Contest: Win an observation night at Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic!

The contest is now closed! Thanks for your participation. The winners will be contacted via email on September 8th. Are you a high school student? The Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic and the Institute for research in exoplanets invite…

Scientists Solve the Mystery of Blinking Brown Dwarfs

Dim objects called brown dwarfs, less massive than the Sun but more massive than Jupiter, have powerful winds and clouds — specifically, hot patchy clouds made of iron droplets and silicate dust. Scientists recently realized these…

12 August 2017: Event “À la découverte des nouveaux mondes” at Campus MIL

The Institute for research on exoplanets (IREx) at Université de Montréal invites astronomy enthusiasts of all ages to a day of cosmic celebration on the campus MIL, on Saturday, August 12, from 3 pm to 11pm. During this…

Astronomy on Tap – MTL – July 25th at 7:30PM

The next edition of Astronomy on Tap – MTL *** in English*** will take place July 25th at 7:30PM. Don’t miss it! July 25th, in English, at McLean’s Pub, 7:30PM Dancing with the stars – The Double Pulsar by Maxim…

Boyajian Star, an unresolved mystery

Few stars have sparked the curiosity of astronomers and the general public as much as KIC 8462852. Commonly known as Tabby’s Star or Boyajian’s Star, in honor of the American astronomer, Tabetha S. Boyajian, this unique…

Jason Rowe, a new professor at Bishop’s University

On July 1st, 2017, Jason Rowe has joined Bishop’s University, as Assistant Professor in the Physics & Astronomy Department. He has varied research interests related to the study of the properties, statistics and occurrence of exoplanets, and…

Over 50 participants at the CRAQ Summer School 2017

From 12 to 14 June 2017, students and researchers of iREx participated to the Center for research in astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ) Summer school. The school takes place every year with a new theme. It is…

Public Lecture by Ray Jayawardhana: “Rocks, Ice and Penguins”

As part of the TEPS summer workshop, which takes place June 15-17 2017 at Université de Montréal, Professor Ray Jayawardhana, from York University presents Rocks, Ice and Penguins : Searching for Clues to Planetary Origins in Antarctica Thursday, June 15th 2017…

Two iREx researchers at the “Festival d’astronomie populaire” of Mont-Mégantic

Two researchers of iREx will give conferences (in French) at the 2017 “Festival d’astronomie populaire du Mont-Mégantic”, that takes place at the ASTROLab of Parc National du Mont-Mégantic in July. René Doyon, the director of iREx and of…

New Branch in Family Tree of Exoplanets Discovered

 Since the mid-1990s, when the first planet around another sun-like star was discovered, astronomers have been amassing what is now a large collection of exoplanets—nearly 3,500 have been confirmed so far. In a new Caltech-led study,…