Les Astrophysiciennes

Les Astrophysiciennes is the new podcast of two astrophysicists from the Institute, Frédérique Baron and Nathalie Ouellette. During each episode, they talk about current research in astronomy and astrophysics in an informal and entertaining way. They also speak with researchers from different fields, in order to explore our Universe, from the planets of our solar system to distant galaxies.

This podcast would not be possible without the support of the Bibliothèque des sciences du Complexe des sciences du campus MIL de l’Université de Montréal.

Episode 5 : The James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble Telescope, will be an incredible revolution in the world of astronomy! The mission is an international collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency. Among the Canadians who worked on this massive project are several researchers from the Université de Montréal, including our guest, René Doyon, Director of iREx and the OMM. Discover the mission, its scientific objectives and the whole hidden story of its incredible Canadian contribution with us!

Episode 4: Les Perséides

In this episode, our astrophysicists tell us about the wonders of the night sky of August. The Perseids shooting star shower is featured. Learn why we can enjoy this beautiful show at the same time every year and how to observe it!

Would you like to get bettern at observing the night sky? Apps like Star Walk (iOS and Android) and Stellarium are excellent starting points.


Episode 3: Éclipses

In this special episode recorded in for the June 10 2021 solar eclipse, our astrophysicists explain what causes eclipses and why they fascinate us. An eclipse chaser, Marc Jobin from the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, will also be accompanying during your own solar eclipse observation by telling you about his adventures!


Episode 2 : Capter la lumière

How to observe, capture and study the light coming from a star? Astrophysicists Nathalie and Frédérique discuss with Lison Malo, astronomer at the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic.


Episode 1 : Passé, présent et futur

In this first episode of Les Astrophysiciennes, Nathalie and Frédérique chat about the past, present, and future of astronomy. This episode is in French.