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Space Science Summer Camp Enrollment

Application materials are now available for our week-long camps for rising 5th-8th grades. Please click here to visit our camp page for more information and materials.

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.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS to these events.

View our CALENDAR HERE: Public Calendar rev Jan 8

There are no events in the months of December, January, or February, because Dyer Observatory is closed.

Coming up: Meet the Astronomer

Friday, May 3 at 7pm – Dr. Paul Sutter with book signing

“Your Place in the Universe: Understanding Our Big, Messy Existence.”

This special talk by visiting astronomer Dr. Paul Sutter is described as: “I bet you’ve looked up at the night sky and started asking questions. Are we alone? What’s the meaning of it all? Where do we belong? Well, I’ve got some answers. You may not like them, but they’re answers.”

Dr. Sutter is making a one time appearance from The Ohio State University. He is a renowned astronomy personality known for the Ask a Spaceman! podcast that invites listeners to send questions via social media to answer on the show, and is now one of the top podcasts across all subjects globally. As a contributing editor to, Universe Today, and Forbes, his articles are syndicated to CBS News, Scientific American, MSN, and more. A go-to expert for journalists and producers, Paul regularly appears on radio, TV, and in print, including on the Science Channel, History Channel, and Weather Channel.

Copies of  Dr. Sutter’s new book Your Place in the Universe will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.

Telescope viewings follow the talk when weather permits.

For tickets and more information, please visit our Eventbrite page.

Bluebird on the Mountain

This concert series presented with the world famous Bluebird Cafe is scheduled around glorious sunsets on the portico of the Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory.

Tickets for individual concerts are available the first day of the prior month of each show (i.e. the May 18 tickets will be available April 1) at NOON. Each ticket will admit one carload with a maximum of 8 passengers. All guests on a ticket must arrive together in a single car. Please note that tickets sell out extremely quickly.

Please see our Bluebird on the Mountain web page for more information.

Visiting Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

Due to the volume of public and private events, visits to Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory are available by appointment only. Public event dates and times are listed on our calendar, and we are also available for school field trips or community tours with reservations. Before planning a visit, please call us at 615-373-4897 or contact us here.


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