The Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau
1415 Glacier Avenue

Fundraiser for Digital Planetarium System from Digitalis Education Solutions

We invite you to join us in opening a window from Juneau to the Universe.

A digital planetarium system will be an out of this world educational tool.

Help us continue to provide free astronomy education in Juneau to the public, school classes and community groups. 

This new  planetarium system will provide improved astronomy education in Juneau. 

We will be able to offer exciting new programming and will train teachers to use the system.

In 2019, we received two grants totaling $35,000 and raised over $17,000 from donations and We received $25,000 from the Rasmusson Foundation and a $10,000 matching grants from Juneau Community Foundation's Blackwell Fund.These funds were added to funds raised in previous years. By November, 2019 we placed an order for a new fixed Digitarium Lambda Projection System. 

After delivery and training, we aim to have a grand opening in January, 2020

We will then be able to offer exciting new programming to the public, school classes and community groups free of charge as always.

Our major donors will be invited to a pre-launch event.

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

We are still fundraising for an additional $22,500 for upgrades.  These upgrades include more data sets and improved resolution.

Custom Lambda (Phase 1)

Custom Lambda (Phases 2 & 3 ) 


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.