Dec. 18, 2020—Billy Teets has been promoted to director of Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, after serving as interim director since July 1, 2020.
Dec. 9, 2020—Learn how federal policy shapes space exploration, observe a once-in-a-lifetime planetary conjunction and more this month with Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory.
Nov. 11, 2020—Take a guided tour of the autumn skies during a star party led by Billy Teets, acting director and outreach astronomer for Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory. Stargaze on Saturday, Nov. 14, and learn how to buy a home telescope from a Vanderbilt astronomer on Thursday, Nov. 19.
Aug. 21, 2020—Memoir writing, steel drums, China’s revolutions and topics related to race, gender and sports are among the diverse Osher Lifelong Learning classes to be offered this fall.
Sep. 13, 2019—Through field trips, science camps and public events at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, outreach astronomer Billy Teets engages Middle Tennessee students and community members in the process of lifelong learning and discovery.
Aug. 15, 2017—Leave photographing the eclipse to the pros and capture these two cool things instead. (Plus: How to view the partial phase of the eclipse if you don't have safety glasses.)
Aug. 14, 2017—Don’t forget to look around the sky during the historic total solar eclipse. Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory astronomer Billy Teets says several planets will be brightly visible as the solar eclipse occurs. Venus will be the brightest thing in the sky, besides the sun and the moon. Tests tells where to look to find the planets....
Aug. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt University astronomer Billy Teets explains the historic path of the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Teets says the eclipse will only be viewable along a 70-mile-wide path from the West Coast to the East Coast.
Apr. 4, 2017—Through this Osher Lifelong Learning Institute series of six lectures, students will learn about the upcoming 2017 total solar eclipse, the Hubble Space Telescope, chemical evolution in the universe, and more.
Feb. 24, 2017—The August total solar eclipse, digital humanities and moral intelligence are among the diverse topics covered during the spring term of Vanderbilt's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Apr. 26, 2016—Visitors will have the unusual opportunity to safely view the planet Mercury as it transits directly across the face of the sun using Dyer Observatory’s solar telescopes.
Mar. 14, 2016—Enjoy eating a sweet treat and gazing at the moon through a telescope on Library Lawn when Dyer Observatory and Vanderbilt Libraries present "Moon Watch and Moon Pies" the evening of March 15.