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André Grandchamps

André Grandchamps

André Grandchamps

Professionnal informations

Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in Montreal


Olivier Hernandez


Region of André Grandchamps
Montréal, QC


  • French

Activities sectors

  • Astronomy / solar system
  • Astrophysics
  • Mars exploration
  • Space exploration
  • Launch vehicles / rockets
  • Science satellites
  • Planetary science

Conferences types

  • Virtual conferences
  • In-person conferences in the same city as my workplace


Bachelor’s degree in physics, University of Montreal Master’s degree in astrophysics, University of Montreal


André Grandchamps studied physics and astrophysics at the University of Montreal in the 1980s and 1990s. He joined the Montreal Planetarium team as an astronomer in 1992. Since 2019, he has been the curator of the Planetarium’s meteorite collection. Previously, he taught physics and astronomy at Collège André-Grasset in 1991 and at Cégep de Rosemont from 1992 to 1995. He was a lecturer at the University of Montreal from 1992 to 2002 (telecourse entitled “The cosmos and the human being”). As part of his work at the Planetarium, he developed expertise in meteorites after a meteorite fell in Saint-Robert in 1994. He did two internships on managing a meteorite collection in 1997 and 1998 at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris. Since 1990, he has been invited regularly to give presentations for amateur astronomy clubs in Quebec on a variety of topics related to astronomy. He was president of the Montreal Planetarium Astronomical Society from 1995 to 1998. He has been an honorary member since 2000.

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