The Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, AK

Friends of the Marie Drake Planetarium (FOMDP)

  • FOMDP a 501(c)(3) was formed in 2014 to support the planetarium and astronomy education in Juneau.  
  • The planetarium has been run by volunteers since November, 1991. 
  • The purpose of FOMDP is to promote astronomy education in Juneau including promoting, using and upgrading the Marie Drake Planetarium.
  • When the non-profit formed, the organization of planetarium remained as before: Presentations and events continued to be (almost always) free and are given by volunteers reflecting their diverse knowledge and interest in astronomy.
  • A person must volunteer for at least a year before being becoming a board member.

Current Board Members

Cristina Della Rosa, President (500-2942)
Clark Branch, Vice-President and Treasurer (723-8044)
Steve Kocsis, Secretary (500-2941)
Rosemary Walling, General Member (723-0692)
Dave Hanson, General Member (465-9272)

You may contact any board member with questions, ideas for shows, constructive suggestions for improvement, etc.

 

Email is our preferred method of communication, but you can also call us.


mariedrakeplanetarium@gmail.com

Steve Kocsis

Our Board

Jane Doe

Rosemary Walling

JSD Liasion
Rosemary has taught astronomy at UAS. She enjoys sharing astronomy with adults and kids. She organized Digital Planetarium Week. .

Michael Orelove

Steve has taught astronomy at UAS. He has been to eight solar eclipses. He is a retired mathematician and is interested in cosmology.

Past Board Members

Our Team

Michael spearheaded the planetarium for many years before it was a non-profit. He continues his involvement in many community activities in Oregon. He organized the Planet Walk. community sundial, many kids shows and more.

John Kremers

Ken Fix

Ken Fix
John Kremers