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Pope plans stargazing show at St Peter's Basilica
| Apr 1, 2013
| Ken Hartly-Wright
Posted on 04/01/2013 11:16:03 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
The new Pope is considering letting astronomers use the dome of St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City as a makeshift planetarium, in a bold attempt to heal the long-standing rift between science and religion. Pope Francis has already given his blessing to the plan, which would see the constellations being projected onto the dome's interior as they would have appeared around the time of Jesus's death. The Pope's interest in the cosmos is said to have been sparked after he was shown recent images of the cosmic microwave background dubbed the echo of the Big Bang obtained by the European Space Agency's Planck mission.
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TOPICS: Catholic; Religion & Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy; popefrancis; vatican
posted on 04/01/2013 11:21:29 AM PDT
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posted on 04/01/2013 11:21:45 AM PDT
by green pastures
(Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
The Vatican Observatory
"The Vatican Observatory is one of the oldest astronomical research institutions in the world. It has its headquarters at the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, Italy."
posted on 04/01/2013 11:30:53 AM PDT
(Palin was correct!)
A waste of time. There is too much light pollution in the Rome area.
posted on 04/01/2013 11:39:56 AM PDT
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posted on 04/01/2013 11:41:28 AM PDT
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posted on 04/01/2013 1:00:49 PM PDT
by Ann Archy
(Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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