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“At the Margins of the Universe: The Vatican's Astronomical Observatory”

Susan Kidd, CND

Canadian Catholic Campus Ministers host an annual lecture named for their first Episcopal Liaison, Bishop John Sherlock. The 2015 Sherlock Lecture speaker is Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ, Vatican Astronomer. The lecture will be Thursday May 28 2015 at 7:00 pm in the UPEI Duffy Ampitheatre, on campus. Admission will be by free-will offering to support Brother Guy’s work at The Vatican Observatory.

Thursday’s lecture "At the Margins of the Universe: The Vatican's Astronomical Observatory" will include why the Vatican supports an observatory and how we do outreach to people on the margins who also hunger to know about their place in the universe.

Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ, the President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. A Jesuit brother and astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, his research is in meteorites and asteroids. He is a native of Detroit, Michigan, received BA and MA degrees from MIT, and earned his PhD in Planetary Sciences from the University of Arizona in 1978. Along with more than 200 scientific publications, he is the author of six popular astronomy books. 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.

This timely event will also highlight the role of religious men and women in today's world and church.  Although not officially part of the Year for Consecrated Life, Brother Guy and his ministry demonstrate our diverse roles.

 

 

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