Jesuit Guy Consolmagno Wins Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society

 

Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J. at the intersection of faith and science

Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J. at the intersection of faith and science

As readers know, I am a big fan of astronomer and Jesuit Guy Consolmagno.  I was delighted to learn that he won the prestigious Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society this week.  Set forth below is an excerpt from the Jesuit website:

Because of his unique perspective as both a scientist and a man of faith, Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno has been awarded the Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society (AAS).

 The Division for Planetary Sciences of the AAS, which gives the award to one individual each year, chose Br. Consolmagno because he “occupies a unique position within our profession as a credible spokesperson for scientific honesty within the context of religious belief.” The award is named after the late astronomer Carl Sagan, who was a popular author and writer of the 1980 television series “Cosmos.”

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“As a Jesuit Brother, Guy has become the voice of the juxtaposition of planetary science and astronomy with Christian belief, a rational spokesperson who can convey exceptionally well how religion and science can co-exist for believers,” the AAS wrote.

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You can find interviews with Guy Consolmagno, SJ below:

Intersection on Faith and Science
Vatican Astronomers Contemplate God and Science
Meeting Point of Science and Religion
Asteroids, Stars and the Love of God

 

About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog (www.teilhard.com) explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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One Response to Jesuit Guy Consolmagno Wins Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society

  1. There is an irony in that many scientists pick and choose their evidence based on limited cases or experiments to make general statements. Are you a ham radio op by any chance? Aug 14, 2016 marks 75th Anniv. of St. Max Kolbe’s heavenly birthday! He held Amateur license SP3RN, and ham radio special event station will be on the air as K3M. Please check Ted Figlock W1HGY.

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