This podcast was taken from the Full Moon Meetup on Friday, January 6, 2023. To begin the year, we had a roundtable discussion with several members of the Vatican Observatory staff. We covered everything from Befana, the Italian Epiphany witch, to the 30th anniversary of the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope (VATT), and the year ahead.
Br. Guy Consolmagno SJ: Director of Vatican Observatory and President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation.
Bob Trembley: Factotum for the Vatican Observatory Foundation.
Fr. Paul Gabor: Vice Director of the Vatican Observatory and Vice Director for the Vatican Observatory Research Group (Tucson)
Dr. Larry Lebofsky: Senior Education and Communication Specialist – Planetary Science Institute (retired); Asteroid hunter.
Chris Kennedy: Executive Director of Development for the Vatican Observatory Foundation
Katie Steinke: Development Committee Chair for the Vatican Observatory Foundation
Vatican Observatory website: https://www.vaticanobservatory.org/
Intro music: Irreducible by ComaStudio