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I Am Vanderbilt: Billy Teets

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.

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Employees, families enjoy afternoon of fun at Employee Appreciation Day at Dyer event

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.

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Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory offers summer camp for rising 5th and 6th graders

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.

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Employee Appreciation Day at Dyer Observatory June 21

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.

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Spend a Day at Dyer Observatory tomorrow

Aug. 9, 2018—Employee Appreciation is partnering with the Division of Public Affairs to host a free event at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory for university employees and their families. 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.

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Get immersed in nature at ‘Day at Dyer’ Aug. 10

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.

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Check out ‘The Star Chamber’ during a Day at Dyer Observatory Aug. 10

Aug. 1, 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. One of Dyer’s unique features is “The Star Chamber,” a land sculpture and camera obscura conceived by artist Chris Drury.

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Bring your family to a Day at Dyer Observatory Aug. 10

Jul. 25, 2018—Employee Appreciation is partnering with the Division of Public Affairs to host a free event at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory Aug. 10 for university employees and their families.

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Save the date: Employee Appreciation Day at Dyer Observatory is Aug. 10

Jul. 20, 2018—Employee Appreciation invites you to enjoy an afternoon at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory on Friday, Aug. 10. Dyer team members will provide physics experiments and solar telescopes. The free event is open to university employees and their families.

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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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