JULY 8, 2015

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Desert Foothills Astronomy Club
Desert Foothills Astronomy Club presents “Questions from the In-Box of a Vatican Astronomer” by Br. Guy Consolmagno, S.J., President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation, former curator of the Vatican Observatory Meteorite Collection, and a professional astronomer who studies asteroids and minor planets.

Working with Fr. Paul Mueller, S.J., an historian and philosopher of science, they recently published “Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?” It's an outstanding work that addresses the six most common questions sent to the Vatican Observatory in-box. Br. Guy and Fr. Mueller answer those six questions from the perspective of scientists and Jesuits, reconciling both interpretations. There is no charge for admission.

The lecture will take place on Friday, July 24, 6:30-9 p.m. at the Anthem Civic Building, Classroom #4 at 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ. Maps and more info are available on our website at www.dfacaz.org/events.html.

Local Host Families sought for High School Exchange Students
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience.

The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.

To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out more, please call 1-800-733-2773 or go to www.host.asse.com.Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today!