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…

Canadian astronomy students perfect their skills in Hawaii

End of May 2018, evenings were warm and humid on the Hawaii Big Island as the dust from the Kilauea volcano eruption a couple weeks earlier was still settling. Six Canadian students were about to take…

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…

Two prestigious fellowships for Jonathan Gagné, who has returned to Montreal

Jonathan Gagné, who completed his Ph.D. at the Université de Montréal in 2015, is one of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellows from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) 2017-2018. Gagné also obtained a…

Marie-Eve Desrochers obtains the Relève étoile Louis-Berlinget prize of FRQNT

Rémi Quirion, Quebec’s Chief Scientist, announces that Marie-Eve Desrochers, a MSc student and member of iREx, receives in August 2018 the Prix Relève Étoile du Fonds de recherche du Québec for her scientific article presenting the discovery of…

HiCIBaS, a stratospheric balloon borne telescope project for the direct imaging of exoplanets

HiCIBaS, a stratospheric balloon borne telescope project from Université Laval led by Prof. Simon Thibault, associate member at iREx, will soon launch as part of CSA Strato-Science 2018 campaign. The main goal of HiCIBaS is to…

Funding for Mont-Mégantic Observatory secured for five years

Ottawa and Quebec announce $4M in funding for the world-class observatory through 2023. With a shower of shooting stars expected in the coming days, the Mont-Mégantic Observatory has even more reason to celebrate: it has now…

Gaia: a new era for astronomy

Gai­­a second data release was published on the 25th of April 2018. Since then, astronomers at iREx and from all around the world have been hard at work, intently trying to uncover the secrets hidden in…

The year 2017-2018 in review at the first Annual Meeting of iREx

On the 11th of April, 2018, members of iREx, as well as invited professors and members of administration of Université de Montréal, collaborators, and journalists attended the first ever Annual Meeting of iREx. During the meeting,…

Maunakea iREx Graduate School: a unique opportunity for Canadian students

This year, iREx associated itself with the Maunakea Graduate School. This event will take place from the 29th of May to the 8th of June 2018 and is the product of a unique partnership between the…