“Astronomer for a Night” Contest at the OMM – 2019 Edition

Are you a high school student? The Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic, the Institute for Research on Exoplanets and the ASTROLab invite you to spend a night at the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic’s telescope with astronomers who will introduce you to…

Astronomy on Tap – MTL (in French) – January 29th at 7:00PM

Astronomy on Tap – MTL  in French will take place at Pub l’Île Noire, on January 29th, 7:00PM. Don’t miss it! Your speakers: Cynthia Genest-Beaulieu, Ph.D. student at the Université de Montréal Carter Rhea, M.Sc. student at…

Travelling to alien worlds with Grande conférence speaker Michaël Gillon

The Institute for Research on Exoplanets had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Michaël Gillon in late October as the 2018 Grande conférence speaker. On the evening of October 24th, nearly 200 audience members were taken on…

Special Screening of Sci-Fi Movie CLARA

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first image ever taken of a real exoplanet system, HR 8799, the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) invites you to a FREE screening of the new sci-fi movie CLARA…

Les grandes conférences de l’iREx – Dr Michaël Gillon

The Institute for research on exoplanets invite you to the public lecture: La vie au-delà du système solaire: de la science-fiction à la science (in French) Life Beyond the Solar System: From Science Fiction to Science…

Nathalie Ouellette: the new iREx coordinator

Everyone at iREx is happy to welcome Nathalie Ouellette, the new iREx coordinator. She succeeds Olivier Hernandez, who retired from the position last May to become director of the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in Montreal. She…

iREx invites you to the “Merveilles célestes” art exhibition

The Merveilles célestes – Bettina Forget et Yann Pocreau exhibition presents the work of two artists following their research-creation residency created by the Centre d’exposition de l’Université de Montréal in collaboration with the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic and the Institute for research on exoplanets….

Goodbye, iREx summer interns!

The start of the school year brings about the end of an internship for twelve exceptional interns, including six Trottier fellows, that were working with us over the summer. The goals they have achieved are truly…

A Quebec view of the Universe at the Virage-campus MIL

On August 11th was held the second edition of the Astronomy Day at the Virage-campus MIL at the Université de Montreal.  The event, entitled A Quebec view of the Universe, attracted more than 500 people between 3pm and…

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…