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The Vatican Observatory Podcast

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The Vatican Observatory is one of the oldest and most accomplished observatories in the world… which surprises people who have limited understanding of Church and science. In this podcast, you’ll hear from Vatican astronomers and their accomplished special guests as they explore the wonder of God’s surprising universe.

The Vatican Observatory is one of the oldest and most accomplished observatories in the world… which surprises people who have limited understanding of Church and science. In this podcast, you’ll hear from Vatican astronomers and their accomplished special guests as they explore the wonder of God’s surprising universe.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Vatican Observatory is one of the oldest and most accomplished observatories in the world… which surprises people who have limited understanding of Church and science. In this podcast, you’ll hear from Vatican astronomers and their accomplished special guests as they explore the wonder of God’s surprising universe.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Vatican’s Interest in Space Exploration?

2/25/2021
Why is the Vatican interested in space and how is it actively contributing to space exploration? In this podcast, Br. Guy explains some of the biggest moments in the Observatory’s history in space and talks about the space missions where the VO is making a contribution. He is joined by Dr. Daniel Britt, the Pegasus Professor of Astronomy and Planetary Sciences at University of Central Florida, and Br. Bob Macke, curator of the Vatican Observatory’s meteorite collection. Guests: - Br. Guy...

Duration:00:24:33

Death by Meteorite: What are the chances?

2/25/2021
In this inaugural episode, world-renowned Vatican astronomer Br. Guy Consalmagno, SJ sits down with Dr. Larry Lebofsky, a planetary astronomer specializing in small solar system bodies, to discuss the chances a meteorite will end life on Earth, how to stop it, and whether or not we’d be safer on Mars. Guests: - Br. Guy Consolmagno - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Consolmagno - Dr. Larry Lebofsky - https://www.psi.edu/about/staffpage/lebofsky

Duration:00:21:53

Science Fiction: What it gets right and wrong

2/24/2021
Where do you draw the line between space fact and space fiction? In this episode, Br. Guy and Dr. Larry Lebofsky of the Planetary Science Institute examine what the genre gets right and how science fiction has influenced real-life space programs. Guests: - Br. Guy Consolmagno - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Consolmagno - Dr. Larry Lebofsky - https://www.psi.edu/about/staffpage/lebofsky

Duration:00:18:30

Living on the Moon: Why and how?

1/22/2021
U.S. astronaut Nicole Stott and her husband Christopher Stott of the International Institute of Space Commerce explore with Br. Guy what living on (or in) the Moon would look like. Where’s the best spot for a Moon base? And when we can expect Moon tourism to start? Guests: - Br. Guy Consolmagno - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Consolmagno - Nicole Stott - https://www.npsdiscovery.com/ - Chris Stott - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Stott

Duration:00:29:09