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Open skies: Vatican Observatory preparing public stargazing tour

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ROME – When people ask why the Vatican has an observatory, one Jesuit priest says it’s because it cannot afford a particle accelerator.

The nerdy quip by the Vatican Observatory’s vice director, Jesuit Father Paul Mueller, has become his signature response to people’s inevitable surprise when they discover that popes have stockpiled telescopes, and the Church does not oppose science – even if it won’t buy a 16-mile long, multibillion-dollar particle accelerator.

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