Friday, September 25, 2009

Brother Guy Consolmagno, Vatican Astronomer to speak at the DSC Oct. 12

Special Speaking Engagement: Brother Guy Consolmagno answers the question, "Why Does the Vatican Need an Astronomer?" This exciting talk will take place Monday October 12th. The evening begins at 7:00 PM with a ten minute guided tour by Abrams Planetarium Astronomer Emeritus Robert Victor of when and where various night sky favorites will be visible for 2010 . Brother Consolmagno's talk directly follows.

Brother Guy Consolmagno, Vatican Astronomer and Vatican Meteorite Collection Curator has written over 40 research papers and co-authored several popular books on astronomy. His research has centered on the connections between meteorites and asteroids, and in 1996 he participated in an expedition that gathered meteorites from Antarctic ice fields. Brother Guy believes in the need for science and religion to work alongside one another rather than as competing ideologies.

Tickets for this event are FREE to Detroit Science Center members and $10.00 per person for non-members. Space is limited and advanced ticket reservations are strongly recommended. To reserve your space, or for further details, call (313) 577-8400 and select Option 5.Please arrive in plenty of time to be seated by 6:45pm.

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