Guy Consolmagno

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(September 19, 1952 –)

Brother Guy J. Consolmagno is an American convention fan and a member of General Technics. As a student at MIT, he was a member of MITSFS in the mid-70s.

Consolmagno has contributed to such fanzines as Argentus. He was an occasional contributor to Apaloosa.

Now a Jesuit brother and a research astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican Observatory, he earned a Ph.D. in planetary science in 1978 at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. He was an invited participant in Scifoo in 2008. 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.


  • 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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