Posts Tagged ‘Brother Guy Consolmagno’

While space tourism needs regulations, a Vatican astronomer is ready to go

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

With private companies planning to expand their offerings in orbital and suborbital space tourism and more and more civilians already shooting into space, one Jesuit astronomer said if he were ever offered the possibility, he would go. “I know enough to never say no to an opportunity,” Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, a planetary astronomer and Read more

Southern skies and Mt John experience wow Vatican astronomer

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Brother Guy Consolmagno, the Vatican Astronomer​  believes Tekapo is one of the best places in the world for astronomy. “There’s few places where you can actually see the stars that brightly that the Milky Way casts a shadow. And you forget that’s the way the universe used to look to everybody before we filled the sky with Read more

Students query Vatican’s astronomer about his faith

Monday, May 6th, 2019

“The Church loves science. To be close to the universe is to be close to God” says Brother Guy Consolmagno,​ director of the Vatican Observatory. He has been visiting New Zealand on a lecture tour been sponsored by Catholic Discovery (formerly the Catholic Enquiry Centre). Consolmagno made this remark after students at Hamilton’s St John College challenged him Read more

Vatican astronomer on national tour of NZ

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Internationally acclaimed astronomer and Director of the Vatican Observatory, Br Guy Consolmagno SJ, will visit New Zealand this April with the support of the Catholic Enquiry Centre. Consolmagno S.J., a leading American research astronomer, is also an internationally renowned speaker, Jesuit and President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. Continue reading   Related Posts:While space tourism Read more

Science, to become ‘intimate’ with God, by Brother Consolmagno, SJ

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

“Science is a wonderful way to experience an intimate sentiment with Creation and, by it, to become intimate with the Creator,” said the Director of the Vatican Observatory, Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno. In the pages of the Italian daily La Repubblica, he revealed that he venerates “the God of joy” through science. The American astronomer spoke about Read more

Pope’s Astronomer on Great Barrier Is – science and religion

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

The Pope’s Astronomer and director of the Vatican Observatory, Brother Guy Consolmagno,  believes there is no conflict between science and religion. Consolmagno is in New Zealand to take part in a panel discussion on extraterrestrial life at a festival on Great Barrier Island. In an interview with Jamie Moreton in the New Zealand Herald Consolmagno Read more

Space, the Bible, alien life and the Pope’s astronomer

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Science and religion have often appeared at loggerheads, but Papal astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno says there is no need for conflict. Brother Consolmagno said while literal readings of the Bible suggested the world was young, the perpetration of that belief, despite the scientific evidence to the contrary, was simply “bad theology”. “It’s almost blasphemous theology,” Read more