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Astrophysicist and author of more than 14 books on space and astronomy, Neil
Comins, will join Father José G. Funes in an exploration of possible answers to
one of humanity's most enduring and fundamental questions: Are we alone in the universe?
José G. Funes, S.J. was born in Cordoba, Argentina where he completed his masters degree in astronomy at the National University of Cordoba in 1985. Father Funes went on to attain a master in philosophy in 1996 from Universidad del Salvador in San Miguel, Argentina. A member of the Society of Jesus, he was ordained a priest in 1995. He joined the Vatican Observatory as a researcher in 2000, and was named its
director in 2006.
Neil Comins is a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Maine and author of several popular scientific books, articles and textbooks on the nature of the
universe. His first book, What If the Moon Didn't Exist? was published in 1993 and has since been made into television, radio and planetarium shows. A sequel What If the Earth had Two Moons? was released in March of this year.
This event will be moderated by David Goa, director of the Chester Ronning Centrefor the Study of Religion and Public Life at the U of A's Augustana Campus.
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