The Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, AK

2006 Shows and Events

Very busy year at planetarium , but attendance unknown.

We usually had two shows on each topic. One for a young audience (age 4 and 5) and one for families/adults.

On Mondays we had a planetarium volunteer training and a telescope workshop by the Juneau Astronomy Club.

Additional Shows:

The Planets

The Red Aurora

Star Wars

Romance Under the Stars

Valentine's Day Show

This is not a regular planetarium show. There will be no lecture or astronomy information provided. Only the Stars!  Bring a blanket and pillow and your sweetheart and lay down under the stars. Music will be provided

Name a star for your sweetheart.

The star name will be recorded in our Star Name Book and you will receive a Star Name Certificate and Star Map identifying the location of your star.

Back to the Moon

The Big Dipper

The New Planets

Learn why we now have eight planets. The definition of planet has changed.

NASA image.   
Searching for Habitable Worlds. 

Kepler's search for an Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of a star like our sun

Everything About the Sun

The sun in our Solar System is the star around which the earth orbits.

Field of sunflowers


Earth Day at the Planetarium - April 22nd

Four special shows to celebrate the Earth

  • Dancing Under the Stars with the Daughters of the New Moon a belly dancing troupe.
  • Navigate with the Stars (or how to get back home if your GPS fails). Hosted by John and Dolly Kremers,
  • The Comet with Two Tails, Hosted by Don and Thomas Hazel.
  • The Stars that Never Set.

Participate in the July 4th Parade

Theme: The Solar System

Organized by Michael Orelove

Participants with planet t-shirts will hold on to a string spaced out by the relative distance  the planet they represent is from the 

Transit of Mercury

The transit  will be seen as a small black dot moving across the face of the Sun. It will be visible in Juneau if weather is clear.

Learn about this spectacular event that only occurs 13 times a century.

Constellations of the Zodiac

Image from

Summer Stars and Southern Skies