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Austin Peay State University alumni Billy Teets promoted to lead Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) physics alumnus Billy Teets (’04) has been promoted to director of Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory.

Teets has worked at Dyer for more than 14 years and took the helm there as interim director last summer after the retirement of longtime director Rocky Alvey.

Austin Peay State University alnumli Billy Teets. (Vanderbilt University)

Austin Peay State University alumni Billy Teets. (Vanderbilt University)

Vanderbilt University’s Vice Chancellor for Government and Community Relations Nathan Green told Vanderbilt News, “Billy has enthusiastically contributed to the Dyer legacy in his many roles at the observatory.

He is the unique person to advance Vanderbilt’s mission through community engagement with an academic focus at Dyer. He knows, loves, and can lead the observatory into a bright future.”

Teets earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Austin Peay and a doctorate in physics with a concentration in astronomy from Vanderbilt in 2012. He is also a Clarksville native.

Austin Peay State University alumni Billy Teets during a Vanderbilt outreach program. (Vanderbilt University)

Austin Peay State University alumni Billy Teets during a Vanderbilt outreach program. (Vanderbilt University)

“As so many people have said before, Dyer Observatory is a very special place,” Teets told Vanderbilt News. “It is a great honor and privilege to hold the same position as someone like Professor Seyfert, and I am excited to continue in this rich legacy.”

Dyer was the brainchild of Vanderbilt astronomer Carl K. Seyfert, who is renowned for his discovery of a class of galaxies that still bear his name.

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To see a video displaying Teets’ passion at Dyer, click here.

 


To learn more

For more about the Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy at Austin Peay State University, visit www.apsu.edu/physics.


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