Dr. Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Ph.D.

Dr. Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Ph.D.

Dr. Guy Consolmagno, S.J., is Director of the Vatican Observatory, a leading astronomer and meteoriticist, and a Jesuit brother. He earned undergraduate and master’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Planetary Science from the University of Arizona. Before entering the Jesuits in 1989, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard and MIT, served in the US Peace Corps, and taught university physics at Lafayette College. He has worked as a Vatican Observatory astronomer since 1993.

Br. Consolmagno’s research explores connections between meteorites, asteroids, and the evolution of small solar system bodies. The author of a monthly science column for The Tablet, he has written more than 200 scientific publications and a number of popular books, including Turn Left at Orion (with Dan Davis), and Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? (with Paul Mueller). He has also hosted science programs for BBC Radio 4, appeared in numerous documentary films, and served as chair of the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences. In 2000, the small bodies nomenclature committee of the International Astronomical Union named an asteroid, 4597 Consolmagno, in recognition of his work. In 2014, he was awarded the Carl Sagan Medal for public outreach by the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences.

 Praise for Guy Consolmagno

Br. Guy Consolmagno is a gifted scientist, writer, and leader in helping people bridge their scientific and religious understandings of the cosmos. An engaging and entertaining speaker, Br. Guy has a rare talent for communicating abstract concepts to public audiences with remarkable clarity.”
– Dr. Grace Wolf-Chase, Astronomer, Adler Planetarium

 “Guy Consolmagno’s presentations are gems. Here is an accomplished scientist with strong interests in science’s history and in communicating science to a diverse public audience — he communicates skillfully to science enthusiasts but also humbly to those who have religious or cultural apprehensions regarding science.”
– Prof. Christopher M. Graney, Author of Setting Aside All Authority: Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the Science against Copernicus in the Age of Galileo

 “Br. Guy puts the lie to the post-modern canard that science is the replacement for religion, that one must choose between one's profession and one’s faith. He does this with humor, wisdom, and deep knowledge.”
– Jonathan Lunine, David C. Duncan Professor in the Physical Sciences, Cornell University

 “Brother Guy Consolmagno combines an active research career in planetary astronomy with a strong sense of history. He also inspires amateur astronomers the world over, and instructs a wide audience of armchair astronomers through his accessible popular books. He is a voice of authority and a source of enthusiasm for science.”
— Dava Sobel, Author of Galileo’s Daughter

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  1. Audio Bundle: Are Science and Religion at War? + From Albert to Mendel: Explore the Lives and Discoveries of Christianity’s Scientists - 2 CDs Total
  2. Audio Bundle: Is Our Will Truly Free? + Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with the Vatican's Top Astronomer - 15 Lectures Total
  3. Seeking the Face of God: The Lives and Discoveries of Catholic Scientists
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    Crafted as a dialogue between friends and respected colleagues, this audio series plays out in miniature the more encompassing dialogue between faith and science that Drs. Guy Consolmagno, S.J., and Michelle Francl-Donnay hope to foster. As they see it, both science and religion endeavor to make sense of life’s mysteries. In 12 segments covering 1,000 years of history, you’ll discover Catholic contributions to medicine, mathematics, computer science, astronomy, and chemistry before arriving at the question of our place in the cosmos. Learn More
  4. An Introduction to the Universe: The Big Ideas of Astronomy
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    Let the beauty of astronomy inspire your contemplation of God’s creation. This course will give you a deeper appreciation of the sky and our ever-growing understanding of astronomy. Your guide for this journey through the cosmos is Dr. Guy Consolmagno, a Jesuit brother, renowned astronomer, and director of the Vatican’s astronomical observatory. In his engaging lectures, you’ll deepen your sense of joy as you gaze at the stars and appreciate the profound achievements of their Creator. Learn More
  5. Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with the Vatican's Top Astronomer
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    Explore the big questions of science and religion with a Jesuit astronomer. You’ll take leading scientist Br. Guy Consolmagno, S.J., as your guide in these 12 brilliant lectures. As you ponder the hows and whys of the universe, you will gain a fresher and richer understanding of the world. Begin this awe-inspiring journey today.

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  6. Galileo: Science, Faith, and the Catholic Church
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    Galileo is a touchstone in debates about science and religion, but our preconceptions inevitably color the way we see the issues. In this course, you will explore the historical context and implications of the Galileo affair—the events that culminated in his condemnation by the Roman Catholic Church. By spending time with Galileo and his story, you will be able to better understand similar conflicts in our society today. Learn More
  7. Audio Bundle: The Intersection of Science and Theology: Evolutionary Theory and Creation + Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with the Vatican's Top Astronomer - 10 CDs Total
  8. Audio/Video Bundle Galileo: Science, Faith, and the Catholic Church + God and Nature in Western Thought from the Dark Ages to the Enlightenment - 12 discs Total
  9. Video-Audio Bundle: Is Our Will Truly Free? + Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with the Vatican's Top Astronomer - 15 Lectures Total
  10. Audio/Video Bundle: Your Astonishing Brain + Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with the Vatican's Top Astronomer - 7 Discs Total
  11. Audio Bundle: Your Astonishing Brain + Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with the Vatican's Top Astronomer - 7 CDs Total
  12. Audio/Video Bundle: Why is Consciousness so Mysterious? + Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with the Vatican's Top Astronomer - 7 Discs Total
  13. Audio Bundle: Why is Consciousness so Mysterious? + Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with the Vatican's Top Astronomer - 7 CDs Total
  14. Audio Bundle: Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with the Vatican's Top Astronomer + The Intersection of Science and Theology: Evolutionary Theory and Creation  - 9 CDs Total
  15. Audio Bundle Galileo: Science, Faith, and the Catholic Church + God and Nature in Western Thought from the Dark Ages to the Enlightenment - 12 CDs Total
  16. Audio/Video Bundle: Exploring Catholic Theology + Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with the Vatican's Top Astronomer - 13 Discs Total
  17. Audio Bundle: Exploring Catholic Theology + Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with the Vatican's Top Astronomer - 13 CDs Total
  18. Audio/Video Bundle: Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with the Vatican's Top Astronomer + God and Nature in Western Thought from the Dark Ages to the Enlightenment - 12 discs Total
  19. Audio Bundle: An Introduction to the Universe: The Big Ideas of Astronomy + Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with the Vatican's Top Astronomer - 9 CDs Total
  20. Audio Bundle: Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with the Vatican's Top Astronomer + God and Nature in Western Thought from the Dark Ages to the Enlightenment - 13 CDs Total
  21. Video Bundle: God’s Creation: A Course on Theology and the Environment + Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with the Vatican's Top Astronomer - 8 DVDs Total
  22. Audio Bundle: God’s Creation: A Course on Theology and the Environment + Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with the Vatican's Top Astronomer - 10 CDs Total
  23. Video/Audio Bundle: The Intersection of Science and Theology: Evolutionary Theory and Creation + Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with the Vatican's Top Astronomer - 8 Discs Total
  24. Video Bundle: An Introduction to the Universe: The Big Ideas of Astronomy + Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with the Vatican's Top Astronomer - 9 Discs Total

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