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planetary scientist , religious community member

Guy Joseph Consolmagno, religious community member, planetary scientist. Achievements include development of first models of icy moon evolution; development of geochemistry models of basaltic meteorites indicating an origin on asteroid 4 Vesta; first discovery of elemental sulfur as driving force in Io volcanoes; pioneering work on electromagnetic forces in interplanetary dust and dusty planetary rings.

Background

Consolmagno, Guy Joseph was born on September 19, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Joseph Edwin and Patricia Clare (Duffy) Consolmagno.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1974. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, University Arizona, 1978.

Career

Postdoctoral, lecturer, Harvard/Smithsonian, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1978-1980; postdoctoral, lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980-1983; volunteer, lecturer, United States Peace Corps U. Nairobi, Kenya, 1983-1985; assistant professor, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1985-1989; visiting professor, Loyola College, Baltimore, 1990-1991; visiting scientist, Goddard Spaceflight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland., 1989-1992; visiting professor, Loyola University, Chicago, 1992-1993; staff astronomer, Vatican Observatory, Vatican City, Italy, since 1993.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of first models of icy moon evolution. Development of geochemistry models of basaltic meteorites indicating an origin on asteroid 4 Vesta. First discovery of elemental sulfur as driving force in Io volcanoes.

    Pioneering work on electromagnetic forces in interplanetary dust and dusty planetary rings.

Works

Membership

Volunteer United States Peace Corps, Kenya, Africa, 1983-1985. Member American Geophysical Union, Meteoritical Society, Division for Planetary Science.

Connections

father:
Joseph Edwin Consolmagno

mother:
Patricia Clare (Duffy) Consolmagno