The Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, AK


Free unless otherwise indicated


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We are limiting the number of attendees for our shows to make a better viewing experience for attendees. Some shows will have more than one date or time.

Kid's Show - Big Dipper and Friends
Two Shows
Sunday Feb. 23rd : 2:00 to 2:50 and 3:00 pm to 3.50 pm

Explore the Big Dipper and other constellations.
Presenter:   Rosemary Walling and Dave Hanson
Audience:  3rd grade and younger
Location: Planetarium
Call Rosemary at 723-0692 if you have questions.
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Astrophysics and Philosophy
Tues, Feb. 18,  7 pm to 8:00pm

Three great philosophical questions from the perspective of astrophysics.
Why is the Earth square? Is free will possible?
Can something be in two places at the same time?
A look at the more hidden laws of nature.

Presenter:   Marc Finklestein
Audience:  Adults but anyone may attend.
Location: Planetarium
Call Steve at 500-2941 if you have questions.

We will begin showing "What's Up" which is similar to the Stars Tonight we used to do on our old Spitz projector. This will cover current astronomical events you can experience in Juneau.
Marc is the Aerospace Education Officer, Civil Air patrol, SE Alaska Squadron. Before retirement, he was the president and founder  of FlightScience, LLC, an aerospace consulting company, for 17 years


Where we Are
Tuesday, March 17th,  7:00 to 8:00 pm

An astronomical presentation by Clark Branch using our new digital projector.

A brief What's Up will be given covering Juneau's current astronomical happenings.

Audience:  All ages
Location: Planetarium
Call Steve at 500-2942 if you have questions.