Fr. Angelo Secchi S.J., Jesuit Astrophysicist

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  • 17 minutes
  • Level: all audiences

Fr. Angelo Secchi, S.J., father of astrophysics, is one of the greatest astronomers you have never heard of. Discover why, and find out about his contributions to stellar spectroscopy, solar physics, terrestrial magnetism, meteorology, and oceanography. This video features contributions from Ileana Chinnici, Aldo Altamore, Fr. Matteo Galaverni, and Vatican Observatory Director Br. Guy Consolmagno.  It was produced by Br. Bob Macke, S.J. of the Vatican Observatory.