Fr. George Coyne, SJ, passed away February 14, 2020. As an astrophysicist, priest, and former director of the Vatican Observatory, he was a remarkable man.
Fr. Angelo Secchi, SJ a pioneer in the field of astrophysics. He wrote that 'even scientific intelligence is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.'
The Vatican Observatory has just launched a brand new website, podcast, and online store. Here are the links!
There is a great deal of misunderstanding of the Big Bang theory. Many don't know about Fr. George Lemaitre and the state of cosmology at the time.
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos: Possible Worlds is on TV this fall. I'm a big Cosmos fan. But of course, the show could always be better—maybe a lot better.
There are 4 major alternative explanations for the formation of our universe: multiverse, cyclical universe, eternally static universe, and string theory.
Things like black holes have the reputation of being something only wizards can understand. Yet the basic ideas behind black holes are straightforward.
If the Big Bang marks the universe's initial expansion, then could it be the beginning of the universe? Could this indicate a transcendent cause—a creator?
From a scientist’s point of view, what evidence might there be to support belief in God? Here we summarize the best scientific evidence for God.
Fine-tuning is the assumption that the universe cannot cause its own existence, therefore it must have a creator. But can science prove fine-tuning?