Dyer Observatory Telescope Night
4/12/2013, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free and open to the public
Location: Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood (Directions)
Dyer Observatory and friends of the children’s educational video series Janet’s Planet will celebrate the anniversary of the first manned space flight at Dyer’s monthly Open Telescope Night. The evening’s festivities will include a presentation on the life and achievements of Gagarin, and guests who attend in space-themed costumes will receive their choice of a Janet’s Planet DVD or a Moon Pie.
An astronomer will be on hand to answer questions, and weather permitting, the telescope will be open for viewing. Dyer Open Telescope Nights are free. Parking is $10.
Reservations are required. Reserve online or call (615) 373-4897.
Dyer Observatory Telescope Nights are held on the second Friday of each month. Astronomers offer free tours. Reservations are required. Second-Friday Telescope Nights for 2013 are March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, and November 8.
Telescope Night reservations are available 30 days prior to each event. Reservations are required and must be made online. There is a $10 parking fee due at the time of the reservation.
The Dyer telescopes will be open for viewing. If cloudy we will be open for ask an astronomer and observatory tours. Start times vary please see Dyer's website for details.
The Seyfert Telescope is located on the second floor of the observatory. There are twenty steps leading to the second floor.