Brother Guy Consolmagno kicks off the University of Arizona College of Science Cosmic Origins lecture series Tuesday, then chats online Wednesday with the StarNet universe.

Consolmagno is a Jesuit brother, astronomer and curator of meteorites at the Vatican Observatory.

Tuesday's free lecture, 7 p.m. at Centennial Hall on the UA campus, will focus on how scientific and nonscientific views of the cosmos influence each other.

Wednesday at noon, you can join him for a live online chat at

For more information about the UA's Cosmic Origins lecture series, go to or call 621-4090.