Guy Consolmagno

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(1952 --)

American Jesuit research astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican Observatory. He was a student at MIT and member of MITSFS in the mid 70s He got his PhD in planetary science in 1978 at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. He won the 2014 Carl Sagan Medal and gave his prize lecture at Sasquan, the 2015 Worldcon. On September 18, 2015, it was announced that Pope Francis had appointed Brother Guy to serve as Director of the Vatican Observatory. In addition to his published books, Consolmagno has published in the fanzine Argentus. He was an invited participant in Scifoo in 2008.


  • Worlds Apart, with Martha W. Schaefer, 1993
  • Turn Left at Orion, with Dan M. Davis, 1995
  • The Way to the Dwelling of Light, 1998
  • Brother Astronomer, Adventures of a Vatican Scientist, 2000
  • Intelligent Life in the Universe? Catholic belief and the search for extraterrestrial intelligent life, 2005
  • God's Mechanics: How Scientists and Engineers Make Sense of Religion, 2007
  • The Heavens Proclaim: Astronomy and the Vatican, 2009
  • Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?: . . . and Other Questions from the Astronomers' In-box at the Vatican.. with Paul Mueller, 2014

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