Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory launches 2024 season with a new look

Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory welcomes astronomy enthusiasts to its 2024 season, marked this year by the unveiling of a new logo. Nestled in the scenic hills of Brentwood just a short drive from campus, the observatory invites the community to attend a series of exciting events including open house tours, telescope nights, Meet the Astronomer evenings, and concerts under the stars. Offering field trips and space science summer camps tailored for young students, Dyer aims to inspire curiosity about the cosmos.

Vanderbilt University Dyer Observatory logo
New Dyer Observatory logo

In anticipation of the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, Apr. 8, special eclipse talks are planned both on-site and in the community leading up to the event. Dyer’s resident astronomer and director of the observatory, Billy Teets, will explain how to safely view the phenomenon and offer tips on where to be and when. Watch the free live stream of Teets’ solar eclipse talk on Thursday, Mar. 28 beginning at 7 p.m. CT on the Dyer website.

Due to high demand, prompt registration for events at Dyer is recommended as spots fill up quickly. Students can enjoy free admission to astronomy events by using the promo code VANDYSTUDENT24.

Stay updated on Dyer's community events by signing up for their mailing list, visiting the Dyer website or following on X, Facebook or Instagram. Don't miss the chance to explore the wonders of the universe at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory this season.

For event details and registration, visit Dyer's Eventbrite page.

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