Published on February 26, 2018 by Sean Flynt  
Infinite Possibilities: Women in Astronomy will be presented March 1-29

Samford’s Christenberry Planetarium will host a free public series of presentations on women in astronomy March 1-29.

Samford students will make brief presentations on notable women astronomers before the start of the planetarium’s regular 8 p.m. shows March 1-22, concluding with a full-length celebration March 29.

The events include:

March 1 Peggy Whitson and Tracy Caldwell Dyson (presented by Allie Horne and Hannah Hynds)

March 8 Ann Finkbeiner and Chandra Pressed-Weinstein (presented by Regan Green and Jillian Fantin)

March 22 Katherine Johnson, Mae Jamison, Maria Cunitz, and Jeanne Dumeé (presented by Keyannah Holloway and Ashton Smith)

March 29 Celebrating Women in Astronomy: A Woman’s Possibilities are as Infinite as the Universe (presented by Christina Moraitis and Jackie Henley)

Planetarium seating is limited, and admission is first-come, first-seated.

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.