The Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, AK

Give Astronomy Presentation or organize an astronomy event


Topic Ideas

  • Astronomy legends and stories from various cultural perspectives
  • A famous astronomer
  • An upcoming or past astronomical event
  • NASA, astronauts or private space missions
  • A planet, stars, solar systems, cosmology, comets, 
  • The northern lights
  • An astronomy art project. 

Learn to Use Digital Projector

Starting in February, we will train new volunteers to use our new digital projector. 

Think outside the box

We welcome creative ways to use the planetarium - see examples below

  • Yoga or Chanting Under the Stars
  • Astronomy Poetry readings
  • Music under the stars
  • Mudroom style astronomy stories.
  • Science fiction and astronomy movies.

Organize a Stargazing Party

Contact Steve at

Qualities Needed in Volunteers

We need volunteers who will encourage questions from audiences and are comfortable with audiences who differ in age and their astronomical and scientific knowledge.

We need volunteers who has enthusiastic about astronomy and have knowledge of  the subject they wish to share. 

Volunteer are encouraged to interview on KTOO's Juneau Afternoon, but it is not mandatory. 

Publicity currently done by board members Cristina and Steve. Volunteer needs to communicate with them at least two weeks before presentation to allow time for PSA's etc.