In a recent article in America, Adam Hincks, SJ, says that cosmologists don’t have definitive answers to the two questions most people have about the universe: when did it begin? and how big is it? Scientists don’t even know what most of the universe is made of. Hincks has a doctorate in cosmology from Princeton, and he’ll likely carry on the great tradition of Jesuit science.
Astronomers all over the world, professional and amateur alike, are getting ready to observe the rare transit of Venus on June 6. They’ll see the planet of Venus cross the face of the sun, something that won’t happen again until 2117. It turns out that the Jesuits have a long history of observing these transits.Photo by Benutzer:Klingon from Wikimedia Commons