Sylvia Poggioli, Felix Contreras, Sofia Ray discussed on Weekend Edition Sunday
Sky. One of the first international projects of astronomy. A native of Detroit councilman You studied physics at MIT volunteered with the Peace Corps in Africa and top physics before becoming a Jesuit brother in his forties. He's been at the observatory for three decades. His passion for astronomy started with a childhood love of science fiction. I love the kind of science fiction that gives you that sense of wonder that reminds you at the end of the day why we dream of being able to go into space. Some of the world's most important scientists come to teach at the observatory Summer school. It has hosted scientists and space industry leaders for U. N sponsored conference on the ethics and peaceful uses of outer space. It cooperates with NASA on several space missions, and it operates a modern telescope in partnership with the University of Arizona. But where we still need to work is with the rest of the world. The people in the pews Especially nowadays, there are too many people in the pews who think you have to choose between science and faith to reach those people. The Vatican Observatory recently launched a new website and podcast, exploring issues such as meteorites hitting the earth or how to live on the moon as to how the faith versus science, culture wars can be resolved. Other guy says What's most important is that he wears a collar, a devoutly religious person who is also an Orthodox scientists. That fact alone shatters the stereotypes. Another American at the observatory, shattering stereotypes. His brother Bob Mack, curator of the collection of meteorites, rocks formed in the early days of the solar system. Pointing to a dark rock a few inches long lying on his desk. He says it was formed 4.5 billion years ago, providing clues on how the solar system was formed. In order to understand the natural world. You have to study the natural world. You cannot just simply close your eyes and ignore it or pretend that it is other than it is. You have to study it. You have to come to appreciate it. Brother Guy Councilman, you asked how the study of the Stars interacts with his faith says Astronomy doesn't provide answers to theological questions and Scripture doesn't explain science, but the astronomy Is the place where I interact with the creator of the universe where God sets up the puzzles, and we have a lot of fun solving them together. And he believes the recent dark period of the pandemic has weakened the arguments of those who are skeptical of science. Because people can see science in action. Science doesn't have all the answers. And yet Science is still with all of its mistakes. And with all of its stumbling is still better than no science. Sylvia Poggioli NPR News Caster Gandalf Full and now we're going to take you into a world of new music with our friends and our Latino who always bring us the best recommendations and reporting for duty is, of course, out Latino host Felix Contreras. Hello. Good morning, Lulu. How are you? I am well. Who are we going to start listening to? Who is this? This is Argentine vocalist Sofia Ray. She's got a new album called Umbral, and It was five years in the making, and she did it. After a backpack trip across Eastern Chili with her recording gear. She collected folk music from musicians sheet encountered along the way, and she matches that up with her own mix of electronic ambient and so It's an intoxicating album produced with her musical partner J. C, My Lord, This track is called La Caida. Look, I e the shake up. Give it up for tonight who then was needed. Yes. Yeah, Say so no sweaty day. Those are deep lyrics like Aida's, of course, the fall when she's talking about infinity, and you know all these kind of big concepts. Yeah, she's basing the record on a lot of poetry, a lot of traditional singer songwriters from that party chili. It's really, really deep. In a lot of different ways, and by.