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Visiting Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

SEASONAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Please note that we will not hold public events or offer field trips Dec 1-March 1. You may still contact us for self-guided weekday visits during that time. Before dropping in, please call us at 615-373-4897 or email us to confirm we are open and available when you wish to stop in.

Public event dates and times are listed on our calendar , and you may now schedule school field trips or community tours for when we reopen. We look forward to seeing you!

Space Science Summer Camp enrollment

Enrollment materials are now available for our Space Science Summer Camp!

Rising 5th-8th graders are invited to participate in hands-on activities and engage with Vanderbilt scientists at the observatory plus enjoy a full-day field trip to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville.

Please visit our Summer Camp page for more information and forms.


Open House Days and 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 more information.



Have Your Next 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!




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

(615) 373-4897

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

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