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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END icon legend News content for public viewing. I get joy along with a sense of contentment and peace in a church in prayer. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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In addition to his continuing professional work in planetary intelligfnt, he has also studied philosophy and theology. 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 September 20, Not all is as black and white as people imagine, infelligent there’s no conflict between science and religion, Brother Consolmagno said. Consolmagno is a popular speaker as well as a writer of popular science. Retrieved July 3, God makes himself known through joy.


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He also is planning the Vatican Observatory Foundation’s first Faith and Astronomy Workshop for clergy, religious and laypeople working in parish education. 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.

I get joy when I work with the poor, when I work with students, when I work with the elderly. 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.

Send questions about this site to cns catholicnews. A video of Brother Consolmagno discussing the possibility of discovering extraterrestrial life is online at youtu. Retrieved September 18, Retrieved from ” https: Does God arrange things? Director of the Vatican Observatory. His research is centered on the connections between meteorites and asteroidsand the origin and evolution of small bodies in the solar system. Video accessible to CNS Subscribers.

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Lewis wrote about that in his book ‘Surprised by Joy. Retrieved 20 December He said there is no conflict between his faith life and his scientific life. Consolmagno gave the keynote speech at the Stellafane amateur telescope making convention on Intellignt 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.


In the interview, Intelligeent and Coyne discussed their distinct and intimate relationships with science and faith. They look to the aliens to be saviors of mankind.

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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. If it’s not fun, you’re doing it wrong.

Archived from cnosolmagno original on May 2, The award is being given for his work in communicating planetary science to the general public. They’re all very contingent. Consolmagno in his lab. Did God make that star? Does God use divine coincidences? Retrieved May 1, It’s supposed to be fun.

He was an invited participant in Scifoo in as well.