Talking Theology
Talking Theology
Jan 16, 2022
Althea Wilkinson - How Can Studying the Stars Help Us Encounter the God of Creation?
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How might the study of astronomy shape the way we see the world and the way we see ourselves?  How might scientific endeavours be part of pursuing knowledge about God?  What role do questions pay in the work of science and faith?  What are the challenges and opportunities that scientists in churches encounter?  How does the perspective of space remind us of the beauty and fragility of our planet?

In today’s show we are talking to Dr Althea Wilkinson. Althea was formerly project manager of the University of Manchester’s Square Kilometre Array Group, building the world’s largest radio telescope. She now works with the same project part time. She was formerly project manager on the UK low frequency instrumentation for Planck, the European Space Agency cosmology mission. She has previously been involved in science-faith communication with Scientists in Congregations and the God and the Big Bang project.

This season of podcasts exploring science and faith is supported by @eclasproject Science in Seminaries.  For more information see www.eclasproject.org.

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