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Meet The Astronomer

I've been to a few Meet The Astronomer talks here and have always learned new things. The speakers... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nashville, Tennessee
Great, educational fun

This place really brought out the kid in me. Reminded me of those nights in the backyard trying to... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
London, Canada
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1000 Oman Dr, Vanderbilt University, Brentwood, TN 37027-4143
+1 615-373-4897
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to a few Meet The Astronomer talks here and have always learned new things. The speakers are often professors at Vanderbilt (or sometimes it's Dr. Billy, the resident astronomer, who's great!), and there's a different topic each time. Tickets are around $6.50 including...More

Thank KaemaA
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This place really brought out the kid in me. Reminded me of those nights in the backyard trying to get Jupiter in focus. The resident astronomer was super helpful, and super knowledgeable. He showed us several exciting things through the telescope, moving it and shifting...More

Thank morl8tr
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Both the Observatory as such and the presentation of the history were very exciting and can be recommended. Our visit was only four days before the 2017 total solar eclipse and that gave the visit an extra flavor

Thank GrisVoyageurs
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We reserved spaces to the "open house" and enjoyed talks about the upcoming eclipse and explanation of images taken from the Hubble. It was overcast so they weren't able to see the stars but there were a lot of people there which makes me wonder...More

Thank Milton H
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Friday night for the monthly open house they do with the telescope. Got to see Jupiter and its moons and learn a little about astronomy. I also enjoyed seeing the meteor rocks in the little museum section downstairs. Would highly recommend!

Thank Grace L
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

What an awesome educational experience. Able to see the moon and Orion's nebula. A must do! Order the tickets online and if you're traveling from out of town and no tickets are avails call the main #and speak with Alex... She helped us out and...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2016

The staff is very accommodating, and on a good night you can see alot of stars!!! great facility for a wedding receptions!! Manager Helen Morisette is great to work with!!

Thank kat60628
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We had to reserve (free) tickets to visit the observatory during one of the monthly open house days. The property surrounding the observatory was beautiful and visiting during Fall season paid off! It was definitely worth the trip to Nashville to look at the sun...More

Thank cainfamof5
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I recently went to Dyer Observatory for a songwriter's night (the venue was in back of the building) but the biggest treat was that the entire observatory was open to the patrons along with volunteers to explain various aspects of the exhibits. Best of all,...More

Thank B H
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We went on a tour of the observatory in May and loved it. They have lots of lectures and star gazing times. There is a small cost involved and you do need to "sign up" when things come out but get on the mailing list...More

Thank fizzy1991
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