Sunday, March 17, 2024 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Two Lectures in One Day!

The Institute is thrilled to welcome Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, S.J., Detroit native and Chief Astronomer and Director at the Vatican’s Observatory! Br. Guy will be here for two dynamic lectures - with one including a members’ exclusive meet and greet brunch.

Both lectures will explore, “A Vatican Astronomer’s View of Galileo," and Br. Guy’s background as a Jesuit scientist.

Science is always shaped by what is happening in the broader society that supports it, and the science of the 17th century was no different. Speaking as a Jesuit scientist, not a professional historian, Dr. Consolmagno examines how Galileo's work challenged, and was challenged by, the science of the day; and how it was shaped by the personal ambitions of the main players in both the Church, the political world, and the philosophers of the day.