Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

  • A Presentation on Astronomy and Faith, Nov 10 at noon

    The Institute of Pastoral Studies, The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage, and The School of Law invite you to “Astronomy and Faith: from Lemaitre's Big Bang to the Jesuit fathers of the Vatican Observatory.”

    Against the backdrop of the present-day polemics regarding “science vs. faith” is the story of how the Big Bang model came to be, thanks to a Catholic priest. Frontier research in modern astronomy continues to be pursued today at the Vatican. Speaker Dr. Jonathan Lunine will describe his experiences working with these top notch, Jesuit astronomers.