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The Vatican's Astronomers Are Taking Your Questions July 20, 2017
Of all the questions that Brother Guy Consolmagno and Father Paul Mueller get asked as scientists at the Vatican's observatory, the one that comes up the most is simply, "Why does the Vatican have an observatory?" It's a good question, for a church somewhat erroneously known for convicting Galileo of heresy in the 17th century. But it turns out that the Catholic Church has long embraced the human quest to understand the stars and planets. First aired in 2014.

Br. Guy Consolmagno and Fr. Paul Mueller, authors of Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? ...and Other Questions from the Astronomers' In-box at the Vatican Observatory