Croatia, UNESCO commemorate Jesuit astronomer
January 12, 2011
The Croatian government and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization are paying tribute to Father Roger Joseph Boscovich (1711-87) during the 300th year of his birth.
The Jesuit scientist helped develop modern atomic theory and discovered that the moon has no atmosphere. A lunar crater is named after him.
- Croatia Proclaims Year to Celebrate Jesuit Scientist (Zenit)
- Ruder Boškovic (Wikipedia)
- Roger Joseph Boscovich, S.J. (Fairfield University)