4-6 November 2022
Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ
Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ studies meteorites and asteroids. A native of Detroit, Michigan, he received SB and SM degrees from MIT, and his PhD in Planetary Sciences from the University of Arizona. He was a research fellow at Harvard and MIT and taught university physics before entering the Jesuits in 1989. At the Vatican Observatory since 1993, he was appointed director of the Observatory by Pope Francis in 2015.
Br. Guy’s 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 'Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?' (with Paul Mueller). In 2014 he received the Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences for excellence in public communication in planetary sciences.
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