The Church and the Cosmos: 2000 Years of Continuing Dialogue

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Throughout human history, the study of the heavens has inspired wonder and played crucial roles in the survival and ordering of human society. In this talk, Kevin will highlight some of the key moments of interaction between astronomy and the Church over their shared 2000 year history, from the star of Bethlehem to the Galileo affair to discoveries about the origin of the Universe. He will also explore how the frontiers of astronomical research are raising theological questions that the Church needs to wrestle with – namely on extraterrestrial life and the future of the cosmos.


Thursday 4th Jul 2024 @ 7:00 pm – 
Thursday 4th Jul 2024 @ 9:00 pm


South Perth Uniting Church (entrance/parking details below)

About the speaker

Kevin completed his PhD in radio astronomy at Curtin University, after which he took on research positions in Copenhagen and Taipei where he helped capture the first black hole images as part of the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration. Kevin now enjoys cooking, cleaning, and playing boardgames with his family as a stay-at-home dad, while studying theology part-time at Morling College.

Getting there

The entrance to South Perth Uniting Church is via Sandgate St.

Parking is available on Sandgate St or Hampden St.

Tea and coffee will be available.


For any questions and/or RSVP (not essential), email