19-23 January: Paris. IAU-UNESCO Symposium 260 “The Role of Astronomy in Society and Culture.” JOSÉ FUNES, S.J., presented a paper.
9-11 February: Strasbourg, France. Intermediate Mass Stars & Massive Stars. CHRISTOPHER CORBALLY, S.J., led a workshop session.
21 February: Warsaw University, Seminar of the Institute of Theoretical Physics: “A Noncommutative Friedman-Lemaitre Cosmological Model” MICHAEL HELLER S.J., participated.
3-4 April: Notre Dame, Indiana. Conference on Evolution of Age: Multidisciplinary Refl ections on Darwin. CHRISTOPHER CORBALLY, S.J., gave an invited paper and was on a discussion panel.
20-23 April: Minsk. Zeldovich Meeting, JOSÉ FUNES, S.J., presented a paper.
28-29 April: Rome. “Galaxies Properties Across Cosmic Ages.” JOSÉ FUNES, S.J., participated.
11-15 May: Prague. “International Meeting on Bolides and Meteor Falls.” GUY CONSOLMAGNO S.J., gave an invited paper.
18-19 May: XIII Cracow Methodological Conference “Evolution of the Universe - Evolution of Life.” Public discussion by Francisco J. Ayala and MICHAEL HELLER S.J., paper on “Catholic Church and the Theory of Evolution. Vatican and Philosophy”.
27 May: Greenwich Observatory and Maritime Museum, London, public lecture: “The Origin of the Universe in Science and Cosmology.” MICHAEL HELLER S.J. participated.
21-26 June: Sassone, Rome. Super VOSS 2009, Astronomy: A Common Ground for Sharing Humanity’s Concerns. JOSÉ FUNES, S.J. and GEORGE COYNE, S.J., were on the organizing committee, GUY CONSOLMAGNO, S.J., gave a paper, and RICHARD BOYLE, S.J., DAVID BROWN, S.J., CHRISTOPHER CORBALLY, S.J., and ALESSANDRO OMIZZOLO participated.
3-5 July: Cambridge, England. International Society for Science and Religion Conference 2009. CHRISTOPHER CORBALLY, S.J., participated.
6-10 July: Spineto. “Filling the Cosmos with Stars.” JOSÉ FUNES, S.J. participated.
13-17 July: Nancy. Meteoritical Society Annual Meeting. GUY CONSOLMAGNO, S.J., coauthored two papers.
3-14 August: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. International Astronomical Union XXVII General Assembly. RICHARD BOYLE, S.J., presented two poster papers, CHRISTOPHER CORBALLY, S.J., gave an oral paper, GUY CONSOLMAGNO, S.J., participated.
16-19 September: Grassmannian Conference in Fundamental Cosmology, University of Szczecin, paper: “A noncommutative Friedman World Model” MICHAEL HELLER S.J. participated.
20-23 September: Flagstaff, Arizona. Lowell Observatory workshop on Solar Analogs II. CHRISTOPHER CORBALLY, S.J., gave an invited paper.
5-8 October: Puerto Rico. American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences annual meeting, GUY CONSOLMAGNO, S.J., presented a paper.
6-10 November: Vatican City, Study Week on Astrobiology. JOSÉ FUNES, S.J. participated.
13-15 November: Phoenix, Arizona. Annual General Meeting of the International Dark-Sky Association. CHRISTOPHER CORBALLY, S.J., participated.