David Lafrenière and Pierre Chastenay receive prestigious honors from the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA)

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David Lafrenière David Lafrenière of the Université de Montréal, and member of the CRAQ, is the 2017 recipient of the inaugural Harvey B. Richer Gold Medal from CASCA. David Lafrenière earned his PhD in 2007 from…

Professor Victoria Kaspi receives the Prix d’excellence 2017 FRQNT

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The Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ) congratulates Professor Victoria Kaspi, of McGill University, who won the 2017 Prix d’excellence of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT). Professor Kaspi…

The Mysterious Star

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Observations obtained by an international team of astronomers, including Laurent Drissen, Thomas Martin and Alexandre Alarie from Université Laval and members of the CRAQ, could explain the sudden appearance of a “guest star”, observed more than…

L’Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic recevra 1 M$.

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L’Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic recevra un financement de 1 M$ du gouvernement du Canada pour un projet de développement technologique et scientifique, et pour l’entretien de ses installations. La ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie…

Iota Orionis: pulsating beacon of a constellation

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Using the world’s smallest astronomical satellites, researchers detect the biggest stellar heartbeat ever MONTREAL, March 8, 2017 – Astronomers from the BRITE (BRight Target Explorer) Constellation project and Ritter Observatory have discovered a repeating one-per-cent spike…

Deux astrophysiciens du CRAQ à TLMEP

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Robert Lamontagne et Marie-Eve Naud discutent de la découverte récente d’un système planétaire, formé de sept planètes semblables à la Terre, autour de l’étoile TRAPPIST-1 dans le cadre de l’émission « Tout le monde en parle »…

Professor Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo is part of an international team to understand how black-hole powered jets are forging fuel used in star formation.

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Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered a surprising connection between a supermassive black hole and the galaxy where it resides. Powerful radio jets from the black hole — which normally suppress star…

Massive comet-like object pollutes the atmosphere of a white dwarf

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Scientists have witnessed, for the first time, a massive, comet-like object being ripped apart and scattered in the atmosphere of a white dwarf, the burned-out remains of a sun-like star. The destroyed object had a chemical…

Professor Laurent Drissen receives the Synergie Award (category “partnership with a large company”) from NSERC

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The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is awarding the Synergy Award for Innovation 2017 to Professor Laurent Drissen of Université Laval and member of the Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec…

Bonne nouvelle pour l’environnement – la ville de Montréal réduit l’augmentation de la pollution lumineuse.

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Le Centre de recherche en astrophysique du Québec (CRAQ) et l’Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic (OMM) se réjouissent de l’annonce faite mercredi le 18 janvier par la Ville de Montréal dans le dossier de l’éclairage urbain. Dans son…