- 40 minutes
- Level: all audiences
A 2020 interview with James Kurzynski, a priest of the Diocese of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, who is an amateur astronomer, a writer for the Vatican Observatory Sacred Space Astronomy blog, and a presenter for the VO Faith and Science workshops. The conversation covers a variety of topics:
- How Kurzynski’s own interests in both the natural world (especially astronomy) and in the priesthood developed through his youth.
- His view on what science is—a powerful, but limited, way of describing an aspect of creation.
- The nuts and bolts of being an amateur astronomer, and the experiences of amateur astronomers—ranging from a tendency to overfocus on equipment, to being culturally misunderstood, to showing family members the Milky Way.
- His involvement with the Vatican Observatory and his role in the Faith and Science workshops.
Click here for the audio, from Minnesota Catholic Podcasts.