Astrophysics public event

Shedding light on the firmament

Free astrophysics evening for the general public

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On April 2, INO invites you to come discover the firmament during a free activity on astrophysics open to all.

Hosted by Pierre Chastenay, Ph.D., Professor of Science Education at UQAM as well as a highly-recognized popularizer of science and renowned speaker, this evening is an opportunity for you to learn more about the most recent advances in astrophysics, which will be delivered in an accessible and interactive format.

Leading authorities in exoplanet research, observation instruments, and the detection of gravitational waves will take you on a journey to explore the outer confines of the universe and astrophysics.

Prepare your questions! Take this opportunity to discuss with the researchers on site.

Shedding light on the firmament: A captivating universe waiting to be discovered!


April 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


INO, 2740 Einstein Street, in Québec


Free evening and parking

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Overview of the event

6:30 p.m.               Arrival and visit to booths

7 p.m.                    Opening remarks by host Pierre Chastenay

7:15 p.m.               First lecture on the research of exoplanets.

7:50 p.m.               Break and visit to booths

8:05 p.m.               Second lecture by Luc Simard, Director General of the Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre. The lecture will focus on ALMA and the TMT, one of the largest ground-based telescopes, which is currently under construction.

8:45 p.m.               Final presentation on gravitational waves by David Shoemaker, Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Kavli Institute and spokesperson for LIGO Scientific Collaboration.

9:30 p.m.               End of the event


More details on the event’s schedule are to come. We look forward to seeing you there.

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