Apr. 26, 2018—Astronomer Edward Emerson “E.E.” Barnard and journalist Christine Sadler Coe will be memorialized on campus as the halls of the new E. Bronson Ingram College are named in their honor.
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.
Aug. 24, 2015—"Picturing Our World," a new exhibition at Vanderbilt Libraries, juxtaposes recent technological advances with more traditional images of the universe and our place in it.
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.
Jan. 11, 2012—The smallest exoplanets yet discovered orbit a dwarf star almost identical to Barnard’s star, one of the Sun’s nearest neighbors. The similarity helped the astronomers calculate the size of the distant planets.
Sep. 15, 2011—If Davy Kirkpatrick’s calculations stand up, then Vanderbilt will have solid connections to two of the Sun’s nearest stellar neighbors. One link is long standing. Barnard’s star, which is six light years away from the Sun and its second-closest neighbor, was discovered in 1916 by Vanderbilt astronomer E.E. Barnard. The second, discovered by Kirkpatrick and...