The Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, AK

2022 Shows and Events

School Group Presentations

Speed Transitions class
Moon and Tides for Sea Week

Public Presentations 

Beyond the Sun movie for Kids

Gas Giants

The four gas giants in our solar system are Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, and Jupiter. These are also called the Jovian planets. "Jovian planet" refers to the Roman god Jupiter and was intended to indicate that all of these planets were similar to Jupiter.

Earth Our Blue Planet

James Webb Update and The Night Sky

Rocky Planets

Rocky or terrestrial planets are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.

Steve Kocsis will present the Night Sky - see how it would look in Juneau on a clear night.  Steve will talk about the Equinox and the constellations you can see now. 

Also, Dave Hanson will talk about the the planning and building of the James Webb telescope, the progress so far, and what kinds of science it will do.

Fulldome Films - First Friday (Feb., March and April, August)

Solar System - Kid's Show

Night Sky and Down to Earth movie

Learn about current astronomical events and Juneau's Night Sky. See how the sky would look on a clear night. 

Then we will show "Down to Earth - An Astronaut's Perspective".- a 2921 movie.
Ever wonder what it’s like to see our planet from space? NASA’s astronauts will take you on a journey to the International Space Station, exploring the life-changing experience of an orbital perspective. View Earth as you’ve never seen it before: through the eyes of an astronaut.

James Webb Space Telescope First Images

Learn where JWST is parked, spectography, and view the first images released by NASA in mid July.

Space News, Neutron Star and More

Join Dave and Quinn to learn about current space news, the fastest and heaviest known galactic neutron star and more!  Anyone may attend but show designed for older teens and adults.