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.
Dec. 18, 2012—Instead of watching the Times Square ball drop on TV, members of the Nashville community can ring in the new year underneath the stars in the heart of nature. Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory and Radnor Lake State Natural Area will host a telescope viewing and moonlight hike on New Year’s Eve, Monday, Dec. 31. Dyer Observatory,...
Oct. 8, 2012—Vanderbilt faculty, staff and their families are invited to a special night at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Jul. 9, 2012—When choosing our contest winners, our judges accidentally attributed each winning answer to the author of the answer before it.
Jul. 6, 2012—Our UFO has been identified and we have a four-way tie. The objects crossing the Sun during the Venus transit were distant aircraft. The explanations of our winners were well thought out and included some great details.