Thursday, March 8, 2012

Did the Vatican plot to reclassify Pluto?

Jesuit astronomer oversaw the classifying commission

Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, SJ, joined Father Robert Allore, SJ (left), Msgr. Mark Hagemoen, Neysa Finnie, chairwoman of the board of St. Mark's and Corpus Christi Colleges, Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, Father John W. McCarthy, SJ, and HR MacMillan executive director Rob Appleton, at the HR MacMillan Space Centre Feb. 25.

Recently I had the opportunity to see Vatican astronomer Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, SJ lecture on the "Vatican's plot" to reclassify Pluto:

Was Pluto's 2006 reclassification to dwarf planet a "Vatican plot?" Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, SJ, of the Vatican Observatory, joked that it was, but in fact the Vatican just oversaw the change.

The famous astronomer, who once appeared on TV's "Colbert Report," spoke to a sell-out crowd at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Feb. 25. The lecture, "Pluto and the Vatican," sponsored by St. Mark's and Corpus Christi Colleges, The Newman Association, and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, focused on how science and religion handle change.

Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.
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