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, Telescope Nights, & Meet the Astronomer
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.
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: March 21 Meet the Astronomer
March 21 happens to fall on a supermoon, the last of three supermoons in a row this year. Although the Moon has varied in apparent size for millenia, supermoons seem to be a recent phenomenon: according to Google Trends, searches for “supermoon” largely began in 2011 and have been peaking about once a year ever since. So what are supermoons, where did they come from and how do they happen?
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.
Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, food, and drink and relax on the Observatory’s front lawn to enjoy a fabulous evening of sunset, music, and stars. Funds raised from the Bluebird on the Mountain concert series are vital to Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory’s mission.
When you buy a season ticket or an individual concert pass, you are helping maintain our outreach programs and provide support and recognition of songwriters and our music community.
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