REPORT FROM EWTN:
Br. Guy Consolmagno has an incredible job. He is the Pope’s astronomer at the Vatican Observatory. Most people do not even know that the Vatican has an official astronomical observatory with telescopes in Italy and the USA. The Vatican and astronomy have a long history dating all the way back to 1582 and the Gregorian reform of the calendar. The observatory also has one of the major collections of meteorites in the world, with over 1100 pieces from the depths of space.
Want to learn more than is in the video above? Listen to Colm’s extended interview with Br. Guy on the BBC World Service here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3ct2ptx