The Vatican Observatory: 400 years of Studying the Stars and Advancing Science


Video from The Vatican Observatory


The Vatican Observatory is an institution established by the Holy See for astronomical research and public outreach to advance the scientific understanding of our universe. It is one of the oldest active astronomical observatories in the world, with its roots going back to 1582 and the Gregorian reform of the calendar. In this video, we’ll explore the Vatican Observatory’s past, present, and future.