WHO:
Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., is a planetary scientist and curator of meteorites at the Vatican Observatory. His research explores the physical nature of meteorites, asteroids, and dwarf planets. He is also author of God’s Mechanics: How Scientists and Engineers make Sense of Religion and The Heavens Proclaim: Astronomy at the Vatican.

Bro. Consolmagno earned two degrees from MIT and a Ph.D. in Planetary Science from the University of Arizona, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard/Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and MIT. He served in the U.S. Peace Corps, and taught physics, before entering the Jesuits in 1989.

BACKGROUND

The Vatican Observatory is one of the oldest astronomical institutions in the world, dating from the reform of the calendar in 1582.

WHAT:
A lecture entitled: “Adventures of a Vatican Astronomer”

WHERE:
John Carroll University
20700 North Park Boulevard
University Heights, OH
D.J. Lombardo Student Center / LSC Conference Room

WHEN:
Thursday, February 4, 2010
7:30 p.m.

CONTACT:
Dr. Paul V. Murphy
Director, Institute of Catholic Studies
216.397.4558

Posted on January 8, 2010
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