The Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, AK

How to Donate

In 2019, our fundraising success went into 'warp drive".  We were awarded three grants totaling $60,000 and raised over $19,000 from businesses and individual donations and fundraising events. 

These funds were added to funds raised in prior years and In November, we purchased a Digitarium Lambda System.  

The system was set up in January, 2020 and four shows were done using it before covid closed down the planetarium.

Current Fundraising Goals

Upgrade and learn to use Digitarium system.

We are currently fundraising for funds to continue to learn how to use our new system and improvements to the system

There are Many Ways to Donate

PayPal or Credit Card

Donate through PayPal and 100% goes to the planetarium

Prefer to go straight to your credit card?  

Or want to set up a recurring donation?

Checks payable to FOMDP

Cash or check donations accepted at any event 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 an IRA go to the planetarium tax-free.  Just ask us or the Juneau Community Foundation for details.

Alaska Airlines miles

These will be used to send board members to training or to bring speakers or trainers to Juneau. We would like to attend the 2021 Live Interactive Planetarium Symposium this summer..

Click here for a list of donors who are helping us reach for the stars..

Click here for a list of grants we have been awarded towards a new digital projector. .

Click here for a list of other grants, goods and services we have received from the community.

All donations are tax deductible.  We are a 503(c)(b) organization.

Donors at $50 or more will be listed on our website and get public recognition.

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