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