McGill Space Institute

Expert: 'Super Blue/Blood Moon' coming on Jan. 31

Published: 22Jan2018

NASA says that the next full moon will be a ‘super blue blood moon’. What does it mean? Kelly Lepo, coordinator of the McGill Space Institute, is available to answer your questions. (NASA)...

Neutron-star merger yields new puzzle for astrophysicists

Published: 18Jan2018

The afterglow from the distant neutron-star merger detected last August has continued to brighten – much to the surprise of astrophysicists studying the aftermath of the massive collision that took...

Expert: Geminids Meteor Shower

Published: 7Dec2017

The Geminids meteor showers will peak on the evening of Dec. 13 and continue until early morning Dec. 14. The meteors will be bright and you can see up to 120 meteors an hour stream across the sky....

Latest gravitational-wave detection opens new era for astronomy

Published: 16Oct2017

The discovery of a gravitational wave caused by the merger of two neutron stars, reported today by a collaboration of scientists from around the world, opens a new era in astronomy. It marks the...

Victoria Kaspi wins Canada’s top science prize

Published: 16Feb2016

Victoria Kaspi, a professor and Canada research chair at McGill University, is this year's winner of the $1 million Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal from the Natural Sciences and Engineering...

McGill launches centre for space research

Published: 28Oct2015

$1 million donation from Trottier Family Foundation to fund McGill Space Institute fellowships