In the first week of April, 2019, the Society of Catholic Scientists reached 1000 members! To celebrate, we are giving a gift to every tenth new member until SCS reaches 1,200 members. (That is, to the 1,000th, 1010th, 1020th, ... , 1,200th members.) The gift will be either a hardcover copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, or the three volume paperback set of "The Faith of the Early Fathers" by William A. Jurgens.
In addition to the third annual SCS Conference, there are several upcoming events (symposia, conferences, public lectures) on science-faith topics at which SCS members will be among the speakers. They will be in Chicago, IL, Tempe AZ, St. Paul MN, Philadelphia PA, and Washington DC. See below for details.
The conference is taking shape. We have exciting speakers lined up! For information about the conference theme, venue, invited speakers, lodging, submitting abstracts for talks and poster presentations, etc. including updated information about Registration and Dorm Fees, and Abstract Submission, click HERE.
The 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society is being held in Phoenix Arizona on Jan 6-10. In conjunction with this a Gold Mass for scientists and science educators will be celebrated on January 8. See below for details.
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.
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.
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.
The third annual conference of the Society of Catholic Scientists will be held on June 7-9, 2019 at the University of Notre Dame. The main theme of the conference will be “What Does it Mean to be Human?”