Religious in Astronomy

"Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
   too lofty for me to attain. " Psalms 139:6

Can a priest of a religion to be an astronomer? The answer is yes!

History records the collaboration of Catholic priests and Protestant pastors in research on the origin of the universe.

This is not to mix religion with science, but a show with the help of another. After all, the question of where we come from and where we are all human.

Here is a list of pastors and priests who collaborated or collaborate with astronomy.

Fabricius discovered
the first known periodic variable star

David Fabricius (March 9, 1564, Esens – May 7, 1617, Osteel) was a German theologian who made two major discoveries in the early days of telescopic astronomy, jointly with his eldest son, Johannes Fabricius (1587-1615).

Johan Maurits Mohr (ca. 18 August 1716, Eppingen – 25 October 1775) was a Dutch-German pastor who studied at Groningen University from 1733 and settled in Batavia (Dutch East Indies) in 1737. Mohr's greatest passion was in astronomy but he was also keenly interested in meteorology and in vulcanology.

Anton Karl Thraen (January 17, 1843 in Holungen – February 18, 1902 in Dingelstädt) was a German astronomer and named two minor planets, 442 Eichsfeldia and 443 Photographica.

Georg Samuel Dörffel - The pastor and astronomer belonged to the most important scientists of the 17th century.After his education in Plauen, Dörffel studied physics, astronomy and mathematics in Jena as well as theology in Leipzig.

George V. Coyne, S.J. (born January 19, 1933) is a Jesuit priest, astronomer, and former director of the Vatican Observatory and head of the observatory’s research group which is based at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.

Monsignor Georges Henri Joseph Édouard Lemaître (July 17, 1894 – June 20, 1966) was a Belgian Roman Catholic priest, honorary prelate, professor of physics and astronomer at the Catholic University of Louvain. He sometimes used the title Abbé or Monseigneur.

Johannes Müller von Königsberg (6 June 1436 – 6 July 1476), known by his Latin pseudonym Regiomontanus, was a German mathematician, astronomer, astrologer and translator.

Christoph Scheiner SJ (25 July 1573 (or 1575) in Markt Wald near Mindelheim in Swabia, earlier markgravate Burgau, possession of the House of Habsburg – 18 July 1650 in Neisse in Silesia) was a Jesuit priest, physicist and astronomer in Ingolstadt.

Hugh Norman Ross (born July 24, 1945) is a Canadian-born Old Earth creationist and Christian apologist. An astronomer and astrophysicist, he has established his own ministry called Reasons To Believe, that promotes forms of Old Earth creationism known as progressive creationism and day-age creationism. Ross believes that science teaches an old age of the earth and an old age of the universe, though he rejects evolution and abiogenesis as explanations for the history and origin of life.

Eduardo Baldaci de Lima, a Brazilian Baptist Pastor and amateur astronomer. Works with astronomical divulgation since 1983. He was reached more 200,000 peoples around Brazilian States of Mato Grosso, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais e Bahia.

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind". Albert Einstein