Look up Challenge!

JOIN THE #LOOKUPCHALLENGE HERE! The holidays will undoubtedly be different this year. You may not be able to see all your loved ones… but you will all be under the same sky! The institute partners with…

2020 Grandes conférences de l’iREx – Finding an Alien Biosphere… on Venus?

Extraterrestrial life… on Venus?? Join us for the 2020 Grande conference de l’iREx to learn all about the recent discovery of phosphine, a potential biosignature, in the atmosphere of Venus. The talk will take place online…

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”

On July 11th, at 10:00AM, the Institute for Research on Exoplanets invites kids from 3 to 8 years old to “La petite école de l’espace” (in French). During this online event, astrophysicists Frédérique Baron and Marie-Eve…

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…