Vanderbilt University Dyer Observatory Space Science summer camp | Kids Out and About Nashville

Vanderbilt University Dyer Observatory Space Science summer camp

The focus of Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory’s camp is astronomy and space science. Campers learn how scientists discover the secrets of the universe, from exotic black holes to the nature of light. The camp curriculum has been created by an expert team of astronomy professors, space scientists, and area science teachers.

The Dyer Observers Space Science Camp supports students who are serious about exploring the worlds of science, math, and technology, and opens up their minds to future career possibilities in these fields. Campers are inspired by interacting with astronomers who are respected researchers and seasoned instructors. Participation in group activities builds self-confidence, problem-solving ability, and social skills.

Sample past activities:

• Interact with cutting-edge research astronomers
• Learn how telescopes work, and build your own
• Safely view the dynamic surface of the Sun through a solar telescope and attend a nighttime telescope viewing
• Journey to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL for a day-long adventure
• Learn about basic electronics, and use the knowledge to build working projects
• Construct a functioning model Hubble Space Telescope
• Make your own realistic models of comets, and learn how craters are formed
• Design and launch bottle rockets as an introduction to rocketry


Dyer Observatory


1000 Oman Drive
Nashville, TN, 37027
United States


615 373 4897
Contact name: 
Dr. Billy Teets
The event has already taken a place at this date: 
9am-3pm, Wednesday field trip day 7am-5:30pm
$450, no merit scholarships, but scholarships are available to those demonstrating financial need.