Bro Guy Consolmagno SJ the Pope's Astronomer
The Pope’s Astronomer, Bro. Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Director of the Vatican Observatory, will visit the Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve on Tuesday, October 17th. 2017. He is due to deliver two talks – one to secondary school students at Coláiste na Sceilge, Cahersiveen, and the second, a public lecture later that evening at 8.00pm, also at Coláiste na Sceilge, entitled “The Heavens Proclaim: Astronomy and the Vatican”.
Bro Guy is a charismatic, enthusiastic scientist and communicator whose talks are enjoyed by astronomers and the wider public all over the World. He is taking time from his busy schedule to visit the Kerry Dark Sky Reserve to demonstrate his commitment to conservation and preservation of the great natural resource of the unpolluted night sky we enjoy in the Skellig Coast area.”
Br. Guy Consolmagno is a Jesuit brother and a planetary scientist at the Vatican Observatory, who divides his time between observatories in Rome and in Arizona, USA . His work brings him around the world to dozens of countries and every continent.
He is the author of numerous books on Astronomy and Science and the Church, including “Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope – and How to Find Them” which he co-wrote with Dan Davis. This book is used by many amateur astronomers as their guide to the night skie