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Visiting Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

Dyer Observatory is temporarily suspending tours and visits until further notice. Please check our homepage weekly for updates. We do not have any public events scheduled at this time. 

In addition to this website, check our social media (@dyerobservers on FB, Twitter, and Instagram) for updates and upcoming activities.


Support Dyer Observatory

Our staff is committed to welcoming everyone to the top of our hill to learn about the wonders of the cosmos–not only through our telescopes, but with field trips, tours, lectures, summer camps, and special programming. All are offered to the public at low or no cost. Visitors may also enjoy our special vantage point of Earth itself, under a serene treed canopy and in the company of abundant wildlife.

Please consider helping us fulfill our mission with a donation. Any amount would make a world of difference. For information on how to send a check, please visit this page.

Have an Event at Dyer

Crowning one of Nashville’s tallest peaks, Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory offers park-like grounds, distinctive spaces, and celestial viewing–making us an exceptional venue for social and business events.

Please visit our Rentals page for more photos and information. Your rental fees help fund Dyer Observatory outreach efforts. Thank you!


Download this month’s Astro Calendar

Treat yourself to spectacular celestial sights accompanied by fascinating historic dates. Download our monthly Astro Calendar for your desktop and to share! CLICK HERE

2022 Space Science Summer Camps Update

We hope to have our summer camps this year for 5th-8th grade students, but everyone’s safety is paramount. Vanderbilt University is closely monitoring the shifting landscape of COVID-19 and we hope to make a decision soon. Please check back here or follow us on social media for updates. (Links to our social accounts are embedded in the bottom page banner.)

Enjoy Dyer’s educational resources

Visit our Educational Resources tab to access organized pages with links to lessons, opportunities to sign up for newsletters, interactive online tools, and our fun Quiz and Puzzle page!

View a fun talk by Dr. Erika Grundstrom where she discusses fun and rewarding “Community Science” opportunities for students and adults of all ages. It’s true that almost anyone can contribute to research from the comfort of their home! Interests from galaxies to bird watching are included.

Click here to access our video lecture page.

Click here to visit our YouTube Playlist that features past and upcoming videos.

Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory
1000 Oman Drive
Brentwood, TN 37027 (not on the main campus)

(615) 373-4897

We are closed to visitors the months of December, January, and February.

Staff can be reached during the months we are closed.

Click below to follow @dyerobservers on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.