Science and Faith: Frequently-Encountered Questions and Replies that Satisfy

La Crosse, WI
Friday, September 29, 2017
Science and Faith: Frequently-Encountered Questions and Replies that Satisfy
Friday, September 29, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (Central Time)

Viterbo University Fine Arts Center
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601
United States

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Presented by the Diocese of La Crosse Catholic Schools and Viterbo University


9:30 am            Mass
10:45 am          Welcome
11:00 am           Adventures of a Vatican Scientist
12:00 pm           Lunch (on your own)
1:00 pm            Talking to the Faithful
1:45 pm             Trusty STEM Fellows
2:05 pm             Break
2:15 pm             Talking to Skeptics
3:00 pm             Q & A Session
3:30 pm             Adjourn

Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ
is Director of the Vatican Observatory and President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. A native of Detroit, Michigan, he earned undergraduate and masters degrees from MIT, and a Ph. D in Planetary Science from the University of Arizona; he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard and MIT, served in the US Peace Corps (Kenya), and taught university physics at Lafayette College before entering the Jesuits in 1989.

At the Vatican Observatory since 1993, his research explores connections between meteorites, asteroids, and the evolution of small solar system bodies. Along with more than 200 scientific publications, he is the author of a number of popular books, including Turn Left at Orion (with Dan Davis), and most recently Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? (with Father Paul Mueller, JS). Br. Consolmagno's work has taken him to every continent on Earth; for example, in 1996 he spent six weeks collecting meteorites with a NASA team on the blue ice regions of East Antarctica. In 2000, the small bodies nomenclature committee of the IAU named an asteroid, 4597 Consolmagno, in recognition of his work. In 2014, he received the Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences for excellence in public communications in planetary sciences.

Please register by Wednesday, September 27.

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