by Jean-Jacques COURTEY, Doctor in Economic Geography, Ph. D
Vatican has got obviously an astronomical observatory in Italy, in Castel Gandolfo near Roma, the private residence of Pope. We could see it with its dome from outside, when we visited this beautiful area of leisure activities in july 2004.
But it has got another one which is far bigger in the USA, in southeastern Arizona (Mount Graham, Tucson), in connection with the University of Arizona.
It was established in cooperation with the USA, Italy, and Germany mainly after the announcement of the Catholic University of Notre Dame (Tucson) in 1999.
This technology is using three different cameras : one for long-slit spectroscopy, one for multi-object spectroscopy, and the last one for diffraction process.
"Large binocular telescope near-infrared Utility with Camera and Integral Field unit for Extragalactic Research" is the technical name, but it is more ordinarily called L.U.C.I.F.E.R. as acronym.
The peculiarity of this one is the extreme luminescence it can produce to enlighten the deep Cosmos, to try to see through its darkness.
Lucifer was also just the name of Venus for the Romans. And in Latin, it means "carrier of light".
The "Revelation" of Saint John (Apocalypse, 8 : 10-11), is the key point of those meticulous observations, especially this year 2012. And the Catholic Church is not the last one to watch closely at the deep Cosmos in search for signs and answers, in connection with Jesus-Christ return.
The existence of the coming star "Wormood" or "Absinth" ("Absinthe" in French), and "Chernobyl" in the Ukrainian Bible is not really doubted. Neither its bitter taste like the heavy drink of the same name !
In reality, it could just have been hidden by darkness behind Jupiter before, and equalilly opportuneous stealth "counter-measures". And "Absinth" ("Wormwood") star wouldn't have been only its shadow, but in fact a proper celestial object of a possible orange blight colour on the road to Earth. Its colour would explain why it is forecasted the Earth oceans and seas would suddenly become the colour of blood, not to except the dead fishes and marine life. Let's wait and see anyway to know if there is a confirmation of such an hypothesis !
It could also explain why Jupiter couldn't use properly anymore its protective radiation belt against dangerous and hazardous asteroids. The result of this is seen through the over sudden multiplication of unknown asteroids in the surroudings of Earth, and in 2012 far more than ever.
The difficulty is that most of them are actually too fast to be identified before they passed Earth. And it might be the same for the "Wormwood star".
Thus, one of the main purposes of L.U.C.I.F.E.R. is to be able to do so before one of them hits Earth, but it's not easy as the unexpected coming of the asteroid "2012 DA 14" is showing since last february ! To us, it seems a bit small to be identified with the "Wormwood star", except if its size has been underestimated of course, but more hazardous asteroids are coming by now.
Anyhow, the V.A.T.T. (Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope) of Mount Graham is operating quite well now on, and may be some discoveries are to come, in connection notably with its infra-red technology.
For non-Catholic it may however sound strange Vatican is so much interested with what is exactly happening in the deep Cosmos. In fact, it's quite coherent and logical if you are said to represent Jesus-Christ on Earth, and want to know more about God's wrath celestial expression.
If God really wants to produce by now changes in Cosmos (not especially deep), and more precisely about actual Earth, no telescope would be able to prevent them, even named L.U.C.I.F.E.R. - which he may not like much. Nobody can beat God !
Of course, it can be referred to it under the more neutral name of L.B.T. (Large Binocular Telescope). God doesn't need any validation of people who are subordinates, even they cannot follow or understand him so well. He may be far too clear, and also too amazing for what their imagination can catch.
This year 2012 is extraordinarily strange, including for American politics : no one seems surprised yet a Mormon, Mitt Romney (born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1947), may finally be next november the candidate of Republicans in front of the Democrat President Barack Obama (born in Honolulu, Hawaï in 1961). The other name of Mormon Church is "The Church of Jesus-Christ of the latter-day saints", which is obviously connected with Saint John's Revelation and "Absinth star" ("Wormwood star").
Human beings are really amazing with their deconnection from realities, whatever they are Divine, Cosmic or even Earthian. Their scope about life is so narrow, that it could even amuse a cat, which is able to see or foresee things of the beyond, as naturally as the fact of chasing after mouses. Of course, cat has got an infra-red high sensitivity human beings are deprived.
Let's leave the conclusion to Saint John as quoted above : "And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters ; And the name of the star is called Wormwood : and the third part of the waters became wormwood"...!