$650,000 in research and infrastructure funds for the study of exoplanetes at Bishop’s University


The possibility that our own galaxy contains Earth-like planets that may be able to support life has gone from science fiction to a very distinct possibility! Bishop’s University is proud to welcome Dr. Jason Rowe, a…

Professor René Doyon receives the Urgel-Archambault Prize from Acfas


The Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ) congratulates René Doyon of the University of Montreal, member of the CRAQ and director of the Mont-Mégantic Observatory (OMM) and the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx),…

The nanosats of the BRITE space mission reveal the origins of fundamental structures in the wind of the supergiant star Zeta Puppis


A Canadian-led international team of astronomers recently discovered for the first time observational evidence in how some features at the surface of the hot massive supergiant star Zeta Puppis induce the formation of fundamental structures in…

The image entitled Flamboyant Galaxy wins the public award for the 2017 edition of the Acfas “La preuve par l’image” competition.


An unprecedented image of the Perseus galaxy cluster submitted by Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo and Marie-Lou Gendron-Marsolais, both researcher at the Université de Montréal and the Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec, and by the scientific communicator…

Latest gravitational-wave detection opens new era for astronomy


Neutron-star mergers could shed light on origin of universe’s heavy elements The discovery of a gravitational wave caused by the merger of two neutron stars, reported today by a collaboration of scientists from around the world,…

Professor Daryl Haggard Receives Prestigious ICRA-Azrieli Fellowship


The Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ) congratulates Professor Daryl Haggard, of McGill University, for a prestigious scholarship offered jointly by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and the Azrieli Foundation. Professor Haggard…

NASA’s Hubble Captures Blistering Pitch-Black Planet


Alien world traps most of the visible light falling into its atmosphere NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather…

New Canadian telescope will map largest volume of space ever surveyed


Radio telescope will help the world’s astronomers, physicists and scientists unravel today’s biggest cosmic mysteries A Canadian effort to build one of the most innovative radio telescopes in the world will open the universe to a…

Nearly 9,000 people watch the eclipse at McGill University!


The public observation activity of the Sun eclipse of 21 August, organized by McGill Astronomers, attracted an impressive crowd on campus. Read the detailed report here: McGill_eclipse_2017_report. The CRAQ thanks Kelly Lepo for the organization and…

CRAQ astronomer, Anthony Moffat, help Recover Nova First Spotted 600 Years Ago by Korean Astrologers


On a cold March night in Seoul almost 600 years ago, Korean astrologers spotted a bright new star in the tail of the constellation Scorpius. It was seen for just 14 days before fading from view….