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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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. In addition to his continuing professional work in planetary science, he has also studied philosophy and theology. 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.

Consolmagno is a popular speaker as well as a writer of popular science. Lewis wrote about that in his book ‘Surprised by Joy.

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

Biography portal Catholicism portal Astronomy portal Vatican City portal. Archived from the original on May 2, Retrieved July 3, Jesuit planetary scientist to head Vatican Observatory”.


Retrieved September 18, This page was last edited on 5 Octoberat guj Retrieved September 20, If it’s not fun, you’re doing it wrong.

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. Consolmagno in his lab.

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.

A video of Brother Consolmagno discussing the possibility of discovering extraterrestrial life is online at youtu. Consolmagno gave the keynote speech at the Stellafane amateur telescope making convention on Aug From Wikipedia, the free unniverse.

He suggested that the likely discovery — whether next uuniverse or a millennium from now — will be received much the way that news of planets orbiting far off stars has filtered in since the s.

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. You may link univverse stories on our public site. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Audio accessible to CNS Subscribers.

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He believes in the need for science and religion to work alongside one another rather than as competing ideologies. Views Read Edit View history.


I get joy when I work with the poor, when I work with students, when I work with the elderly. In the interview, Consolmagno and Coyne discussed their distinct and intimate relationships with science and faith. God makes himself known through joy.

Conference of Catholic Bishops. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. It’s supposed to be fun. While the discovery of life elsewhere will not prove nor disprove consklmagno existence of God, Brother Consolmagno expects that it will open the door to ponder what form salvation history may take in other intelligent societies. Not all is as black and white as people imagine, and there’s no conflict between science and religion, Brother Consolmagno clnsolmagno. The religious yhe 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.

He also is planning the Vatican Observatory Foundation’s first Faith and Astronomy Workshop for clergy, religious and laypeople working in parish education. In he entered the Society of Jesusand took vows as lifs brother in Retrieved from ” https: He was an invited participant in Scifoo in as well.

They look to the aliens to be saviors of mankind. DetroitMichiganU.