astronomy

Guy Consolmagno SJ is one of the Vatican astronomers in Castel Gandolfo. In this interview he talks about star gazing, truth, beauty, and how the cosmos can give us an insight into God and evil.
Pupils from Hodder House (nursery) through to IB and A-level enjoyed viewing the 88% partial Eclipse of the Sun at the historical observatory of Stonyhurst College.  They viewed the rare phenomenon, whereby a full moon at the correct distance from Earth obscures the Sun, using eclipse glasses.  A telescope was used to project the image of the eclipse onto a white board to clearly show the crescent of an obscured sun, which reached its maximum at 9:38.  Initially an astronomical...
Jesuit Brother and Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmagno SJ today received one of planetary science's most prestigious awards, the Carl Sagan Medal.  It was awarded to him at the 46th annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Division of Planetary Scientists in Tucson, Arizona.The Carl Sagan Medal was created in 1998 in commemoration of astronomer Carl Sagan, whose popular TV series “Cosmos” helped to generate enthusiasm for science and for space travel.  ...
A Jesuit studying at Oxford University has been awarded the runner-up prize for the Peter Beaconsfield Prize in Physiological Sciences, 2014. Fr Sumeth Perera SJ from Sri Lanka is in the second year of his DPhil. A member of the Campion Hall Community, he is reading for his doctorate in Genetics at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG), working in the Goberdhan and Wilson laboratories.The Peter Beaconsfield Prize, which is open to postgraduate students in Physiological...
Jesuit astronomer, Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ, has been awarded the prestigious Carl Sagan Medal for “outstanding communication by an active planetary scientist". The award was made by the American Astronomical Society’s (AAS) Division for Planetary Sciences, which described him as “the voice of the juxtaposition of planetary science and astronomy with Christian belief, a rational spokesperson who can convey exceptionally well how religion and science can co-exist for...