The Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, AK

1974 to 1979 - Shows and Events


  • Comets (Jan 10)
  • Mars (Feb. 27)
  • Life in the Universe (March 21)
  • Mythology and the Stars (Sep. 30)
  • The Fall Sky - including meteor showers (Oct. 24)
  • The Planets (Nov. 19)
  • The Christmas Star (Dec. 19)

Bar in Seattle. Photo by webmaster


  • How to Watch a Flying Saucer - addressing what they are rather than what they might be.
  • The Moon and Tides 
  • Birth and Death of Stars
  • The Equinox

Fall or autumnal equinox 
Equinoxes are opposite on either side of the equator, so the autumnal (fall) equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is the spring (vernal) equinox in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa.

No record of planetarium use or public shows 1976-1979