The biggest effort of 2018 was bringing our web sites, including The Catholic Astronomer and the Faith and Science Library, to maturity.
We’re adding new (free) subscribers to the Catholic Astronomer at the rate of about a hundred a month; it would be great to reach 10,000 by the end of 2019! If you haven’t signed up yet to get notification of each new article, why not do that now? Did I mention, it’s free? Of course, we are able to support this web site only by the support of our Sacred Space subscribers, which is available at the cost of a couple of coffees a month. If you can join that group as well, you can insure that we have even more new articles about astronomy, the sky, and how that reflects our lives and faith here on Earth.
The Faith and Science library is now up and running with nearly 500 articles and videos that have been vetted, and formatted, for use by Catholic educators and educated Catholics… and anyone else interested in the scholarship that exists on the topic of Faith and Science. If you teach a course on this topic, or know anyone who does, be sure to send them the link and tell them to check out the material we have available. Again, this material is free… which means, we need your donations and Sacred Space support to keep it going.
This January we’re holding our biennial Faith and Astronomy Workshop in the dark desert outside of Tucson, where 25 Catholic educators will meet and brainstorm about astronomy and how we can bring the wonders of the heavens into our parishes and classrooms. We’re planning to hold our annual Astronomy Seminar in early June in Washington DC;
watch this space. And Br. Guy will be giving talks through 2019 in places ranging from Oklahoma to New Zealand; if you’re on our mailing list you will be notified when he comes to your town (so you are forewarned!) And that’s just what’s on the calendar so far.
Oh, and have we mentioned the results about to come in from half a dozen spacecraft, the comets known and as yet unknown that will be overhead in 2019?
Thanks for being a part of our exploration and enjoyment of this wonderful Creation!