Croatia, UNESCO commemorate Jesuit astronomer
Catholic World News - 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.
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