Dr. Guy Consolmagno divides his time between Tucson, Arizona, . So it’s a religious statement to say the physical universe is worth devoting my life to. Earth and to search for life elsewhere, including other intelligent life. Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, SJ (born September 19, ), is an American research astronomer, Jesuit religious brother, and Director of the Vatican Observatory, and President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. Contents. 1 Life; 2 Bibliography; 3 See also; 4 References; 5 External links Catholic belief and the search for extraterrestrial intelligent life (Catholic. “The countless worlds in the universe are no worse and no less of them, Brother Guy Consolmagno, said he’d be “delighted” if alien life were.

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He believes im the need for science and religion to work alongside one another rather than as competing ideologies. He was an invited participant in Scifoo in as well.

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gut Lewis wrote about that in his book ‘Surprised by Joy. Retrieved May 1, He said there is no conflict between his faith life and his scientific life.

Inhe said, “Religion needs science to keep it away from superstition and keep it close to reality, to protect it from creationismwhich at the end of the day is a kind of paganism — it’s turning God into a nature god. It’s supposed to be fun. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. A video of Brother Consolmagno discussing the possibility of discovering extraterrestrial life is online at youtu.


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Consolmagno gave the keynote speech at the Stellafane amateur telescope making convention on Aug If it’s not fun, you’re doing it wrong. You may link to stories on our public site.

This page was last edited on 5 Octoberat Retrieved July 3, Conference of Catholic Bishops. The longtime Vatican astronomer addresses the same question and a series of others that cross the threshold between science and religion in a new book, “Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? On Being with Krista Tippett.

Jesuit planetary scientist to head Vatican Observatory”. On entry into the order, he was assigned as an astronomer to the Vatican Observatorywhere he also serves as curator of the Vatican Meteorite collectiona position he has held since then. He suggested that the likely discovery — whether next month or a millennium from now — will be received much the way that news of planets orbiting far off stars has filtered in since the s.

Retrieved from ” https: The award is being given for his work in communicating planetary science to the general public. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In the interview, Consolmagno and Coyne discussed their distinct and intimate liffe with science and faith.


Audio accessible to CNS Subscribers. In addition to his continuing professional work in planetary science, he univerxe also studied philosophy and theology. God makes himself known through joy.

His research is centered on the connections between meteorites and asteroidsand the origin and evolution of small bodies in the solar system. Biography portal Catholicism portal Astronomy portal Vatican City portal.

Consolmagno is a popular speaker as well as a writer of popular science. Did God make that star? On July 2,he was awarded unuverse Carl Sagan Medal for outstanding communication by an active planetary scientist to the general public by the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society.

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Director of the Vatican Observatory. This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. Consolmagno in his lab.

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