The Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, AK

Donations Appreciated

We seek funds for operating expenses such as:

  • Upgrade to planet walk at Twin Lakes.
  • Busing school groups to the planetarium. $106 per bus.
  • Training for volunteers to learn how to use our new system.
  • Hardware and software improvements to our digital planetarium system.
  • Bringing astronomy educators to Juneau.
  • Educational supplies.
  • Renting of buying fulldome movies.

You may donate for a specific expense or project.

After you make a donation, we will send you an email to ask if you have a preference about how we use your donation..


There are Many Ways to Donate

Donate through PayPal and 100% goes to the planetarium

Use this button if you don't have a PayPal account or want to make a recurring donation.

Checks payable to FOMDP

Cash or check donations accepted at events at the planetarium.

Mail to:

c/o Steve Kocsis

PO Box 34671, Juneau, AK 99803

Over the age of 70 1/2? 

 You can request all or part of the minimum distribution from many IRAs to qualified charities (such as the Marie Drake Planetarium). These distributions are tax free; they don't count as taxable income. These IRA Charitable Rollover gifts (also known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution) counts toward satisfying your required minimum distribution each year. There is no minimum gift amount. Simply contact your IRA administrator to learn how to initiate a direct transfer from your account to the qualified charity of your choice..

All donations are tax deductible.  We are a 501(c)(3) organization.

Donors of $50 or more will be listed on this website.

Donors of $500 or more are offered a private planetarium show.