The Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, AK

Where do your donations go?

  • We need funds for special projects and general operating expenses.
  • When you donate we will ask you if you have a preference on how we use your gift.

New Planet and Bird walk at Twin Lakes

Draft sign. Click here to learn more about this joint project with Juneau Audubon..

$100 will fund one field trip to the planetarium.

 General Operating Expenses

  • 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.
  • Renting of buying fulldome movies. 

We offer free programs to JSD classes. Our current priority is K to 5th grade students. Some classes need to be bused to the planetarium, We are paying cost of busing 1st and 5th grade student with a grant from the  Douglas-Dornan Foundation Fund and donations. If you would like to contribute any amount towards these field trips, click image below.

There are Many Ways to Donate

No fees charged to planetarium. You do not need a PayPal account.




Checks payable to FOMDP
Mail to: 
Steve Kocsis. PO Box 34671
Juneau, AK 99803

Donate at Shows - Cash or Check

Donations accepted at events at the planetarium. There is a donation jar in the lobby or give give your donation to any of the presenters.

Venmo.  Marie Drake Planetarium 

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.

Your donation is appreciated