Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, Alaska

Friends of the Marie Drake Planetarium (FOMDP)

The planetarium has been run by volunteers since November, 1991. In June, 2011 The Friends of the Marie Drake Planetarium (FOMDP) was formed as a 501(c)(3) non profit.. 
  • The purpose of FOMDP is to promote astronomy education in Juneau including promoting, using and upgrading the Marie Drake Planetarium.
  • The board's primary goal is to raise funds for purchase of a new projector. 
  • 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.

You may contact any board member with questions, ideas, donations, etc.

Email is our preferred method of communication.

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)
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Past Board Members

Ken Fix
John Kremers