With roots dating back to the 16th century, the Vatican Observatory has participated in astronomical research for several centuries as they seek to advance the scientific understanding of our universe. Beyond their scientific research, the Observatory is a leader in public outreach. They run various education programs for both graduate students and Catholic clergy and lay-educators. Moreover, their faith-science resource center includes valuable recommendations that range from the conventional topics like creation and evolution, Galileo, the History of Science and the Church to more niche questions like “Would you baptize ET?” and “Was there really a star of Bethlehem?”. Telescope images, a podcast, recent news, and more make this website a valuable contribution to the science and faith conversation.
And if that is not enough, for fans (like us) of Jesuit astronomer Br. Guy Consolmagno, there is a rich archive of his reflections on faith, science, and more.