• Gaia: a new era for astronomy

    Gai­­a second data release was published on the 25th of April 2018. Since then, astronomers at iREx and from all around the world have been hard at work, intently trying to uncover the secrets hidden in…

  • An astronomy-themed day on MIL Campus – 11 August 2018

    To celebrate 40 years of astronomy at the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic, a very special theme day – titled “Un oeil québécois sur l’Univers” (Quebec Looks at the Universe) – will be held on the MIL Campus of Université…

  • The year 2017-2018 in review at the first Annual Meeting of iREx

    On the 11th of April, 2018, members of iREx, as well as invited professors and members of administration of Université de Montréal, collaborators, and journalists attended the first ever Annual Meeting of iREx. During the meeting,…

  • 24 Hours of Science: Elementary School Visits and Webinar

    As part of the 24 Hours of Science, iREx proposed two activities for children and their educators. « Une astronome dans votre classe » On May 14 and 15 2018, Marie-Eve Naud, the iREx Scientific and…

  • Maunakea iREx Graduate School: a unique opportunity for Canadian students

    This year, iREx associated itself with the Maunakea Graduate School. This event will take place from the 29th of May to the 8th of June 2018 and is the product of a unique partnership between the…

  • Lisa Dang obtains the Relève étoile Louis-Berlinget prize of FRQNT

    Rémi Quirion, Quebec’s Chief Scientist, announces that Lisa Dang, a PhD student and member of iREx, receives in May 2018 the Prix Relève Étoile du Fonds de recherche du Québec for her scientific article presenting the detection of…

  • Contest: Win an observation night at Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic! – Edition 2018

    The contest is now closed! Thanks for your participation. The winners will be contacted via email on June 18th. Are you a high school student? The Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic and the Institute for research in exoplanets invite…

  • First light for SPIRou !

    After four months of hard work by engineers and scientists from France, Canada, Switzerland and Taiwan, and over a decade in the making, an important milestone has been reached for SPIRou, the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT)’s new…

  • Prix du recteur 2018 : Olivier Hernandez receives a special mention

    Olivier Hernandez, former iREx Coordinator and former Director of Operations for the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic (OMM), received a mention Coup de coeur in the Inspiration category of the Prix du recteur. M. Hernandez is now Director of the Rio…

  • René Doyon receives a Killam Research Fellowship

      Astrophysicist René Doyon, professor at UdeM’s Department of Physics, director of the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic and of the Institute for research on exoplanets, receives a Killam Research Fellowship from the Canada Council for the Arts.  An expert in…

  • TESS and iREx : a great synergy for exoplanetary system studies

    Wednesday the 18th of April at 18h51 saw the launch of the space satellite TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Sattelite) on board of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. TESS is the successor of the Kepler space telescope,…

  • Discovering the closest habitable worlds: the grand planet survey

    SPIRou’s long awaited large planet survey will be debuting soon. This program will extent for a period of three to five years at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and will allow for the detection of planets orbiting 100…

  • Olivier Hernandez: the new director of the Planetarium Rio Tinto Alcan

    Olivier Hernandez, director of operations for the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic and iREx coordinator, will start a new position as the director of the Planetarium Rio Tinto Alcan as of May 1st, 2018. M Hernandez had an important…

  • Our Trottier Summer Interns 2018

    iREx will be adding six new researchers to their ranks this summer as the Trottier summer interns team up with iREx researchers to tackle various projects related to the detection and study of exoplanets throughout the months…