Episode 15: The Vatican Observatory and more!

with Brother Guy Consolmagno and Julia Healy

This week we continue on our travels! Dan visits the Vatican Observatory in Rome, where he attends a conference. He speaks with the director, Brother Guy Consolmagno, about why the Vatican has an observatory, and how they reconcile faith and the Big Bang!

We also chat with PhD Student Julia Healy about some of her excellent work on neutral hydrogen in galaxy clusters. Julia also attended the 2019 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting and talks about what went down after hours!

Some images of the Vatican Observatory and the SuperVOSS Conference

This week’s guests:

Related Links:  

Vatican Observatory: http://www.vaticanobservatory.va/content/specolavaticana/en.html
MeerKAT: https://www.ska.ac.za/science-engineering/meerkat/about-meerkat/ 

Featured Image:
The Vatican Observatory, Castel Gandalfo, Italy. (Image Credit: Hannah Scott)