Vatican Observatory and President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. A native of Detroit, Michigan, he earned undergraduate and masters’ degrees from MIT, and a Ph. D. in Planetary Science from the University of Arizona; he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard and MIT, served in the US Peace Corps (Kenya), and taught university physics at Lafayette College before entering the Jesuits in 1989. At the Vatican Observatory since 1993, his research explores connections between meteorites, asteroids, and the evolution of small solar system bodies, observing Kuiper Belt comets with the Vatican’s 1.8 meter telescope in Arizona, and applying his measure of meteorite physical properties to understanding asteroid origins and structure. Along with more than 200 scientific publications, he is the author of a number of popular books including Turn Left at Orion (with Dan Davis), and most recently Would You Baptize an Extraterrestial? (with Father Paul Mueller, SJ). He also has hosted science programs for BBC Radio 4, been interviewed in numerous documentary films, appeared on The Colbert Report, and for more than ten years he has written a monthly science column for the British Catholic magazine, The Tablet. Dr. Consolmagno’s work has taken him to every continent on Earth; for example, in 1996 he spent six weeks collecting meteorites with a NASA team on the blue ice regions of East Antarctica. He has served on the governing boards of the Meteoritical Society; the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences (of which he was chair in 2006-2007); and IAU Commission 16 (Planets and Satellites). In 2000, the small bodies nomenclature committee of the IAU named an asteroid, 4597 Consolmagno, in recognition of his work. In 2014 he received the Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences for excellence in public communication in planetary sciences.Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ is Director of the the
Br. Guy’s Posts on the Vatican Observatory Foundation’s Sacred Space Astronomy Site
- EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, June 1, 2023
- The Scientific Books and Astronomical Inventions of the Jesuit Astronomer Dr. Emmanuel Carreira Vérez S.J.
- Plumes Jetting From Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Much Larger Than Previously Observed
- ⓜ Full Moon-th Meetup: 3 June, 2023
- Utility Bills, Icy Moons, and Regional Climate
- Special Divine Action and Miracles
- A Wooden Tripod falls from the Sky
- Roundtable with Vatican Observatory Staff
- Vatican Observatory launches immersive virtual tours of its historic telescopes
- The Daily Minor Planet – Discover New Asteroids Every Day!
- Io and Jupiter Flybys during Juno Mission Perijove 51
- From the Vatican Observatory Faith and Science pages (Younger Readers): Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson
- Bragg, Sir William H.
- William Lawrence Bragg on 1915 Nobel Laureate William Henry Bragg
- The Observers Notebook- The Vatican Observatory with FR Paul Gabor
Br. Guy on Youtube:
169: The Vatican Observatory: A Hub for Science and Faith | Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno
Captured by the Stars: Why Do We Look Up to the Heavens?
Sundays at CTU: God’s Creation with Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ
From Peru to Mars: New Worlds and Jesuit Science | Heriot-Watt Chaplaincy Annual Public Lecture 2023
Br. Guy Consolmagno and ChatGPT Agree About Catholic Science
The Heavens are telling the Glory of God: Faith, Science and Astronomy – January 2023
Sky & Telescope Series: Guy Consolmagno & Chris Graney on Slipping On Jupiters Icy Moons
From Peru to Mars: New Worlds and Jesuit Science
From Peru to Mars: New Worlds and Jesuit Science- Guy Consolmagno SJ, Director Vatican Observatory
Genesis and Creation
Astronomy, Religion, and the Art of Storytelling
Guy Consolmagno and George Coyne — Asteroids, Stars, and the Love of God
The Pope's Space Rocks – Objectivity 221
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