Astronomy on Tap – MTL (in French) – April 25th at 7:00PM

The second edition of Astronomy on Tap – MTL  in French will take place April 25th at 7:00PM. Don’t miss it! April 25th, in French, at Pub l’Île Noire, 7:00PM Chérie, j’ai réduit l’Univers! par Loïc Albert Les planètes TRAPPIST-1:…

Astronomy on Tap – MTL – March 28th at 7:30PM

The second edition of Astronomy on Tap – MTL *** in English*** will take place March 28st at 7:30PM. Don’t miss it!   March 28st, in English, at McLean’s Pub, 7:30PM Planet Hunting 101 by David Berardo Looking for the…

Marie-Eve Naud, the new Scientific and EPO Coordinator of iREx

In January 2017, iREx had the pleasure to welcome Marie-Eve Naud in his team. Marie-Eve is the new Scientific and Education Public Outreach (EPO) Coordinator of iREx. She just finished her PhD in astrophysics at Université de Montréal with René…

Hunting for giant planet analogs in our own backyard

There may be a large number of undetected bright, substellar objects similar to giant exoplanets in our own solar neighborhood, according to new work from a team led by Carnegie’s Jonathan Gagné and including researchers from…

iREx Public Lecture by Lauren Weiss, PhD, on March 21th, 2017

The Institute for research on exoplanets invite you to the Public Lecture: Stars with many planets by Lauren Weiss, Trottier Postdoctoral Fellow at iREx. Tuesday March 21 at 7:00PM, at Université de Montréal, Roger-Gaudry Building, P-310. The conference will be…

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Seven Earth-sized planets around the ultra-cool dwarf TRAPPIST-1

About a year ago, the discovery of 3 Earth-sized planets orbiting the very cold star TRAPPIST-1 stirred excitement in the astronomical community. At a distance of forty light-years, this star is among our nearest celestial neighbours….

Massive comet-like object pollutes the atmosphere of a white dwarf

Scientists have witnessed, for the first time, a massive, comet-like object being ripped apart and scattered in the atmosphere of a white dwarf, the burned-out remains of a sun-like star. The destroyed object had a chemical…

Astronomy on Tap – MTL – First French Edition

The first edition of Astronomy on Tap – MTL *** in French*** will take place Feb 28st at 7:30PM. Don’t miss it! February 28st, in French, at Pub l’Île Noire, 7:30PM Étienne Artigau Simon Coudé Myriam Latulippe More…

First edition of Astronomy on Tap – MTL

The first edition of Astronomy on Tap – MTL will take place Tuesday, Jan 31st at 7:30PM. Don’t miss it! January 31st, in English, at Pub McLean’s, 7:30PM Exploring our Galaxy, the Milky Way by Anna…