Galileo’s Sons (Bullfrog Films clip)

Castel Gandolfo and lake. Credit: VOF
  • Video
  • 48 minutes
  • Level: all audiences

An award-winning 2004 film on the Vatican Observatory–from Bullfrog Films, directed by Alison Rose.  From Bullfrog Films:

Castel Gandolfo, nestled in the hills southeast of Rome, acts as the Pope’s summer residence. In one wing of this palace is the headquarters for the Vatican Observatory. Since 1891, Jesuit astronomers and astrophysicsts have utilized their scientific expertise to explore fundamental questions that engage all people of faith: how did the cosmos come to be, and what is our place in it?

A large part of the film is dedicated to interviews with alumni of the Vatican Observatory Summer Schools; these students reflect on their own thoughts about science and religion and their experience spending four weeks with the Vatican astronomers.

Click here for a link to Bullfrog Films web page on “Galileo’s Sons”.