Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, Alaska

2006 Shows and Events

January 2 and 3
The Red Aurora

February 7 and 8
Back to the Moon

October 3 and 4
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

Feb. 14th

Romance Under the Stars

March 7
Photo taken in Seattle
April 2
Everything About the Sun 
The sun in our Solar System is the star around which the earth orbits.

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April 22
Earth Day at the Planetarium (4 shows)

Dancing Under the Stars with the Daughters of the New Moon, Navigate with the Stars (or how to get back home if your GPS fails), The Comet with Two Tails, The Stars that Never Set.

 (June 6 and 7
Star Wars

Participate in July 4th parade - Theme: The Solar System

August 1 and 2

November 8
Transit of Mercury
Mercury 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.

May 2
Constellations of the Zodiac

Image from

December 5
Finding North
This will be topic that could help you find home. Learn how to trace the North Star and the Big Dipper.