Guy Consolmagno and George Coyne — Asteroids, Stars, and the Love of God

More than 30 objects on the moon are named after the Jesuits who mapped it. A Jesuit was one of the founders of modern astrophysics. And four Jesuits in history, including Ignatius of Loyola, have had asteroids named after them — Brother Guy Consolmagno and Father George Coyne being the two living men with this distinction. In a conversation filled with friendship and laughter, we experience the spacious way they think about science, the universe, and the love of God. (Original Air Date: April 1, 2010)

About the Guests:
Guy Consolmagno is director of the Vatican Observatory, appointed in this post in September, 2015 by Pope Francis. Previously he was curator of meteorites. His books include “Brother Astronomer: Adventures of a Vatican Scientist” and “Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?: and Other Questions from the Astronomers’ In-box at the Vatican Observatory.”

George Coyne is the former director of the Vatican Observatory. His books include “Wayfarers in the Cosmos: The Human Quest for Meaning.”

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