Special Events

Dyer staff participate in events away from the observatory and partner with other divisions of Vanderbilt University or community members for singular events.

special events
Sunday, June 2, 5 PM - 6:30 PM at Dyer Observatory

Radnor in the Round

Performers include Kent Blazy, Richard Leigh, Frank Myers, Mike Reid, Leslie Satcher, Will Robinson, Phil Vassar, and more to be announced!


This summer, Radnor in the Round returns for its fifth year. Help us raise funds for the park while enjoying the musical stylings of our community’s most celebrated singer-songwriters.


Come sit on the lawn and enjoy the music while each acclaimed artist wows you with two of their biggest songs. Tickets are for one carload (up to eight people). Bring your own blanket/chairs and your picnic. No food or beverages are for sale at the event. There is no rain date.

Saturday, June 15, 6 PM - 8 PM at Dyer Observatory

Opera on the Mountain

Pack your picnic basket, choose your favorite bottle of bubbly, and join us for a perfect evening of song and sky-gazing on our covered back patio. Relax with friends and family as Nashville Opera artists perform memorable opera and musical-theatre favorites. After the last "Bravo!" you will have the opportunity to gaze at the cosmos through Dyer's grand telescope. A perennial family-friendly favorite, Opera on the Mountain sells out every year!