Presented by the Bishop Keane Institute Lecture Series
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Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ, a Jesuit brother, is Director of the Vatican Observatory and the President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. He studies planets, meteorites and asteroids. He is a native of Detroit, Michigan, received SM and SM degrees from MIT, and earned his PhD in Planetary Sciences from the University of Arizona in 1978. Along with more than 200 scientific publications, he is the author of six popular astronomy books. 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.