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. “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. 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.

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Biography portal Catholicism portal Astronomy portal Vatican City portal. 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. I get joy along with a sense of contentment and peace in a church in prayer.

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

I get joy when I work with the poor, when I work with students, when I work with the elderly. The award is being given for his work in communicating planetary science to the general public. Views Read Edit View history. He was an invited participant in Scifoo in as well. Archived from the original on May 2, Retrieved 20 December On July 2,he was awarded the 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.


In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved May 1, This page was last edited on 5 Octoberat Consolmagno gave the keynote speech at the Stellafane amateur telescope making convention on Aug Video accessible to CNS Subscribers.

Does God use divine coincidences? Republishing or redistributing of CNS content, including by framing or similar means without prior permission, is prohibited. His research is centered on the connections between meteorites and asteroidsand the origin and evolution of small bodies in the solar system.

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Lewis wrote about that in his book ‘Surprised by Joy. To request permission for republishing or redistributing of CNS content, please contact permissions at cns catholicnews. END icon legend News content for public viewing. 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.

Retrieved September 20, univers In the interview, Consolmagno and Coyne discussed their distinct and intimate relationships with science and faith.

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Retrieved September 18, You may link to stories on our public lite. It’s supposed to be fun. In addition to his continuing professional work in planetary science, he has also studied philosophy and theology. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The application deadline is Sept. He suggested that the likely discovery — whether next month or conzolmagno millennium from now — will be received much the way that news of planets orbiting far off stars has filtered in since the s.


A planetary scientist who has studied meteorites and asteroids as an astronomer with univerze Vatican Observatory sinceBrother Consolmagno said he hopes the questions about life on other planets will focus more on how humanity sees itself.

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consolmagnp 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?

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 effort to explain how the church supports science and provide insight into how religion works.

Consolmagno in his lab.

God makes himself known through joy. He said there is no conflict between his faith life and his scientific life. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

A video of Brother Consolmagno discussing the possibility of discovering extraterrestrial life is online at youtu. Jesuit planetary scientist to head Vatican Observatory”.