The Mighty Sky

  • Beth and Rocky onstage

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

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

    Dec 13, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    “The Mighty Sky” at Dyer Observatory

    Watch “The Mighty Sky,” a special event at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory featuring a presentation by Leland Melvin, NASA associate administrator for education and two-time Space Shuttle astronaut, with music from an upcoming album of the same name performed by Nashville-based singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman and Nashville-based musicians The Long Players. Read More

    Jun 26, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Rocky Alvey, What’s Your Story?

    Rocky Alvey (John Russell/Vanderbilt) Around the time Rocky Alvey turned 52, he decided he was going to write one song per week for a year. So he did. Mostly in his truck. Commuting usually isn’t the most rewarding part of anyone’s day, but Alvey’s journey between home and… Read More

    May 1, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Alvey, Weintraub address United Nations on music and astronomy

    Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory Director Rocky Alvey celebrated two things he cares about deeply at the United Nations on April 12: music and astronomy. Rocky Alvey (John Russell/Vanderbilt) Singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman and Alvey’s collaborative album project The Mighty Sky was featured at the U.N.’s celebration of… Read More

    Apr 24, 2012