Apr. 5, 2021—Join Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory on Saturday, April 17, at 8 p.m. CT for a free, educational star party and discussion.
Mar. 22, 2021—Billy Teets, director and resident astronomer for Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, will lead a discussion of the history of the Voyager spacecraft—including their engineering, major discoveries and what they are up to today. The virtual event will be at 7 p.m. CT on Thursday, March 25.
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.
Jul. 21, 2020—Join astronomers in six locations across the state as they focus their telescopes on the night sky and highlight some of the astronomical gems above. Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory will co-host the virtual star party on Friday, July 24, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. CT.
Apr. 20, 2020—Many Vanderbilt non-academic programs, camps and special events are being canceled for summer 2020 to protect the health and safety of the community during the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
Jun. 24, 2019—More than 200 Vanderbilt employees and their family members enjoyed wonderful weather and participated in fun activities at this year’s Employee Appreciation Day at Dyer event.
Jun. 18, 2019—The Dyer Observers Space Science Camps support middle school students in their exploration of science, math, engineering and technology and open their minds to future career possibilities in these fields. Spots are still available for the camp for rising fifth- and sixth-graders scheduled for July 8-12, and financial aid is available.
May. 28, 2019—Employee Appreciation is partnering with the Division of Government and Community Relations to host a free event at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory for university employees and their families. Scheduled during the Summer Solstice on Friday, June 21, from noon to 4 p.m., the event will feature activities focused on science, technology, engineering, math and astronomy.
Aug. 3, 2018—A “Day at Dyer” is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 10, from noon to 4 p.m. and will feature fun activities for both children and adults. Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory is located atop one of Nashville’s tallest peaks surrounded by scenic Radnor Lake State Park in a beautiful natural setting.