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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A video of Brother Consolmagno discussing the possibility of discovering extraterrestrial life is online at youtu. Retrieved May 1, Lewis wrote about that in his book ‘Surprised by Joy. While the discovery of life elsewhere will not prove nor disprove the existence oife God, Brother Consolmagno expects that it will open the door to ponder what form salvation history may take in other intelligent societies.

DetroitMichiganU. Retrieved July 3, Conference of Catholic Consolmagnno. 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?

He was an invited participant in Scifoo in as well. They look to the aliens to be saviors of mankind. 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 cobsolmagno held since then.


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. The show intellkgent 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.

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.

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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. Not all is as black and white as people imagine, and there’s no conflict between science and religion, Brother Consolmagno said.

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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. Republishing or redistributing of CNS content, including by framing or similar means without prior permission, is prohibited. Retrieved September 20, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Retrieved from ” https: I get joy when I work with the poor, when I work with students, when I work with the elderly.

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I get joy along with a sense of contentment and peace in a church in prayer. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It’s supposed to be fun. To request permission for republishing or redistributing of CNS content, please contact permissions at cns catholicnews.


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Does God univeese things? God makes himself known through joy. END icon legend News content for public viewing. Jesuit planetary scientist to head Vatican Observatory”. In he entered the Society of Jesusand took vows as a brother in His research is centered on the connections between meteorites and asteroidsand the origin and evolution of small bodies in the solar system.

In addition to his continuing professional work in planetary science, he has also studied intekligent and theology. They’re all very contingent. 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 univdrse explains to you why I get this excitement at holding a rock from outer space.

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The award is being given for his work in gguy planetary science to the general public. He also is planning the Vatican Observatory Foundation’s first Faith and Astronomy Workshop for clergy, religious and laypeople working in parish education.