Skip to main content

Rocky Alvey

I Am Vanderbilt: Billy Teets

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.

Read more


Kudos: Read about faculty and staff awards and achievements

Jul. 27, 2017—Read about the latest faculty and staff awards and achievements.

Read more


CANCELED: View rare daytime astronomical event at Dyer Observatory May 9

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.

Read more


Astronomer Brought Rare Meteorite to Vanderbilt…for a Short, Short While

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.

Read more


Dyer director to be honored by Friends of Radnor Lake

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.

Read more


Dyer Observatory presents Music on the Mountain with The Mables

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.

Read more


Media advisory: “Blood Moon” viewing at Dyer Observatory April 14

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.

Read more


VUCast: Autism communication breakthrough

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.

Read more


Dyer Observatory director is co-writer of Grammy-nominated children’s album

Dec. 13, 2013—"The Mighty Sky," co-written by Dyer Observatory director Rocky Alvey, has been nominated for the Best Children's Album Grammy.

Read more


VUCast: Vandy’s closeup in hit show Nashville

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.  

Read more


VUCast: See stars at space camp

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.

Read more


Dyer campers bring the Hubble Space Telescope to Earth

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.

Read more


VIEW MORE EVENTS >