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03 January 2018 | by Guy Consolmagno

Heavens above

Heavens above

Across the universe


“What do you see when you look at the stars? Science, heaven, God?” the Italian Catholic newspaper, Avvenire, asked me recently. Does the sky look any different to a professional astronomer who is also a person of faith?

The first thing I see when I look up at night is the beauty of the stars … just like anyone who can see the night sky.

But I do see more. My father, a US Army Air Corps navigator who once guided a wing of American bombers across the Atlantic to England in 1942, taught me the brighter navigation stars when I was a child. 


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