Guy Consolmagno, S.J. 2016-05-16T12:30:10+00:00

Guy Consolmagno, S.J.

Guy Consolmagno, S.J.
Vatican Observatory, Castel Gandolfo (Italy) & Tucson, Arizona

Brother Guy Cosolmagno, a Jesuit, is Director of the Vatican Observatory, and President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. He holds an MA from MIT and a PhD from the University of Arizona, both in planetary science. An asteroid was named in his honor in 2000: 4597 Consolmagno. The co-author of more than 200 scientific papers and six popular books, Brother Consolmagno has appeared on The Colbert Report and in many other media. In 2014, he was awarded the Carl Sagan Medal for outstanding communication by an active planetary scientist to the general public, an honor bestowed by the American Astronomical Society. He also served in the Peace Corps, teaching physics and astronomy in Kenya.