Friends of the Marie Drake Planetarium Newsletter | Feb. 21, 2021
Mudrooms Broadcast Feb. 22nd 7 pm

Mudrooms is on Season 10. Their presentation of personal stories by locals is recorded beforehand and broadcast on KTOO FM 104.3.

The Monday storytelling broadcast has the theme: "The Goods are Odd"

The event is free, but donations are appreciated and will go to the planetarium to bus school groups to astronomy presentations..
Create a video on how we can heal Earth
Both images from Adobe Spark.
With Earth Day coming up in April, it’s a great time think about ways to heal planet Earth.
We invite your to create a video about what you and others are doing in Juneau to make Earth healthier. We all need to do our part to make our human impact more sustainable and to combat climate change.

We will select the best videos and put them on our YouTube channel.

Please keep your video under 4 minutes. Don’t forget to introduce yourself and keep it brief and on topic. We may edit your video. If you have links that go with the video, we will put them in the description so viewers can learn more.

You video can be in any style you want. Here are some ideas:
  •  Record something you are doing such as using an electric car, growing your own food, installing a heat pump or using public transportation.
  • Convert a PowerPoint presentation (with images, text and video) into a video.
  • Give an example of how you reduce, reuse, restore and recycle resources e.g. composting, buying second hand items, and fixing broken appliances.
  • Share how a business or organization is reducing their carbon footprint e.g. using local materials, recycling or using energy efficient appliances.
  • Address how our you are making our voice heard to politicians and others people of influence of the necessity to combat climate change.
Email Cristina at if you have any questions.
Perseverance Mission Updates
After a seven-month-long journey, NASA’s Perseverance Rover successfully touched down on the Red Planet on Feb. 18th. One minute video.

As the rover begins its mission at Jezero Crater, visit NASA's mission website for the latest news and images every day.

Here is a 30 minute about Perseverance's landing on Mars.
Tourist Posters for Other Planets
Tired of being in Juneau? Check out these NASA travel destinations.
Aurora images and Astronomy Quilts