Presidential Guest Lecture Series: Vatican Astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J.

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Contact: Angela Vachetta Turnbull · amvachet@loyno.edu · (504) 861-5848

Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Monroe Hall

In celebration of the rededication of the renovated Monroe Hall, Loyola's largest and most diverse academic facility, which now houses both the sciences and the arts, the Presidential Guest Lecture Series presents noted astronomer Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, S.J. Brother Consolmagno will discuss the impact of Jesuits on science in a program entitled "Exploring New Worlds, From Peru to Mars; Jesuits and Science."

Recently appointed the director of the Vatican Observatory by Pope Francis, Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, S.J., a Jesuit brother for over 20 years, is the co-author of five books on astronomy and has spent time as a visiting professor and scientist around the country. Before being named director in September, 2015, Consolmagno served as curator of the Vatican meteorite collection in the Castel Gandolfo, one of the largest in the world, and his research explores the connections between meteorites and asteroids, and the origin and evolution of small bodies in the solar system. He was the host of a five-part series on BBC Radio, "A Brief History of the End of Everything," where he discussed  how our ideas about the end of the universe have been shaped by religion, science, and belief.

Brother Consolmagno's lecture will be livestreamed on the University's website: http://president.loyno.edu/guestseries