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Padre Kino the astronomer

Sunday, 05 December 2010 05:58

It is approaching Christmas, so watchers of the statue of Padre Kino on Kino Boulevard in Tucson will be looking for the red earmuffs. These have been appearing on the horse’s ears as a kindly seasonal gesture against the desert night’s cold. Further along the left side of the horse, resting on Kino’s saddlebag, you will notice a round instrument with what looks like a cross spanning its diameter. This is an astrolabe, or an earlier version of a sextant, and it was used for measuring the positions of celestial objects.

Published in Vatican Observatory

The Cosmology of the Magi

Sunday, 05 December 2010 06:19

What was the Christmas Star? Was it a comet, a novae, a supernovae or a grouping of planets? Astronomer, Fr Christopher Corbally, from the Vatican Observatory in Arizona, explores several theories.

Published in Vatican Observatory

2012 Niles Lecture

Thursday, 15 November 2012 22:17

Fr. Corbally gave the 2012 Niles lecture.

Published in Vatican Observatory

2012 Kress Lecture

Sunday, 18 November 2012 22:48

Fr. Corbally gave the 2012 Kress lecture.

Published in Vatican Observatory

Star Master Weekend

Friday, 07 December 2012 00:23

Fr. Corbally gives talks in Primland.

Published in Vatican Observatory

Magnetic Astronomy

Thursday, 29 November 2012 16:38

Fr. Chris at Tucson High Magnet School.

Published in Vatican Observatory

The Adler Mix Podcast, Episode 33 - Reaching for the Heavens: Vatican Observatory - George V. Coyne, S.J.

Reaching for the Heavens: Vatican Observatory - George V. Coyne, S.J.
Presented at the Adler Planetarium on November 16th, 2011

Published in VO Foundation

UA and Vatican partner to explore heavens

Wednesday, 11 May 2011 12:40

The University of Arizona is home to one of the world's largest telescopes and astronomers work very closely with the Vatican.

Published in VO Foundation

High above the Southern Arizona desert two white domes peek out of Pinaleno Mountains near Safford. The two domes are observatories, one is run by the Vatican, and the University of Arizona operates the larger telescope.

Published in VO Foundation

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