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Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, an American astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican Observatory, speaks to an audience at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in February 2010.

Vatican astronomer saluted for his efforts by American Astronomical Society

Published July 18, 2014

Here’s an update to story we ran in 2010.

Catholic News Service reported earlier this week Jesuit Br. Guy Consolmagno, an astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, received the prestigious Carl Sagan Medal for “outstanding communication by an active planetary scientist.” The award is from the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences.

The whip-smart guy spoke at Emory University and Agnes Scott College, hosted by the Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory University, in Atlanta four years ago.

Here’s a snippet from the story:

“… one of many who approached a microphone at the end of the talk to ask questions. Some were interested in what the brother did day-to-day, while others were curious about how science strengthens his belief in God.

Relating his prayer life to his study of the universe, Brother Consolmagno said, “When God invites me to play with him in the universe, I feel the same sort of thing.” He added that creation is like a puzzle and studying it confirms a sense of goodness in the universe.”

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