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Vanderbilt University Medical Center recalls white eclipse viewing glasses

Aug. 17, 2017—by Cynthia Floyd Manley Vanderbilt University Medical Center has determined that eclipse-viewing glasses purchased from a local vendor and previously distributed to the public may not meet the highest safety standards and should not be used to view the eclipse. The glasses in question have solid white paper frames and include the Vanderbilt Health logo...

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View the eclipse safely; white Vanderbilt Health glasses recalled

Aug. 17, 2017—VUMC has recalled the white eclipse safety glasses distributed at the Williamson County Fair over supply chain concerns. Multicolored Vanderbilt University, Dyer Observatory and Vanderbilt Eye Institute glasses were obtained from a different vendor and are not included in the recall.

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Dyer Observatory: Don’t try to photograph the solar eclipse. Take pictures of these instead.

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.)

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What else can you see during the total solar eclipse?

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....

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Kudos: Read about faculty and staff awards and achievements

Jul. 27, 2017—Read about the latest faculty and staff awards and achievements.

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All you need to know about the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse

Jul. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory has compiled a comprehensive guide—from science to safety—ahead of the total solar eclipse set to sweep across the country on Aug. 21, with Nashville the largest city in the path of totality.

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Vanderbilt launches programming for total solar eclipse

Mar. 6, 2017—The first total solar eclipse to sweep across the United States in 99 years will occur on Aug. 21, with Nashville in its direct path. The Office of the Vice Provost for Learning and Residential Affairs, in partnership with a variety of internal and external partners, including Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, is coordinating a series of student competitions, curricular and co-curricular programs, and special events to celebrate.

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Meet the Astronomer: Dr. Keivan Stassun

Mar. 3, 2017—During this talk, Dr. Keivan Stassun summarizes the promise of the TESS mission for detecting other worlds like our own and identifying other places in the universe where life just might be possible. This talk took place at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory on March 3rd, 2017.

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Enroll in Vanderbilt Osher spring 2017 classes

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.

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Listen: Astronomy, jazz and politics among VU Osher fall classes

Aug. 19, 2016—Renowned Vanderbilt professors and other experts will teach classes this fall on the 2016 elections, astronomy, prisons and more for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.

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Dyer Observatory event honors National Park Service legend Ed Bearss

Aug. 17, 2016—Bearss, chief historian emeritus of the National Park Service and a Civil War expert, will attend a screening of a documentary about his life Sunday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m.

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Tom Murdic Annual Telescope Night at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory Monday, July 18

Jul. 6, 2016—A public telescope night at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory on July 18 will pay tribute to the late Williamson County civic leader and amateur astronomer Tommy Murdic.

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