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.
Apr. 27, 2015—Dyer Observatory's Billy Teets will be at the Williamson County Library May 8 for a community talk on topics in the news related to astronomy.
Apr. 8, 2015—Dyer will celebrate a quarter-century of groundbreaking science and images with an open house and two lectures by Hubble Space Telescope project scientist and Vanderbilt astrophysicist C.R. O'Dell.
Apr. 1, 2015—To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the theory’s publication, Dyer Observatory will host a talk by "What is Relativity?" author Jeffrey Bennett on April 8.
Nov. 13, 2014—"Volunteer Gardener" host Jeff Poppen will join a host of national experts on organic farming and nutrition for a series of workshops and cooking demonstrations Dec. 5, 6 and 7 at Vanderbilt University.
Oct. 31, 2014—The possibility of extraterrestrial life and its impact on religion will be addressed in a free, upcoming talk at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory.
Sep. 24, 2014—Rocky Alvey, director of Vanderbilt’s Dyer Observatory, will be honored Friday with a 2014 Partnership Award by the Friends of Radnor Lake.
Sep. 23, 2014—The Mables will perform a special concert under the stars at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory on Saturday, Sept. 27, to benefit scholarship students attending the Dyer Observers Summer Science Camps.
Apr. 11, 2014—Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory and Radnor Lake State Natural Area are hosting a free public viewing of the lunar eclipse at Dyer from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. April 14-15.