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Meet the Astronomer Talk + Telescope Viewing

October 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Meet the Astronomer Talk + Telescope Viewing Brenwood, TN

A full evening! Browse our exhibits, enjoy an astro talk with Q&A , and view the sky through the historic Seyfert Telescope at the Vanderbilt University Dyer Observatory in Brentwood, Tennessee.

This talk includes Q&A. Telescope viewings follow when weather permits.

Attendance notes:

All ages are welcome, but this talk is recommended for ages 12 and up.

  • You do not need to bring a printed ticket; there will be a guest list at the gate.
  • The exhibits on the main floor are handicapped accessible, but the Seyfert telescope on the second floor is only accessible by stairs. There are twenty steps, split by a large landing, leading to the dome. Climbing additional portable steps may be necessary to see through the eyepiece.
  • Notify the gate attendant if you have special parking needs.
  • Closed-toe footwear is suggested.
  • If your plans change and you cannot attend, you may invite someone you know to use your tickets/names for entry.
  • Because this is Vanderbilt University property, firearms and smoking are not allowed.
  • Please let us know when you get your tickets if someone in your group cannot climb the stairs, so we may attempt to make some accommodation with another telescope if skies are clear enough for viewing.

Address: 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood TN 37027 (NOT on the main Vanderbilt campus)

Cost:  $7.18. Each person must have their own reservation. Infants do not require tickets.

NO TICKETS SOLD AT DOOR. Tickets may be purchased up to the day of the event, but please be aware this event often sells out well ahead.


Image Credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI


October 12, 2023
7:00 pm
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Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory
1000 Oman Drive
Brentwood, TN 37027 United States
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(615) 373-4897
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