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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.

5th/6th grade camp is full, but you may email us to be put on the waiting list.

7th/8th grade camp has openings.


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. Visit our Open House Days and Telescope Nights pages for tickets and more information.

There are no Open House or Telescope Night dates in the months of December, January or February, because Dyer Observatory is closed.


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

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

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