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....
Jul. 27, 2017—Read about the latest faculty and staff awards and achievements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nov. 4, 2015—This December Rick Chappell, research professor of physics and past director of the Office of Science and Research Communications at Vanderbilt, will receive two awards from the American Geophysical Union recognizing his achievements in communicating science to the public and teaching and mentoring students toward careers in geophysics and space physics.