AS 44.09.020. State flag.
The design of the official flag is eight gold stars in a field of blue,
so selected for its simplicity, its originality and its symbolism. The
blue, one of the national colors, typifies the evening sky, the blue
of the sea and of mountain lakes, and of wild flowers that grow in Alaskan
soil, the gold being significant of the wealth that lies hidden in Alaska's
hills and streams. The stars, seven of which form the constellation
Ursa Major, the Great Bear, the most conspicuous constellation in the
northern sky, contains the stars which form the "Dipper,"
including the "Pointers" which point toward the eighth star
in the flag, Polaris, the North Star, the ever constant star for the
mariner, the explorer, hunter, trapper, prospector, woodsman, and the
surveyor. For Alaska the northernmost star in the galaxy of stars and
which at some future time will take its place as the forty-ninth star
in the national emblem. The flag of the Territory of Alaska is the official
flag of the state. The standard proportions and size graphically delineated
herein shall be used in the manufacture of the official flag of Alaska.
The stars shall be the color of natural yellow gold and the field of
blue shall be of the same shade of blue used in the official manufacture
of the national emblem of the United States.