Dyer Observatory in Brentwood, TN

Dyer Observatory in Brentwood, TN gives visitors a chance to stargaze during observation nights and school tours.

May 31, 2012 at 6:11 pm EST
Dyer Obervatory in Nashville, Tennessee

PHOTO CREDIT: Jeff Adkins


Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory is tucked atop one of the tallest peaks near Nashville, about a half-mile north of the Old Hickory Blvd. Granny White Pike intersection in Brentwood.

Each year, it hosts thousands of visitors through school tours and observation nights. And the star of the show is … the stars in the sky. One of the observatory’s primary missions is to get students interested in science and engineering by allowing them to see close-up views of the sun, moon, stars and planets.

It has also installed a videoconferencing center where students can chat in a classroom setting with astronomy experts and former astronauts.

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