Dyer Observatory News

RAIN DATE: Bluebird on the Mountain – Saturday, May 20th changed to Sept 9th at 7pm

Due to storms, we canceled the May 20 2017 concert. The safety of our guests is our primary concern.

The concert make-up date will be September 9 at 7pm, gates open at 5pm. 

If you are a season ticket holder, you are automatically registered for the September 9 concert. Also, we will issue the season pass clings at next month’s concert.

If you are a single ticket holder, you are automatically registered for the September 9 concert, but you may cancel your ticket if you let us know by May 31 2017. Please email a.rockafellar@vanderbilt.edu by May 31 if you wish a refund. No refunds will be issued after that date.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Request a FREE Presentation About the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

In preparation for the upcoming August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse, Vanderbilt University Dyer Observatory and the Vanderbilt University Physics & Astronomy Department are working to educate the public on the nature of solar eclipses with an emphasis on safe viewing practices. As part of this, we are offering the opportunity for free guest presentations about the eclipse at your facility. Presentations will be approximately 45 minutes in length with an additional 15 minutes for question/answer sessions. Please note that we will be unable to do presentations on the actual eclipse day.

You may submit a request by going to the following link:  Eclipse Presentation Request Form

Opera on the Mountain, Saturday June 3 at 6pm

Join the Nashville Opera for a BYOB&P (and picnic) evening of songs and stargazing at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory. This family-friendly outdoor concert is the perfect Saturday night combination of great music and good company, and you’ll have the chance to stargaze through the grand telescope. Doors open at 6pm. The concert starts at 8pm. Click here for tickets.

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

2017 Space Science Summer Camp registration is now open

The Dyer Observers Space Science Camps support middle-school students in their exploration of the worlds of science, math, engineering and technology, and opens up their minds to future career possibilities in these fields.

Dyer Observatory will host one camp for rising 5th-6th graders during the week of June 12-16 and one camp for rising 7th-8th graders during the week of June 19-23.

Please visit our Summer Camp page for more information and the application. Click here.

As of May 15, our 5th and 6th grade camp has very limited availability. Please check with Alex. Rockafellar to see if a space is available for your child, or if we have a waiting list. You may email her at a.rockafellar@vanderbilt.edu.

2017 Bluebird on the Mountain Season Tickets are SOLD OUT, but a limited number of individual tickets are available for each concert. Please see our calendar page for details. Direct questions to info@bluebirdcafe.com.


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