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Vatican Observatory Foundation

Faith Inspiring Science

Tucson, AZ   |  www.vaticanobservatory.org

Mission

The foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization for scientific research, supports the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope (VATT) and educational outreach programs by the 15 Jesuits with advanced degrees in various fields of astronomy who make up the Vatican Observatory staff. Though the Vatican provides a portion of the budget for the observatory, it does not cover all the costs. The foundation raises funds to maintain and upgrade the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope (VATT), ensuring it remains technologically valid and capable of supporting the research it was built to perform. It also supports a number of educational outreach programs, including the Vatican Observatory Summer School.

Ruling year info

1987

President

Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J.

Main address

2017 East Lee Street

Tucson, AZ 85719 USA

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EIN

86-0559994

NTEE code info

Astronomy (includes Observatories) (U31)

Roman Catholic (X22)

Single Organization Support (B11)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Educational outreach

Staff members connect online with high school students studying astronomy to enhance their learning. The students may participate while understanding what real scientists do.

Population(s) Served
Adults

An annual gathering of parish educators to learn more about how the Catholic Church supports science and ways to help their communities understand how faith and science work together.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Each year a half day seminar is arranged bringing together a group of experts in some field of astronomy to discuss current discoveries and projects. This is open to the general public and free of charge. Each year the seminar takes place in a different area of the United States.

Population(s) Served

The Sacred Space blog and online community offers a free conversation about astronomy from a faith-based point of view. There are daily articles from mulitple professionals about various aspects of faith and science - mostly astronomy. Subscribers may comment and continue the conversation online.

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Vatican Observatory Foundation

Board of directors
as of 04/29/2023
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Board chair

Paul Pohl

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