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Registration now open for 2018 Space Science Summer Camps

The focus of Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory’s camp is astronomy and space science.

Campers learn how scientists discover the secrets of the universe, from exotic black holes to the nature of light. During the week, campers are engaged in exciting hands-on educational science activities which may include launching rockets, working with and building electronics, making model comets, and working with telescopes. The camp curriculum has been created by an expert team of astronomy professors, space scientists, and area science teachers.

Go to our Summer Camp page for more information and application materials.


Open House Days & Telescope Nights

Tickets are available one month before each event. Please note that these events sell out quickly, so plan ahead to avoid disappointment. There are no Open House or Telescope Night dates in the months of December, January or February, because Dyer Observatory is closed.

March 2018 tickets are now available. Visit our Open House Days and Telescope Nights pages for tickets and more information.


How to buy a telescope and what to look for in the winter sky

The gift giving season is coming up, as are beautiful clear skies. If you are considering a telescope for someone else, or even yourself, watch this video to get top tips from our own Dr. Billy Teets.

Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory
1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood TN 37027
phone: (615) 373-4897

We are open Tuesday-Friday 8am-4pm, March through November.

Please note we are closed to the public until March 1, 2018. You may reach us during this time via phone or email.

If you wish to visit, please call first to confirm the facility is available. Or reach us via email here.
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