Jesuit Alumni and Friends of Detroit Fall Luncheon


Jesuit Alumni and Friends of Detroit Fall Luncheon

Friday, October 13, 2017

Detroit Athletic Club
241 Madison Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226

Guest Speaker:
Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ

Director of the Vatican Observatory
and alumnus of U of D Jesuit High School

TOPIC: “Why Do We Look Up At The Heavens?”

Why did we go to the Moon? Why does the Vatican support an astronomical observatory? These questions mask a deeper question: why do individuals choose to spend their lives in pursuit of pure knowledge? The motivation behind our choices, both as individuals and as a society, controls the sorts of science that gets done…and how we teach that science in our schools. It determines the kinds of answers that are found to be satisfying. And ultimately, it affects the way we think about ourselves and our relationship with God.


Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ

Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ, is a native of Detroit and graduate of U of D Jesuit High School. He holds a Ph.D. in planetary science from the University of Arizona and has worked at the Vatican Observatory since 1993. In his capacity as Director, Br. Guy is on the frontiers between faith and human knowledge and faith and modern science.


11:30 a.m. - Doors Open – Check-in and Networking       

12:00 p.m. - Luncheon and Program begins

1:15 p.m. - Program concludes (venue will remain open for socializing and networking)


$40 per Individual Ticket  
$320 for Sponsored Table of 8
$400 for Sponsored Table of 10

Register Now

If you are purchasing a sponsored table of 8 or 10, please follow-up with an email to Rachel Brennan by Sunday, October 8, that contains the full name, email address, Jesuit affiliation (Jesuit school or connection to the Jesuits) and full address (optional) of your guests.

Online registration only through Sunday, October 8, 2017. No printed ticket is necessary. Check-in at the door upon arrival. A reminder email prior to the event will provide further details, directions and parking information.