Twice each month Sacred Space Astronomy features mini-posts that highlight of one of the entries from the Vatican Observatory Faith and Science pages. These mini-posts appear on the 8th and 25th of the month. The 1st and the 15th would be too boring, too normal, and not astronomical enough, therefore, these mini-posts appear on the 8th, because there are eight major planets orbiting the sun, and on the 25th, because the amount of time that passes from one moonrise to the next is approximately 25 hours!
Today’s featured entry from the Vatican Observatory Faith and Science pages:
“A conversation imagined: The meeting of science and faith” (click here for it)
Dr. Michelle Francl (quantum chemist at Bryn Mawr and Vatican Observatory adjunct scholar) imagines a conversation between herself and Pope Francis about science and religion [click here to continue].
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