Dyer Observatory in Brentwood, TN
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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