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

Past editions remain online on our Youtube channel: bit.ly/yt_irex and can be listened to at any time.

Before the event, children are invited to send us their questions, in writing or in short videos (10 to 30 seconds), via an online form.

After the event, they are invited to send us a drawing or a work of their choice that shows us what they have learned, via another online form. They can then win a prize, which is drawn at random among the participating children.

Next edition

Saturday, December 5th, 10:00 to 10:30 am


Past editions

Saturday, September 26, 10:00 to 10:30 am

As part of Science Literacy Week, Marie-Eve and Frédérique talked about astronomy and alien life!

Join us on our Youtube page if you missed it!

The draw took place on October 16th, 2020.

Saturday July 11th from 10:00 to 10:30 am

Join us on our Youtube page if you missed it!

The draw took place on July 31st, 2020.

Drawings from past editions

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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 🧶🧣.