Karin Öberg – The Origins and Prevalence of Habitable Worlds

  • Video
  • 50 minutes
  • Level: high school and above

Karin Öberg, an astronomer at Harvard University, speaks at the inaugural conference of the Society of Catholic Scientists. Öberg discusses the basics of how exoplanets (planets that orbit other stars) are detected, what might determine whether an exoplanet could support life, whether any planet actually does have even the simplest forms of life, and asks what astronomy can teach us about God and the relationship between Man and God. Scroll down past the video for additional links.

Click here for an article from Our Sunday Visitor entitled “Catholic scientists discuss faith’s role in work”, on the first conference of the Society of Catholic Scientists—“Origins”—held April 21-23, 2017 in Chicago.

Click here for the Society of Catholic Scientists “Origins” conference page.