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….

Great success for the eclipse observation at Université de Montréal!


iREx and CRAQ astronomers and students welcomed nearly 1,000 people at UdeM to observe the great North American solar eclipse of 21 August. Members of the academic community as well as the general public gathered on…

Three CRAQ researchers landed an important FRQNT Team research project grant to study black holes


An inter-university team, led by Professor Julie Hlvacek-Larrondo, from Université de Montréal, and Professors Daryl Haggard and Tracy Webb, from McGill University, successfully landed an important FRQNT Team research project grant to study black holes. The…

Scientists Solve the Mystery of Blinking Brown Dwarfs


Dim objects called brown dwarfs, less massive than the Sun but more massive than Jupiter, have powerful winds and clouds — specifically, hot patchy clouds made of iron droplets and silicate dust. Scientists recently realized these…

The CRAQ welcomes two new professors


The Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ) welcomes two new professors in astrophysics. Björn Benneke has joined the Université de Montréal’s astrophysics group in June while Jason Rowe joined the group at Bishop’s University…