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Meet Our Board

The planetarium is run by a board who are also volunteers and show presenters. They are passionate about sharing their love of astronomy and contributing to the vitality of our  community.

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Rosemary Walling
Cristina Della Rosa
Board President

Cristina enjoys astronomy humor, has kissed an astronaut She  wears many hats including program planning, publicity, grant writing, and website maintenance.

Dave Hanson
Vice President

Dave is a busy bee working at NOAA and staying up late doing astrophotography. He is our tech guru and presents on a variety of topics.

Secretary and JSD  Liaison 

Rosemary organizes visits to the planetarium and creates and presents programming relating to the Juneau School District science curriculum.  She also helps with varied tasks such as outreach, grant writing, publicity and more.

Steve Kocsis

Steve is interested in  cosmology and has been to eight total solar eclipses. He has taught astronomy at UAS.

Quinn White
Board Member

Quinn's interests include the James Webb Space Telescope. He works at the Alaska State Museum.


She was adopted from the Juneau Animal Shelter and dreams of going to Mars.

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