Marie Drake Planetarium

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Newspaper Articles - 2017

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Juneau's planetarium turns 50. Click here  for Feb. 8th article in Capitol City Weekly.

Juneau Planetarium Turns 50


Planetarium volunteers have answers about upcoming eclipse

August 13, Juneau Empire

Everyone’s talking about the solar eclipse coming up, and volunteers at the Marie Drake Planetarium are ready to tell you how to experience it.

This coming Tuesday, Aug. 15, volunteers from Juneau’s planetarium will be at the Valley Library to provide some answers about the eclipse and how to take it in. The event is free, and begins at 7 p.m.

Though Alaska isn’t in the area of the country that will be able to see the full eclipse, the event will be at least somewhat visible from Juneau. The planetarium volunteers will talk about what exactly will be visible during the event, when it will happen and how people can safely view it.