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 Naud tell space-themed stories and answer your youngsters’ questions about astronomy, the universe, galaxies, stars, planets, extraterrestrials, and everything else!

See this show on our Youtube page if you missed it!

The draw took place on July 31st, 2020. You can still send us your drawing (bit.ly/petite_ecole_formulaire). We like to see what you have learned!

Who are Marie-Eve and Frédérique?

Marie-Eve is an astronomer🔭. We also say astrophysicist. Her specialty is exoplanets🌏, planets that are found around stars other than the Sun.

She works for the Institute for Research on Exoplanets at the University of Montreal. She is also very interested in the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe 👽🦠. She has two little boys who ask many (many!) questionsand loves meditation🧘‍♀️ (when she has time to do so!).



Frédérique too is also an astronomer/astrophysicist🌠🌃. She knows a lot about exoplanets, and also about brown dwarfs🔴, slightly more massive objects that form like stars.

She works for the Institute for Research on Exoplanets, and also for the Mont-Mégantic Observatory, a great astronomical observatory that you can go see up close with your family. She has two birds🐦🐦and loves knitting 🧶🧣.