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The Mighty Sky

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.

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“The Mighty Sky” at Dyer Observatory

Jun. 26, 2012—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. Chapman, songwriter Annie Roboff and...

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Rocky Alvey, What’s Your Story?

May. 1, 2012—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 Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, where he serves as director, has proven to...

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Alvey, Weintraub address United Nations on music and astronomy

Apr. 24, 2012—Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory Director Rocky Alvey celebrated two things he cares about deeply at the United Nations on April 12: music and astronomy. Singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman and Alvey’s collaborative album project The Mighty Sky was featured at the U.N.’s celebration of the International Day of Human Space Flight. Hit songwriter Annie Roboff, another album collaborator, joined them...

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