“Why I Am an Astronomer and a Catholic”

Why I Am an Astronomer and a Catholic
by Professor Dermott Mullan
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware

On Monday, March 17, 2008 at 205 Gore Hall, University of Delaware, Professor Dermott Mullan will continue the Catholics in Science Symposium with a talk that reflects on life as a working astronomer and a practicing Catholic, two identities which in some people’s minds appear mutually exclusive.

This talk is free and open to all. It runs from 7-9pm. Refreshments will be served.

Hasn’t modern astronomy proved that the account of the beginnings of our world in the Book of Genesis must be wrong? And hasn’t the Catholic Church been opposed to science since the days of Galileo?

In his career as an astronomer, Professor Dermott Mullan has learned that the answer to both questions is a resounding “No.” The God of the Astronomers is the same God Dr. Mullan has met in the Catholic Church and in the Bible.

The notion that science and faith are in conflict is a commonplace these days. But is it so?

Come to Dr. Mullan’s talk and prepare to hear that truism challenged and turned on its head.
For additional information, contact Kate Rogers at 302-831-8480 or krogers@udel.edu. This event is sponsored by Students of Western Civilization, Catholic Scholars of Delaware, and the Catholic Campus Ministry!

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But wait! There’s more! Join us for

Why I am a Medical Technologist and a Catholic, Dr. Mary Ann McLane, March 24, 7-9 pm at 205 Gore Hall
Modern Physics and Ancient Faith, Dr. Stephen Barr, April 14, 7-9pm at 205 Gore Hall.

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