Vatican astronomer to receive American Astronomical Society prize

Father George V. Coyne, S.J.

Jesuit Father George V. Coyne, president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation and former director of the Vatican Observatory, will be honored by the American Astronomical Society Jan. 4.

The AAS will present the American-born astronomer with the George Van Biesbroeck Prize for his leadership of the Vatican Observatory Summer Schools and its mentoring program for young astronomers, as well as for his role in promoting connections between science and religion.

The prize will be presented at the start of the society’s 215th meeting in Washington.

CNS plans to be there and have a story later in the day.

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  1. Congratulations!!!

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