Special SETI Talk - Adventures of a Vatican Astronomer

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Special SETI Talk - Adventures of a Vatican Astronomer

Time: February 22, 2013 from 12pm to 1pm
Location: The SETI Institute
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Event Type: public talk
Organized By: The SETI Institute
Latest Activity: Feb 22, 2013

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Adventures of a Vatican Astronomer

Guy Consolmagno
Vatican Observatory
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 12:00 PM PST

No scientist is a Spock-like android; a scientist's work is as intuitive, and just as full of human foibles, as a painting, a symphony, or a prayer. But most of us don't have the opportunity (or training) to reflect on the human dimensions of our work. Br. Guy Consolmagno does; he is both a Jesuit brother and a planetary scientist at the Vatican Observatory, splitting his time between the meteorite collection in Rome (which he curates) and the Vatican telescope in Arizona. Thanks to his Vatican connections,  his work has sent him around the world several times to dozens of countries and every continent (including a meteorite hunting expedition to Antarctica). In this talk he will share some of those adventures, and reflect on the larger meaning of our common experience as scientists... not only what we do, but why we do it. 

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