The Vatican Observatory is one of the oldest and most accomplished observatories in the world… which surprises people who have limited understanding of Church and science. In this podcast, you’ll hear from Vatican astronomers and their accomplished special guests as they explore the wonder of God’s surprising universe.
The Vatican’s Interest in Space Exploration?
Why is the Vatican interested in space and how is it actively contributing to space exploration? In this podcast, Br. Guy explains some of the biggest moments in the Observatory’s history in space and talks about the space missions where the VO is...
Living on the Moon: Why and how?
U.S. astronaut Nicole Stott and her husband Christopher Stott of the International Institute of Space Commerce explore with Br. Guy what living on (or in) the Moon would look like. Where’s the best spot for a Moon base? And when we can expect Moon...
Death by Meteorite: What are the chances?
In this inaugural episode, world-renowned Vatican astronomer Br. Guy Consalmagno, SJ sits down with Dr. Larry Lebofsky, a planetary astronomer specializing in small solar system bodies, to discuss the chances a meteorite will end life on Earth, how to...
Science Fiction: What it gets right and wrong
Where do you draw the line between space fact and space fiction? In this episode, Br. Guy and Dr. Larry Lebofsky of the Planetary Science Institute examine what the genre gets right and how science fiction has influenced real-life space...
Catholicism & Astronomy
I am happy to see the Vatican Observatory Foundation moving into the medium of podcasts to proclaim the good news of the compatibility of faith and science. It’s wonderful to hear a scientist’s faith intermingled with her/his joyful discussions on subjects of astronomy. It’s also very enlightening to discover the involvement of the Vatican Obseratory in astronomy. Episode 3 has been the best so far.