The Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, AK

2005 Shows and Events

Two shows given on almost every topic, one designed for children. tag cloud for "Venus" generated by responses from 
Astronomy 210 students at Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

Music Under the Stars (2 shows)

Romance Under the Stars
Valentine's Day show for Sweethearts. No lecture, just stars and music. Bring a blanket, pillow and your sweetheart. 

The Moon 

The Sun

  • Aurora Borealis (Jan. 4 and 5)
  • Summer Stars and Southern Skies (June 7 and 8)
  • July 4th Parade:  Theme:  the Solar System
  • The Milky Way  (July 5 and 6)
  • The Rings of Saturn (Aug. 2 and 3)
  • The Tenth Planet (Sep. 6 and 7
  • Equinoxes, Solstices and Jelly Beans  (Dec 6 and 7)
Rockets and Space Travel 
Two shows
'Balloons Around the World' event. 
The planetarium hosts a viewing of the Leo the Lion constellation. Lion-shaped balloons also  handed out (Oct 5)

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The newly formed Juneau Astronomy Club has its first meeting. The club is forming for people who have telescopes and want to meet other people with telescopes (Sep. 12)

The Big Dipper (2 shows)