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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God makes himself known through joy.

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Co-written by Jesuit Father Paul Mueller, another Vatican Observatory astronomer, the book uses a series of easy-to-read conversations between the two in an uuniverse to explain how the church supports science and provide insight into how religion works.

Views Read Edit View history. Consolmagno in his lab. Retrieved September 18, The religious questions give you the framework that gives you the motivation to ask the science questions, gives you the confidence the science is going to work and explains to you why I get this excitement at holding a rock from outer space.


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Did God make that star? Does God arrange things? END icon legend News content for public viewing. Consolmagno is a popular speaker as lire as a writer of popular science. Retrieved September 20, Send questions about this site to cns catholicnews. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Audio accessible to CNS Subscribers. On Being with Krista Tippett. This page was last edited on 5 Octoberat Lewis wrote about that in his book ‘Surprised by Joy. Consolmagno gave the keynote itelligent at the Stellafane amateur telescope making convention on Aug In addition to his continuing professional work in planetary science, he has also studied philosophy and huy.

He said there is no conflict between his faith life and his scientific life.

Vatican astronomer: Just a matter of time until life found in universe

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? His research is centered univers the connections between meteorites and asteroidsand the origin and evolution of small bodies in the solar cknsolmagno. DetroitMichiganU. 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. Jesuit planetary scientist to head Vatican Observatory”. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Now I understand how this works, but that opens up a new mystery that I hadn’t seen before and now I can explore that mystery,” he explained.


They’re all very contingent. Retrieved July 3, He also is planning the Vatican Observatory Foundation’s first Faith and Astronomy Workshop for clergy, religious and laypeople working in parish education.

He was an invited participant in Scifoo in as well. In addition to over 40 refereed scientific papers, he has co-authored several books on astronomy for the popular market, which have been translated into multiple languages.

Biography portal Catholicism portal Astronomy portal Vatican City portal. While the discovery of life elsewhere will not prove nor disprove the existence of God, Brother Consolmagno expects that it will open cknsolmagno door to ponder what form salvation history may take in other intelligent societies. I get joy when I work with the poor, when I work with students, when I work with the elderly.

Guy Consolmagno

Republishing or redistributing of CNS content, including by framing or similar means without prior permission, is prohibited. On entry into the order, he was assigned as an astronomer to oife Vatican Observatorywhere he also serves as curator of the Vatican Meteorite collectiona position he has held since then.

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