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

He also is planning the Vatican Observatory Foundation’s first Faith and Astronomy Workshop for clergy, religious and laypeople working in parish education. A video of Brother Consolmagno discussing the possibility of discovering extraterrestrial life is online at youtu. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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The application deadline is Sept. While the discovery of life elsewhere will not prove nor disprove the existence of God, Brother Consolmagno expects that it will open the door to ponder what form salvation history may take in other intelligent societies.


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He was an invited universd in Scifoo in as well. In the interview, Consolmagno and Coyne discussed their distinct and intimate relationships with science and faith. Consolmagno in his lab. Audio accessible to CNS Subscribers.

A planetary scientist who has studied meteorites and asteroids as an astronomer with the Vatican Observatory sinceBrother Consolmagno said he hopes the questions about life on other planets will focus more on how humanity sees itself. Retrieved 20 December Retrieved September 18, Consolmagno is a popular speaker as well as a writer of popular science. Views Read Edit View history. He suggested that the likely discovery — whether next month or a millennium from now — lfie be received much the way that news of planets orbiting far off stars has filtered in since the s.

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This page was last edited on 5 Octoberat Uuniverse 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. It’s supposed to be fun. 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. Retrieved from ” https: You may link to stories on our public site.

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In he entered the Society of Jesusand took vows as a brother in 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. 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.

The show aired for a second time inand for a third time in September He said there is no conflict between his faith life and his scientific life.

Lewis wrote about that in his book ‘Surprised by Joy. Consolmagno gave the keynote speech at the Stellafane amateur telescope making convention i Aug His inttelligent is centered on the connections between meteorites and asteroidsand the origin and evolution of small bodies in the solar system. Retrieved September 20,