The astronomer and curator of meteorites at the Vatican Observatory, Dr. Guy Consolmagno (BS and MS in Earth and Planetary Sciences at MIT; PhD in Planetary Science from University of Arizona), will present a lecture at 7:30 PM in the Life Sciences Research Building on the uptown campus entitled “Astronomy, God, and the Search for Elegance”. Dr. Consolmagno is a Jesuit brother and the author of 5 astronomy books. He has served on the governing boards of the Meteoritical Society, the International Astronomical Union’s Division III, Planetary Systems Science, and the American Astronomical Society. In 2000, he was honored by the International Astronomical Union for his contributions to the study of meteorites and asteroids with the naming of asteroid 4597 Consolmagno.
The Life Sciences Rearch Building (you all were outside of it during the scavenger hunt during freshman orientation) can be tricky to access. The easiest way is to go to the Podium, get into the tunnell, go to the biology buiding, and then go into the biology buiding (stay at that level) and through the biology building to a hallway that leads to the Life Sciences Research Building. Leave yourself a little time for getting lost. It may be that the front doors (where the POETs were) will be open because of the talk. We'll have to see.