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  • Cryptophyllium phami
    March 4, 2021
    The Insectarium de Montréal is home to a whole team of insect enthusiasts! Two of these experts are Stéphane Le Tirant and Royce T. Cumming, who set up a rather unusual team four years ago: Team...
  • Bee homing in on a jewelweed flower
    February 10, 2021
    Why do some plants produce small flowers unlikely to attract pollinators?
    When people talk about flowers, they usually talk about ones with bright, contrasting, shimmering colours. Yet not all plants...
  • Jonathan Gagné
    November 4, 2020
    In September 2020, Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan scientific advisor Jonathan Gagné joined the Université de Montréal’s physics department as an associate professor. At the same time, he became an...
  • St-Robert meteorite
    June 25, 2020
    The last meteorite fall in Quebec occurred on June 14, 1994. In a conference on Facebook Live on June 26 at 7 p.m. EDT, the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan invites you to relive the events surrounding...
  • Artist’s representation of the planet (foreground) and its star (background). Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre.
    June 25, 2020
    Astrophysicists detect a planet around the young star AU Microscopii
    AU Mic b, an exoplanet the size of Neptune has been discovered around the young star AU Microscopii (AU Mic), thanks in part to...