Jonathan Gagné’s
Astrophysics Research

I’m a researcher in astrophysics at the Rio Tinto Alcan planetarium of Espace pour la Vie, in Montreal.

My Research Interests

I study brown dwarfs, exoplanets and young stars in our neighborhood of the Galaxy.

I also search for cold, planetary-mass objects not in orbit around a star. These objects are rare, but once we find them they become valuable to better understand the atmospheres of giant exoplanets, because they are not located right next to a bright star that blinds our instruments.

Read my astrophysics blog to learn more about my research. No need to be a scientist!

Science Papers

An updated list of my science papers
on Harvard’s Astrophysics Data System.

BANYAN Σ is for researchers to determine if a star may be part of a known stellar association

I also write about coffee brewing!

J. Gagné

Conseiller Scientifique/
Scientific Advisor

Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan
Espace pour la Vie


4801 av. Pierre-de Coubertin
Montréal, Québec, H1V 3V4