Mar. 18, 2014—Daffodils are blooming, redbud trees are bursting with pink blooms, and an adventurous few have broken out the Bermuda shorts. All are portents of spring but also signs that it’s time for parents of school-aged children to organize summer plans.
Jan. 14, 2014—In the latest VUCast: What people with autism see may not match what they hear; how “supersizing” could help you lose weight; and hear what earned a Vanderbilt astronomer a Grammy nomination. Watch now.
Dec. 13, 2013—"The Mighty Sky," co-written by Dyer Observatory director Rocky Alvey, has been nominated for the Best Children's Album Grammy.
Oct. 2, 2013—Vandy’s supporting role in hit show Nashville Who is that with actor Alan Alda? And the sound of music for the Mighty Sky All this and more in VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.
Jul. 31, 2013—Get ready to see stars– We’re taking you to space camp. See why mosquitoes bite you more than others Why you should get “Pinterested” in Vanderbilt! All this and more in this week’s VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.
Jul. 24, 2013—Nashville-area middle-schoolers attending Dyer Observatory’s space camp will demonstrate functioning scale models of the Hubble Space Telescope on Friday, June 26, accompanied by a presentation by Hubble founding project scientist and Vanderbilt astronomer C. R. O'Dell.
Apr. 10, 2013—This Friday, Dyer Observatory and friends of the children's educational video series Janet's Planet will celebrate the anniversary of the first manned space flight at Dyer's monthly Open Telescope Night.
Mar. 20, 2013—Douglas S. Hall, professor of physics and astronomy, emeritus, died March 16 after a brief illness. Hall was a distinguished astronomer and scientist credited with several significant discoveries.
Feb. 22, 2013—Dyer Observatory will open soon for its 2013 season, offering regular open houses and telescope nights from March to November.
Feb. 15, 2013—Dyer Observatory is accepting applications to its weeklong summer astronomy camps for middle-schoolers this year.
Feb. 8, 2013—The series will cover a wide range of astronomy topics and each course will include a mix of discussions, experiments using observatory equipment and observations through the Seyfert Telescope.
Jan. 11, 2013—Caltech's John Johnson will discuss the success of NASA’s Kepler mission, which has identified hundreds of potentially habitable Earth-sized and smaller planets in the Milky Way, and Project Minerva, an innovative observation facility that uses an array of small telescopes rather than a single large telescope.