Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno wins Astronomy award

Br. Consolmagno

Br. Consolmagno

Posted by Filipe Domingues

Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ guided us on a beautiful and humorous site visit at the Vatican Observatory in Castel Gandolfo last summer, with a group of Muslims from Germany. The Lay Centre developed that interfaith program aiming to promote Interreligious Dialog among Muslims and Christians. Br. Consolmagno spoke exactly about how Faith and Science come together – the same reason why he was awarded the Carl Sagan Medal (read below). Congratulations!

Fratello Guy Consolmagno, SJ ci ha guidato in una bella e divertente visita in loco presso l’Osservatorio Vaticano a Castel Gandolfo l’estate scorsa, con un gruppo di musulmani dalla Germania. The Lay Centre ha sviluppato quel programma per promuovere il dialogo interreligioso tra musulmani e cristiani. Il Fratello Consolmagno ha parlato appunto di come Fede e Scienza si incontrano – stesso motivo per cui gli è stato conferito il premio Carl Sagan Medal (leggi sotto, in inglese). Congratulazioni!

With The Lay Centre in Castel Gandolfo

With The Lay Centre in Castel Gandolfo

From Jesuits.orgBecause of his unique perspective as both a scientist and a man of faith, Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno has been awarded the Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society (AAS).

The Division for Planetary Sciences of the AAS, which gives the award to one individual each year, chose Br. Consolmagno because he “occupies a unique position within our profession as a credible spokesperson for scientific honesty within the context of religious belief.” The award is named after the late astronomer Carl Sagan, who was a popular author and writer of the 1980 television series “Cosmos.”

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