As Director the Vatican Observatory, Br. Guy Consolmagno is often referred to as the Pope’s astronomer. But, most people—even devout Catholics—have no idea that the Vatican has an official astronomical branch, with major telescopes located in Italy as well as the USA.
When you consider that the Vatican and astronomy’s relationship dates back all the way to 1582 and the Gregorian reform of the calendar, it’s pretty amazing to consider how few people are aware of it!
In this exceptional interview, EWTN’s Colm Flynn visits Br. Guy Consolmagno at the Vatican Observatory in Castel Gandolfo in Italy to find out more about this little known bastion of astronomy.