The Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, AK

2002  Shows and Events

Constellations of the Zodiac 

Jan 8 and 9 - one show for families 

The Eight Planets Plus Pluto 
Feb. 5 and 6 - one show for families
Including latest photos from Hubble Space Telescope

Other Events

Juneau Community Planet Walk opening celebration at Twin Lakes (Sep. 1)

In October, volunteers worked with Perseverance Theater''s  Young Shakespeare Training Company production of Antigone by Sophocles. Play was held in planetarium. The stars were turned on as the actors entered. The stars where then turned off and the play commenced. After the play, a 10 minute presentation was given of the night sky.

Space and Time

Why do Clocks Run Clockwise?  (March 5 and 6 - one show for families )

The Planets (Feb. 2 and 3)
Juneau Symphony presents music, images of the cosmos with participation of planetarium volunteers helped with slide show of Hubble and other photographs accompany performance of Holst's 'The Planets' by the Juneau Symphony.

Jan. Juneau Empire article quote from Riley Woodford
Juneau Symphony presenting "a visually adventurous rendition of Holst's popular suite "The Planets." "Holst's music in "The Planets" may conjure visions of the cosmos in the imagination, but the symphony will make sure the audience sees galaxies, nebulae and our solar system in the auditorium."

"The symphony has arranged to have about 50 astronomical images, photographed through the orbiting Hubble telescope and from an observatory in Australia, projected during the concert. Friends of the Marie Drake Planetarium also will be on hand in the lobby with hands-on displays and astronomy exhibits"

Letter to Juneau Empire
The musicians and board of the Juneau Symphony join me in thanking everyone who attended our Cosmic Adventure concerts in early February. It was a great concert, and is it especially wonderful to play to such appreciative audiences.

Special thanks to the following individuals, businesses and organizations for their support:

The Friends of Marie Drake Planetarium, with whom the Symphony was fortunate to collaborate for Cosmic Adventure. In addition to providing lobby displays and coloring pages for children of all ages, planetarium volunteers Michael Orelove, Scot Tiernan, Jason Ginter, Steve Kocsis, Patty Zimmerman, Erik Kellogg, and Chad Guertin worked create a visually stunning slide show that accompanied Holst's The Planets.

See you at the Symphony!
Kyle Wiley Pickett

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