Elementary School Visits – 24 Hours of Science

On May 14 and 15 2018, Marie-Eve Naud, the iREx Scientific and EPO coordinator and a specialist in exoplanets and the search for life in the Universe, will visite elementary schools. After discussing the basics of astronomy and life as an astronomer, she will answer questions about the Universe, galaxies, stars, planets, moons, and life. To finish, she will present key results of the past 25 years in exoplanet science, and how astronomers hope to find life elsewhere. The students will be invited to draw their very own exoplanets, and will participate, time allowing, to an interactive activity. This activity is presented in collaboration with the Center for research in astrophysics of Quebec.

Register by filling this form before 26 April 2018 to have the visit of Marie-Eve in your classroom. The selected classes will be contacted at the beginning of May.

Activity for students : Dessine ou décris ta planète! (in French, in PDF format, to print)


Webinar : “Looking for Other Worlds”

On 17 May 2018, in collaboration with Discover the Universe, professor Jason Rowe will present a virtual conference entitled “Looking for Other Worlds,” to children and their teachers.

More information here.