more
Sat. 2/21 7:00 PM Northern Lights The Greatest Light Show on Earth! High above the arctic regions of our planet dance the unearthly colors of the aurora borealis—the northern lights. Learn the origins and lore of these mysterious lights, how to predict their appearance ove... more
Tue. 3/31 6:00 PM Strange Stuff A presentation about amazing astronomical stuff - such as white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes. Talked designed for adults, but anyone may attend. Free presentation by Steve Kocsis who teaches general astronomy at UAS. Please note start tim... more
Tue. 4/28 6:30 PM Pluto, Eris and trans Neptunian objects Ken Fix will give his last planetariu show: Pluto, Eris and trans Neptunian objects FREE show. Run time is approximately one hour, preceeded by "The Stars Tonight" using the Spitz starball projector. Will incorporate information from the New Hori... more
Tue. 5/26 6:30 PM Bad Astronomy

John Kremers will give presentation on Bad Astronomy.

We will also present 'The Stars Tonight'  using our spitz projector. This shows how the sky over Juneau if it were clear.


Tue. 9/22 6:30 PM Dark Energy, Dark Matter and Normal Matter Dark Energy, Dark Matter and Normal Matter The Stars tonight will be presented using our star ball followed by a presentation. Learn about the composition of our universe in a presentation by Steve Kocsis. Our universe is 70% dark energy, 25% da... more
Tue. 10/20 6:30 PM Astronaut Humor Find out the qualities needed to be an astronaut. Free presentation proceeded by 'The Stars Tonight.' Suitable for all ages. Presentation by Cristina Della Rosa, creator website. [IMAGE] Call Steve at 500-2941 for mo... more
Tue. 11/10 6:30 PM Black Holes Have No Hair This FREE presentation will cover Black Holes, Einstein's general theory, event horizon, singularity, information theory, hawking radiation, and holographic principle. Presentation by Steve Kocsis who is a adjuct at UAS teaching astronomy. Proceed... more
Tue. 12/8 6:30 PM Christmas in Space Christmas in Space Rosemary Wallling, who teaches astronomy at UAS will give a presentation. She will share some astronaut history, space station footage and stories and pretty space images. Free presentation will be proceeded by 'The Stars Tonig... more
Tue. 3/29 6:30 PM Earth Day Humor Earth Day is April 22nd this year but you can celebrate early. Enjoy with a lighthearted look at this annual worldwide event held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now celebrated in more t... more
Tue. 4/19 6:30 PM Planet 9 From Outer Space Planet 9 From Outer Space Find out what's up with our solar system? Pluto's out and Planet 9 is in? Scientists find evidence of a yet unseen 9th planet far beyond the orbits of Neptune and Pluto. Where did this new Planet X come from and how di... more
Tue. 9/6 7:00 PM The Mathematical Universe Astronomy uses Mathematics to describe and predict the past, present and future states of the Universe. Dark Energy and Dark matter are 95% of everything but are not the matter and energy we are familiar with: 5% of the Universe. This talk by Steve Ko... more
Tue. 9/20 7:00 PM A Place for Life beyond Earth A Place for Life Beyond Earth? ? about our neighbor Proxima Centauri . This FREE talk is by Rosemary Walling, who teaches astronomy at UAS as an adjunct. Rosemary is also a board member of the Friends of the Marie Drake Planetarium. 'The Stars ... more
Tue. 1/31 6:30 PM Art of the Aurora Art representing and inspired by the Northern Lights. Proceeded by The Stars Tonight showing Juneau's current night sky. FREE presentation for all ages that will inspire you to make your own aurora related art. Presentation by Cristina Della Rosa. ... more
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