Our mission is to support the Vatican Observatory’s work in the United States which is fourfold: 1. we maintain an advanced telescope (VATT); 2. We fund resear…
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Vatican Observatory Foundation
The Vatican Observatory Foundation (VOF), the fundraising arm of the Vatican Observatory, was formed to gather funds to build the Vatican Advanced Technology Te…
The work supported by the VOF is first and foremost astronomical research. But beyond its success as an astronomical institute, the Vatican Observatory plays a central role in the interaction of science and astronomy with the rest of society and provides a unique perspective in the dialogue between faith and science. We explore the universe: not as just scientists or disinterested observers but as men of faith; men who care for and support our fellow human beings. We bring to thousands of people, young and old, the latest thinking about space, time and our universe and the latest thinking about the relationship between what we see, what we know and what we believe.