Friday, October 5, 2007

Jesuit's See The Stars

Thursday, October 04, 2007 - The Vatican Observatory called together some of the world's top astronomers for a major conference on the creation and evolution of disk galaxies in an effort to better understand the nature of the universe. More than 200 men and women from 26 countries attended the Oct. 1-5 conference in Rome to share some of the discoveries since the Vatican's last galaxy conference in 2000. The observatory director, Argentine Jesuit Father Jose Funes, said they were able to attract top scientists and scholars for the meeting because "the Vatican Observatory is a prestigious institute, and the Holy See is well recognized in this field of astronomy." Hosting the meeting in the heart of Rome also made it "particularly appealing to people," he told reporters Oct. 3. -Catholic News Service Staff Selections - LinksWeb Address:

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