Boyd E. Christenberry Planetarium

Samford’s Boyd E. Christenberry Planetarium provides visitors a unique opportunity to explore our universe. Our goal is to bring you knowledge about space and science in an interactive and engaging manner and to make science as fun as it should be.

Our free shows are available to adult groups, field trips, families and individuals, and our live, interactive shows can be customized to fit the needs of your group. Contact us for more information, or to schedule a show.

Photo This image is an artist's depiction of said planetary discovery. Image Credit: NASA

New Exoplanets Discovered

NASA's Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets 

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Photo Image credits: NASA/Goddard/Conceptual Image Lab

The Heart of Natural Processes

NASA's research on magnetic reconnection offers insights into the key to fundamental processes. 

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Photo The first image shows the now well-known image of Pluto's 'heart'. Second image is a topographic version of the heart's left side, showing the variance in the feature's elevations.  Image credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

Pluto's Sunken Heart

Topographic maps show Pluto’s sunken heart 

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