Dr. Guy Consolmagno comes to UCF on Oct. 18

Through the Distinguished Speakers series, the College of Sciences is bringing Dr. Guy Consolmagno on October 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom in the Student Union.

Photo courtesy of Brother Guy Consolmagno.

Religion and science are topics central to Dr. Guy Consolmagno’s life as a planetary scientist and a Jesuit brother at the Vatican Observatory. In this talk he explores the relationship between these topics in light of the Vatican’s role in astronomy from the reform of the calendar in 1582 to the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope in Arizona.

Dr. Consolmagno is curator of the Vatican meteorite collection in Castel Gandolfo. His research focuses on the connections between meteorites, asteroids and the origin of small bodies in the solar system.

Previously he worked at Harvard, MIT, and as a teacher in Kenya for the Peace Corps. He has coauthored five books on astronomy and has appeared on “The Colbert Report”.

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