Dear Br. Guy: Fr. Timothy Sauppé here.
I was in the 2015 inaugural seminar class at which you challenged us to take back to our parishes what we learned that week. Well, as you know, since then I have been holding Star Parties at our local county park and giving talks on the effects of light pollution.
Most recently, I have had a commemorative bench installed and tomorrow we will honor a former parishioner who controlled 15 of the 70 earth and space based telescopes on August 17, 2017 and helped with the detection of the cosmic event from 130 million years ago that become GW170817. He name is Dr. Jeff Cooke and he will be honored by our city and parish at 11 AM. Here is a layout of the bench’s back which we filled with scientific information and pictures.
Pope Leo XIII would be proud.
God Bless, Fr. Sauppé
This is a good place to remind folks that starting on September 1, we will be taking applications for the 2019 Faith and Astronomy Workshop, to be held at the Redemptorist Retreat Center north of Tucson on January 14-17, 2019. Stay tuned for further details!