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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They’re all very contingent. 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.

He was an invited participant in Scifoo in as well. Retrieved July 3, In addition to his continuing professional work in planetary science, he has also studied philosophy and theology. END icon legend News content for public viewing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

News content accessible to CNS Subscribers. Consolmagno gave the keynote speech at the Stellafane amateur telescope making convention on Aug Video accessible to CNS Subscribers.

I get joy along with a sense of contentment and peace in a church in prayer. Jesuit planetary scientist to head Vatican Observatory”.

Views Read Edit View history. Director of the Vatican Observatory. 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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Did God make that star? A video of Brother Consolmagno discussing the possibility of discovering extraterrestrial life is online at youtu. Retrieved from ” https: Does God use divine coincidences? The award is being given for his work in communicating planetary science to the general public. On Being with Krista Tippett. 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.

It’s supposed to be fun. He also is planning the Vatican Observatory Foundation’s first Faith and Astronomy Workshop for clergy, religious and laypeople working in parish education. He said there is no conflict between his faith life and his scientific life. DetroitMichiganU. Retrieved May 1, He believes in the need for science and religion to work alongside one another rather than as competing ideologies.

Archived from the original on May 2, His research is centered on the connections between meteorites and asteroidsand the origin and evolution of small bodies in the solar system. You may link to stories on our public site. 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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Consolmagno is a popular speaker as well as a writer of popular science. Retrieved 20 December Does God arrange things? This page was last edited on 5 Octoberat Audio accessible to CNS Subscribers.

Conference of Catholic Bishops. They look to the aliens to be saviors of mankind. 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 application deadline is Sept. Retrieved September 20, 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.


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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. 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.

In the interview, Consolmagno and Coyne discussed their distinct and intimate relationships with science and faith. Consolmagno in his lab. Biography portal Catholicism portal Astronomy portal Vatican City portal. He suggested that the likely discovery — whether next month 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.

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Lewis wrote about that in his book ‘Surprised by Joy. This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. 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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