Workshops and Lectures
The Athenaeum will offer public lectures during the 2017 academic year.
Lectures are held in the Bartlett Pastoral Center at 7:30 p.m. They are free and open to the public.
Lecture on Faith and Science
On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Br. Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Director of the Vatican Observatory, will speak on faith and science.
A native of Detroit, he earned undergraduate and masters' degrees from MIT, and a Ph.D. in Planetary Science from the University of Arizona. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard and MIT before entering the Society of Jesus in 1989.
He has worked at the Vatican Observatory since 1993. There his research has explored connections between meteorites, asteroids, and the evolution of small solar system bodies.
Along with more than 200 scientific publications, he is the author of a number of popular books including Would You Baptize an Extraterrestial? (co-authored with Father Paul Mueller, S.J.).