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The Vatican Observatory
« on: May 02, 2023, 09:32:34 PM »
My university recently hosted a visit from Brother Guy Consolmagno, the Director of the Vatican Observatory. He gave a couple fantastic talks about science and faith and the history of ideas. And I did a drawing of him for promotional purposes that he liked so much, he requested permission to use it for his future events!  He especially liked that I drew it with Ferris Wheel Press "Atlas Iron Ore" ink - which I chose for the project, because Brother Guy's research focuses on asteroids and meteors.
https://www.vaticanobservatory.va/en/who-are-we/staff/br-guy-j-consolmagno-s-j

It's a limited edition exclusive ink made for Atlas Stationers in Chicago: https://www.atlasstationers.com/products/ferris-wheel-press-38ml-bottled-ink-atlas-iron-ore-atlas-exclusive

Best yet - Brother Guy invited me to visit him and his library at the Vatican, with it's collection of rare medieval and renaissance manuscripts and early print editions on cosmology and astronomy. Now all I have to do is scare up some grant funding!

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Re: The Vatican Observatory
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2023, 12:40:39 AM »
That is fabulous news! How very exciting! Well done and thank you for sharing with us. Were so lucky to witness. Ill bet you are walking on the moon about the invite. Congrats!
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Re: The Vatican Observatory
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2023, 02:37:44 PM »
How cool!!!
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Re: The Vatican Observatory
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2023, 04:22:16 PM »

Best yet - Brother Guy invited me to visit him and his library at the Vatican, with it's collection of rare medieval and renaissance manuscripts and early print editions on cosmology and astronomy. Now all I have to do is scare up some grant funding!
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