The Society of Catholic Scientists hails IAU vote to rename a basic law of cosmology to honor Fr. Georges Lemaître, proposer of the Big Bang theory

Oct 30, 2018

The Society of Catholic Scientists hails the vote of the membership of the International Astronomical Union to recommend renaming the famous Hubble Law of cosmology as the Hubble-Lemaître Law to honor Fr. Georges Lemaître (1894-1966), the Catholic priest and theoretical physicist who proposed the Big Bang theory in the late 1920’s. 

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Information on Upcoming Gold Masses

Oct 25, 2018

Sixteen Gold Masses are scheduled for this November (or later in the academic year) in three countries. Mark your calendars! Gold Masses are celebrated for Catholic scientists, science educators at all levels, and science students (undergraduate and graduate).  It is a good way to meet other Catholics in your area who are involved with science.  See below for information about the Gold Masses that have been scheduled.

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Public Lecture about Lemaître on Oct 31 at University of Chicago

Oct 22, 2018

On October 31st, Jonathan Lunine of Cornell University, who is Vice President of SCS, will give a lecture at the University of Chicago about Georges Lemaître, the astrophysicist and priest who proposed the Big Bang Theory.  The lecture is open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Lumen Christi Institute and by the University of Chicago's Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.  It will be held at 7 PM in Kent Hall, Room 107, 1020 East 58th Street, Chicago IL 60637. 

 
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