Professor René Doyon receives the 2020 Dunlap Award from the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA)


The Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ) congratulates René Doyon of the Université de Montréal, member of the CRAQ and director of the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic (OMM) and the Institute for Research on Exoplanets…

Simon Blouin receives the 2020 Plaskett Medal


The Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) awarded the J.S Plaskett Medal for 2020 to Simon Blouin for the best doctoral thesis in astrophysics in Canada. Simon Blouin completed his…

Julie Bolduc-Duval receives the 2020 Qilak Award from the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA)


CRAQ member Julie Bolduc-Duval is the recipient of the CASCA Qilak Award in 2020. Julie Bolduc-Duval has worked in the field of education and public outreach of astronomy for almost 20 years. Her love for scientific…

iREx wins inaugural FRQ DIALOGUE Award

This artist's conception illustrates the brown dwarf named 2MASSJ22282889-431026. NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes observed the object to learn more about its turbulent atmosphere. Brown dwarfs are more massive and hotter than planets but lack the mass required to become sizzling stars. Their atmospheres can be similar to the giant planet Jupiter's. 

Spitzer and Hubble simultaneously observed the object as it rotated every 1.4 hours. The results suggest wind-driven, planet-size clouds.

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We are very pleased to announce that the iREx has been selected for a DIALOGUE – Researcher Award from the Fonds de recherche du Québec! The DIALOGUE – Researcher program is designed to encourage Quebec researchers to…