Tag: Vatican Observatory

Open skies: Vatican Observatory preparing public stargazing tour

Open skies: Vatican Observatory preparing public stargazing tour

| Carol Glatz | October 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

When people ask why the Vatican has an observatory, one Jesuit priest says it’s because it cannot afford a particle accelerator.

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Down to earth: Vatican brings together world’s meteorite curators

Down to earth: Vatican brings together world’s meteorite curators

| Carol Glatz | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Rocks, mineral debris and even dust from space are kept in special collections, museums and laboratories all over the world, and the Vatican Observatory took the first small step to help curators make a giant leap in coordinating their efforts globally.

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Out of this world: Vatican’s care for creation includes final frontier

Out of this world: Vatican’s care for creation includes final frontier

| Carol Glatz | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

No periphery is far enough away to escape a pope’s purview. Not even outer space.

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Upcoming Aug. 21 solar eclipse thrills astronomers, Kentucky parishioners

Upcoming Aug. 21 solar eclipse thrills astronomers, Kentucky parishioners

| Dennis Sadowski | July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

For the first time in 99 years, the summer sky will turn to night at midday Aug. 21 during a solar eclipse along a 70-mile wide path from coast to coast.

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Jesuit astronomer: Science helps us know God better

Jesuit astronomer: Science helps us know God better

| April 11, 2012 | 1 Comment

Growing up in Detroit in the late 1950s when the space race was heating up between the United States and Soviet Union, Guy Consolmagno dreamed about someday becoming a scientist.

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