Guy Consolmagno

Director
Vatican Observatory
Participates in 1 Session
Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ is Director of the Vatican Observatory and President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. A native of Detroit, Michigan, he earned undergraduate and masters' degrees from MIT (where he served as MITSFS Skinner), and a Ph. D. in Planetary Science from the University of Arizona. He was researcher at Harvard and MIT, served in the US Peace Corps (Kenya), and taught university physics, before entering the Jesuits in 1989. At the Vatican Observatory since 1993, his research explores connections between meteorites, asteroids, and the evolution of small solar system bodies. Along with more than 200 scientific publications, he is the author of six popular books including Turn Left at Orion (with Dan Davis), and Would You Baptize an Extraterrestial? (with Paul Mueller). Dr. Consolmagno has served as chair of the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) and president of the IAU Commission on Planets and Satellites; the IAU has named asteroid 4597 Consolmagno in his honor. In 2014 he received the Carl Sagan Medal from the DPS for excellence in public communication in planetary sciences.

Sessions in which Guy Consolmagno participates

Saturday 15 August, 2020

Time Zone: EDT/Eastern Time (US & Canada)
12:00 PM
12:00 PM

Sessions in which Guy Consolmagno attends

Saturday 15 August, 2020

Time Zone: EDT/Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00 AM
11:00 AM
1:00 PM
1:00 PM
  • The AI Amongst Us
  • Earthseed Room
  • 1:00 PM EDT - 1:50 PM EDT  | 50 minutes
  • Panel
    Science FictionScience & Technology
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
3:00 PM