Dyer Observatory

Our mission is to inspire public interest in science, technology, engineering, math and astronomy through community events, student outreach, and educational resources.


Explore with Us

From field trips and summer camps, to telescope nights, Meet the Astronomer evenings and concerts under the stars, we welcome you to discover the Dyer Observatory.

We are closed December 1 — March 1, and look forward to seeing you when we reopen!

A Tennessee Treasure

Crowning one of Nashville's tallest peaks, our telescopes have pointed toward the sky since 1953. We are surrounded by scenic Radnor Lake State Park and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

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Weather Conditions at Dyer

See real-time conditions at Dyer Observatory — both on Earth, and in space! 

Vanderbilt Giving Day is April 11

Even one dollar makes a difference

Vanderbilt University’s Giving Day is an annual event that calls on everyone in the community to give back--just a little--in appreciation, support, and hope that the future will be a little brighter for everyone we touch.

Each and EVERY dollar provides children and adults with free and affordable astronomy, science, music, and history events at our historic facility situated on a naturally beautiful nine acres.

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