Published on June 14, 2016 by Sean Flynt  
Summer Skies Schedule
Summer Skies Schedule

Samford University’s Christenberry Planetarium continues to present free public programs through the summer months, with shows in mornings, afternoons and evenings. It’s a great way for families to cool off in the summer heat, have fun and get excited about exploring our universe.

6/15 at 10 a.m.  Solar System
6/16 at 8 p.m. The Martian Frontier
6/22 at 10 a.m.  Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets, Oh My!
6/23 at 8 p.m. Go Big! (Jupiter and its Moons)
6/30 at 8 p.m.  The Saturnian Spectacle

7/5 at 8 p.m.  A Year of Pluto
7/6 at 2 p.m. Hot, Hot, Hot (Mercury and Venus)
7/7 at 10 a.m.  The Martian Frontier
7/19 at 2 p.m. The Saturnian Spectacle
7/20 at 10 a.m.  Our Place in Space (Earth and Moon)
7/21 at 8 p.m.  Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets Oh My!
7/26 at 2 p.m.   Go Big! (Jupiter and Moons)
7/28 at 8 p.m.  Constellations

Telescope viewing will be available at the conclusion of the evening events if weather permits. The planetarium will offer the Oculus Rift virtual reality experience before select showings, announced closer to the event dates.

As always, seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and shows begin as soon as the planetarium reaches its maximum capacity. Plan to arrive early.

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Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.