NORTH DARTMOUTH — From angels and demons to photons and quarks, people have always been curious about how the universe works. But every cosmology, from materialism to Catholicism, is based on assuming things that people may not even realize they are assuming: things they take on faith. Therefore, cosmologies can be as fun and quirky as the people who invented them. 

In a presentation by Brother Guy Consolmagno, Director of the Vatican Observatory, at UMASS Dartmouth on October 27, he will  look into the stories behind how St. Paul, St. Augustine, Galileo, Kepler and Newton, up to Stephen Hawking, have all cast their own peculiar take on the big questions of the universe.  

Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, S.J. was born in 1952 in Detroit, Mich. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in 1974 and Master of Science in 1975 in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. in Planetary Science from the University of Arizona in 1978. 

From 1978-80 he was a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the Harvard College Observatory, and from 1980-1983 continued as postdoc and lecturer at MIT.

The event will take place in Room 149 of the Charlton College of Business. Seating is limited. 

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