Sunday, May 23, 2010

Star Gazing Jesuits

Transcript of NPR Radio Program April 1, 2010

Krista Tippett, host I'm Krista Tippett. Today, "Asteroids, Stars, and the Love of God." I speak with two Jesuit astronomers who study the composition of meteorites and the life and death of stars, and Father George Coyne and Brother Guy Consolmagno — both have asteroids named after them. We experience the spacious way they think about life, faith, and the universe.
Brother Guy Consolmagno: Van Gogh, when he was drawing stars, is not trying to give us the same information that George is trying to get when he's taking spectra of the stars with the telescope. But he is trying to communicate information, and there's more information in those stars than what's in the spectrum. But there's plenty of information in the spectrum as well as what's in Van Gogh.
Father George Coyne: Doing science to me is a search for God, and I'll never have the final answers because the universe participates in the mystery of God.
Ms. Tippett: This is Speaking of Faith

Read the rest of the transcript and listen to the interview (here)
Photo is of Fr. Francis Heyden, S.J. who was not interviewed

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