The Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau
1415 Glacier Avenue

 Grants, Donations and In-Kind Donations for General Operating Expenses


  • $5000 from the Juneau Community Foundation's Juneau Fund.
  • $225 from Project Playground for upgrade of Planet Walk at Twin Lakes.
  • Valley Paint for $150 worth of paint for planet walk at Twin Lakes.
  • Thanks for to board and Shelly Hanson for organizing and "sprucing up" of planetarium
  • Thanks to Dave Hanson for donating and installing an improved sound system.
  • We had table at Gold Rush Days. Thanks to Coeur Alaska for organizing this free family event and to Ben Disney  for donating the registration fee

2000 to 2019

In kind donations of goods and services from past and present board members. These donations include:  

  • astronomy books and games, 
  • art work, posters and picture frames
  • office supplies and printing expenses
  • supplies for children's activities
  • clean up and repair of our planetarium space, a new sign outside the Marie Drake /Building, garage sales donations and organization. 


$256 donation from Montesorri bake sale.
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$200 raised at a garage sale.


$500 grant from American Seafoods Company  for Spitz projector maintenance.


  • $500 grant from Holland America Line for laptop computer.
  • $200 raised at a garage sale.
  • $500 donation from Juneau Lions Club


  • $300 for computer projector from Juneau Lions Club initiated by Joyce Kitka, director of Community Schools.
  • David Phillips, a planetarium attendee,  for a spotting scope.
  • Bartlett Hospital for dry ice for Kids Show at the Planetarium


  • Valley Paint for donating 5 gallons of paint for the Sun project at the Planet Walk
  • Sally McIntire for donation of a Meade Digital Telescope.


About $2,000 from the Juneau School District for Spitz maintenance, repair and training two day visit. 

"It improved the equipment, our ability to use it, and our relationship with the vendor. It confirms our appreciation for the asset that we own. It reminds us that our volunteer hours contribute to the educational palette available to students, teachers and the public."

- October memo to school district.