On 12 August 2017, the Université de Montréal held its first “Voyage vers les nouveaux mondes,” a day filled with special astronomy-related activities on the campus MIL in Outremont. The event was an enormous success, attracting over 400 participants who all enjoyed the various exciting activities offered from 3pm until late in the evening.
We would also like to thank all the volunteers of iREx, the Center for research in astrophysics of Québec and the Projets éphémères of the campus MIL of Université de Montréal, who all contributed to the great success of this event.
A big thank you also goes out to Cirkazou and the Agence Musicale Étudiante – AME for the animations and the concert, to Frédéric Dupuis for the event’s poster and to Julien Castanié for the interstellar passport ! Finally, a special thanks to the Faculté des arts et des sciences de l’Université de Montréal, the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic, Folie Technique, the Comité Diversité Physique, the Éditions MultiMondes, and to the ASTROLab du parc national du Mont-Mégantic for their participation, and to Éditions Multimondes for the great astronomy books they offered to the participants.
Link to the UdeM press release