Sep. 13, 2019—Through field trips, science camps and public events at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, outreach astronomer Billy Teets engages Middle Tennessee students and community members in the process of lifelong learning and discovery.
Jul. 27, 2017—Read about the latest faculty and staff awards and achievements.
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.
Dec. 23, 2014—In 1960, a brazen thief stole a prized meteorite on display at Vanderbilt's observatory and then replaced it with a painted clay replica. The thief was apprehended, but the meteorite has yet to be returned.
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.
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.