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 Image credit: Pete Lawrence

The Sun and its Prominences

A monster prominence erupts from the surface of the Sun. 

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Photo Image credit: NASA, ESA and Adolf Schaller

Pluto’s Pal

Using recently developed software called the Dark Energy Camera, a team from Michigan discovered a dwarf planet and are now looking for Plant Nine. 

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Photo Image credits: Ke Wang et al 2016 ApJS 226 9. doi:10.3847/0067-0049/226/1/9

The Skeleton of the Galaxy

European astronomers are identifying filaments as the bones of the Milky Way. 

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