Vatican astronomer will speak at Main Library Dec. 9

Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, an American astronomer and the director of the Vatican Observatory, will speak at an educational event titled “Beneath the Same Sky” Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York Street. Consolmagno is the winner of the 2014 Carl Sagan Medal for Excellence in Public Communication in Planetary Science.

Tony Dingman, a teaching artist at the Frazier History Museum, will also speak at the event. Dingman will portray Ormsby Mitchel, an astronomer, Civil War general and founder of the Cincinnati Observatory.

This is a free event, but tickets are required. Visit or call 574-1644 to order tickets.

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