astroMIL 2020: “Together under the same sky”

The fourth edition of our astronomy-themed event at the Université de Montréal’s MIL campus MIL was enjoyed from the comfort of our homes this year. The event took place on the evening of August 12th which…

Event : “La petite école de l’espace”

The Institute for Research on Exoplanets and Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic invites kids from 3 to 6 years old to “La petite école de l’espace” (in French). During these online events, astrophysicists Frédérique Baron and Marie-Eve Naud tell…

iREx and COVID-19

The iREx is following the recommendations of the government and the Université de Montréal to limit the spread of COVID-19. As such, all in-person activities conducted by the iREx are cancelled until further notice. The Astronomer…

“Astronomer for a Night” Contest at the OMM – 2020 Edition

**Due to COVID-19, this contest is suspended until further notice** Are you a high school student in the province of Quebec? The Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic, the Institute for Research on Exoplanets and the ASTROLab invite you to…

Maunakea Graduate School | June 2-13 2020

Submit applications here by January 20th 2020. The Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) is proud to announce the 2020 competition for the Maunakea Graduate School in Astronomy (MKGS). The MKGS presents an opportunity for six graduate students in…

Transit of Mercury

On November 11th 2019, the planet Mercury will pass in front of the Sun from the point of view of Earth. This phenomenon, called the transit of Mercury, is akin to the transit of exoplanets in…

Les grandes conférences de l’iREx – Dr Sarah Hörst

The Institute for Research on Exoplanets invite you to the public lecture: Titan : 
Ingredients for Life by Sarah Hörst, assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University. Prof. Hörst is an expert on the formation and composition of…

A Moon-themed day at the MIL campus

The third edition of the astronomy-themed day at the campus MIL took place on July 21st. Titled astroMIL: the Moon, 50 years later, the event attracted over 700 people from 1 to 11pm and aimed to…

astroMIL: the Moon, 50 years later

The Institute for Research on Exoplanets and the Université de Montréal invite you to discover the new MIL Campus during this cosmic party that will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and…

2019 International Day of Astronomy

Come and join the iREx and many other cosmic partners at the 2019 International Day of Astronomy organized by the Rio Tinto Alcan Montreal Planetarium and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC). This event will…