Fortuitous discovery of a new galaxy in the cosmic neighbourhood


Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study some of the oldest and faintest stars in the globular cluster NGC 6752 have made an unexpected finding. They discovered a dwarf galaxy in our cosmic backyard,…

Martin Aubé reçoit le prix Reconnaissance de l’ARC


Grand défenseur du ciel étoilé, Martin Aubé, enseignant et chercheur au Département de physique du Cégep de Sherbrooke, professeur associé à l’Université Bishop’s de même qu’à l’Université de Sherbrooke et membre du Centre de recherche en…

Canada’s CHIME telescope detects second repeating fast radio burst


A Canadian-led team of scientists, including CRAQ members at McGill University, has found the second repeating fast radio burst (FRB) ever recorded. FRBs are short bursts of radio waves coming from far outside our Milky Way…

Thousands of stars turning into crystals

Interior of White Dwarf V4

The first direct evidence of white dwarf stars solidifying into crystals has been discovered by an international team of astronomers, and our skies are filled with them. The discovery, led by Dr Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay from the…

Professor Daryl Haggard and her team are in the 2018 top 10 discoveries of Quebec Science.


The study of a team from McGill University, on the aftermath of a cosmic smash-up that shook the universe, was selected in Québec Science magazine’s annual list of the top 10 scientific discoveries in Quebec. The research…

The CRAQ goes to space!


Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, who reached the International Space Station (ISS) today, takes with him a small part of the CRAQ. During a mission in space, astronauts often have the possibility of carrying small personal items…

A new star in the sky


The BRITE-Constellation satellites have observed the outburst of a nova in the southern constellation Carina (ship’s keel) with unprecedented time resolution On March 22, 2018, Dr. Rainer Kuschnig, Operations Manager of BRITE-Constellation at Graz University of…

Martin Aubé receives the Galileo Prize from the International Dark-Sky Association


Our colleague Martin Aubé from Cégep de Sherbrooke, associate professor at Bishop’s University and Université de Sherbrooke and member of the CRAQ, is the 2018 recipient of the Galileo Prize of the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA)….

Professor Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo is appointed to the College of the Royal Society of Canada


The Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ) congratulates Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo of the Université de Montréal (UdeM), and member of the CRAQ, for her appointment to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of…

Une petite fête pour souligner les 40 ans de l’OMM


Le vendredi 7 septembre dernier, l’OMM soulignait le 40e anniversaire de son inauguration. À cette occasion, la grande famille de l’Observatoire s’est rassemblée au sommet du Mont-Mégantic pour se souvenir des moments importants qui ont marqué…