Christopher M. Graney

Public Relations Officer

Vatican Observatory Foundation


Faith and Science Resource


Christopher M. Graney is an Adjunct Scholar at the Vatican Observatory. For some years now his research focus has been the history of astronomy, especially the late 16th and early 17th centuries. That research has resulted in two scholarly books: Setting Aside All Authority: Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the Science Against Copernicus in the Age of Galileo (2015), and Mathematical Disquisitions: The Booklet of Theses Immortalized by Galileo (2017), both published by the University of Notre Dame Press. He is also co-author with Br. Guy Consolmagno of When Science Goes Wrong: The Desire and Search for Truth (2023), a book for popular audiences published by Paulist Press.