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2014 VOF Calendar

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Galileo: Science, Faith, and the Catholic Church

by Br. Guy Consolmagno, S.J.

This series of 12 lectures are available in video DVD, audio CD, and downloadable MP3 formats at: 
Now You Know Media: Catholic Audio & Video Programs by Top Professors
Friends of the Vatican Observatory may purchase the series for 10% off the list price. Use your special Coupon Code: Guy while ordering.




Brother Guy on The Colbert Report Show

Take a look at the video about our trip to Chile in April 2015

See what Brother Guy had to say as an alum of Detroit Jesuit

Learn the Basics of the VATT in this video by Father Paul Gabor, SJ, Vice Director of the Vatican Observatory for the Vatican Observatory Research Group located in Tucson, AZ.

From MIT to Specola Vaticana: Br. Guy Consolmagno at TEDx VIA DELLA CONCILIAZIONE.

Adventures of a Vatican Astronomer: Br. Guy Consolmagno S.J.



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"...the Way to the Dwelling of Light: How Physics Illuminates Creation", Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ

Can one find physics in the pews? This informal look at the physics of light, written for the point of view of a church-goer, uses a minimum of equations (and too many bad jokes!) to introduce the casual reader to the astonishing view that modern physics has of the universe and how it works, as brought to light by our study of... light. (Revised edition)
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"Classical Theorems in Lie Algebra Representation Theory: A Beginners Approach", Andrew P. Whitman, SJ, and John Lutts

The work by Father Andrew Whitman, SJ (with the editorial help of John Lutts from the University of Massachusetts at Boston), is an introduction to the classic results of Lie Algebra Representation Theory. 

Dr Lutts writes: "What makes this work different is that it deliberately takes the time to fill in the gaps in the various parts of this theory that are often left out in advanced works on this subject. It is therefore hoped that beginning graduate students going through this opus will be able to work through the details of the proofs and build a firm foundation for themselves. The only prerequisite for those who tackle this work is a strong foundation in Linear Algebra. We wish them an enjoyable adventure."
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"Intelligent Life in the Universe: Catholic belief and the search for extraterrestrial life", Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ

Originally published by the Catholic Truth Society in London, and long out of print, this pamphlet outlines what we know about the search for intelligent life, both how we search and why we search, and what it can mean for Catholics and our understanding of our faith.
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Astrobiology Booklet

In 2009, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences sponsored a study week on astrobiology, inviting a number of the most prominent scientists of the field. This booklet contains introductory remarks and abstracts of their presentations.
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The official publication of the Vatican Observatory in honor of the International Year of Astronomy, with chapters by members of the observatory on our history, our current research, and reflections on our role in the world of science and faith. Editions were published in English, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, and Slovak. (English is out of print)

More Media

Krista Tippet interviewed Fr. Coyne and Br. Guy on her program "On Being" in March 2011. 
"Asteroids, Stars and the Love of God"

To listen please use this link.


Fr. Bill Stoeger, S.J., talks about the Limits of Science for the Copernicus Center for Interdisciplnary Studies on February 3, 2014.


Annual Seminar held at Steward Observatory on February 20, 2014   Link to Podcast