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 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.
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2019 CAMP DATES:
July 8-12 9am-3pm for rising 5th and 6th graders
July 15-19 9am-3pm for rising 7th and 8th graders
The field trip day (Wednesday) to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville will be longer.
LOCATION: Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood TN. The Observatory is located off of Granny White Pike, approximately 1/3 mile north of Old Hickory Blvd. Note: we are NOT on the main Vanderbilt campus.
HOW TO APPLY: Applications may be picked up at the Dyer Observatory or downloaded from our website: https://dyer.vanderbilt.edu/entertainment/summer-camps/ You may also check to see if the camps are still accepting applications at this website.
Questions? Please email Dyer Observatory’s Camp Director, Dr. Billy Teets, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (615) 373-4897 for more information.
$450/Camper (Payment is by check)
Merit scholarships are not awarded, but financial aid is available to those students who demonstrate financial need.
Phone: (615) 373-4897