Up close with an expert - Planet Hunter


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January 12, 2019
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
4801, avenue Pierre-De Coubertin
Montréal, QC Canada
H1V 3V4

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With astrophysicist Olivier Hernandez, astronomy instrument builder and Director of the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan

Olivier was just 12 when he first became excited about astronomy. He soon fashioned his own telescope for stargazing, and that was only the beginning! Over the course of his career he has designed and built a range of instruments with names like Idéfix, FANTOMM, GHaFas, SPIrou and NIRPS. Come hear about his creative career as an astrophysicist, from the Mont Mégantic Observatory to iREx (exoplanet research institute) to heading the Planétarium. Here’s your unique chance to chat and tinker with this enthusiastic science communicator. 

In French only.



  1. Buy your ticket online and select Up Close Series
    Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan / 35 spots available
  2. Show up in the Planétarium 15 minutes before the activity with your ticket. Note: The ticket price includes an afternoon show program of your choice.


This activity is part of the series Up Close with an Expert. One Saturday a month, come behind the scenes for an exceptional intimate chat with our scientists.

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