Calendar

Aug
21
Mon
2017
The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017
Aug 21 all-day

Total Solar Eclipse. Credit: NSO/AURA/NSF

Path of Totality for the 2017 Great American Eclipse

Live Eclipse Broadcasts:
NASA: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-live-stream
Exploratorium: https://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse
Stream: http://eclipse.stream.live – from an atmospheric balloon!
Slooh: https://live.slooh.com

Online Eclipse Resources:
NASA Eyes Web App: https://eyes.nasa.gov/eyes-on-eclipse-web-detail.html
NASA Eyes Desktop App: https://eyes.nasa.gov/eyes-on-eclipse-detail.html
NASA’s Eclipse Website: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov

Sep
22
Fri
2017
OkieTex
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day
Oct
4
Wed
2017
Why Do We Look to the Heavens?
Oct 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Why does the Vatican support an astronomical observatory? The roots of the Vatican Observatory go back to the Gregorian Reform of the Calendar in 1582, and its modern mission is to praise the Creator by doing good science. But this question masks a deeper question: why do individuals choose to spend their lives in pursuit of pure knowledge? The motivation behind our choices, both as individuals and as a society, affects the way we do science and ultimately the way we understand ourselves.

Does Science need Faith?
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Logic and reason must always start with assumptions, and the assumptions behind science are, at their root, religious assumptions. Our core beliefs not only determine how we expect the universe to work; they also and just as importantly supply the motivation for the science we do, and indeed they determine why we as individuals choose to be scientists. This interplay, including the role of faith (and God) can be seen in how science developed in the medieval universities, during the Reformation, and even into the 20th century with the revolutions in modern physics.

Oct
5
Thu
2017
Being a Scientist, Being a Christian… Meet with Students
Oct 5 @ 10:50 am – 11:50 am

Br. Guy Consolmagno is both a Jesuit brother and a planetary scientist at the Vatican Observatory, splitting his time between the meteorite collection in Rome and the Vatican telescope in Arizona. Thanks to his Vatican connections, his work has sent him around the world many times to dozens of countries and every continent (including a meteorite hunting expedition to Antarctica). In this talk he will share some of those adventures, and reflect on the larger meaning of our common experience as scientists, and as Christians... not only what we do, but how — and why — we do it. (Short presentation, with extended Q&A)

From Galileo to Laudato Si’: Why Science Needs Faith
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
12
Thu
2017
Portland Oregon
Oct 12 all-day
Oct
13
Fri
2017
Look Up at the Heavens @ Detroit Jesuit Alumni
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Oct
16
Mon
2017
Ireland
Oct 16 – Oct 18 all-day
Oct
24
Tue
2017
The Heavens Proclaim: Astronomy and the Vatican @ Bellarmino
Oct 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Followed by lunch


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