"Astronomy and Faith" with Dr. Jonathan Lunine

"Astronomy and Faith: From Lemaitre's Big Bang to the Jesuit Fathers of the Vatican Observatory," delivered by Jonathan Lunine on November 10, 2016.

Dr. Jonathan Lunine is professor of physical sciences at Cornell University. As a part of a day-long Faith and Science Symposium, Lunine delivered this talk about Fr. Georges Lemaitre, whose "Big Bang" theory model of the universe was initially discredited by scientists because they attributed it to his Catholic faith and the politics of the Church. Dr. Lunine's talk offered insights about how science need not be disassociated from faith.