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.

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Photo Image credit: Pierre Vernazza, LAM–CNRS/AMU

A Ceres of Fortunate Events

Recent studies reject the long-held belief that Ceres is carbon-rich in composition. 
Photo Image credit: James Keane

Pluto’s Heart Will Go On

James Keane and Isamu Matsuyama conclude that Pluto’s balance is being thrown off kilter by a process called polar wander. 
Photo Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Obscured by Methane Clouds

An eleven-hour video shows methane cloud dynamics of Titan’s northern hemisphere. 
Photo Image credit: NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI

Not So New Horizons

A celebration of New Horizons’ one-year-anniversary of the Pluto flyby with new data and conclusions to questions about old data. 
Photo unknown/Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Kepler and the First Law

A brief examination of Johannes Kepler's life and the first law of planetary motion.