Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan
André Grandchamps studied physics and astrophysics at the Université de Montréal. He has been Interpreter at the Montréal Planétarium for nearly three decades and Astronomical Information Officer since 1994.
Before joining the Planétarium team, he taught physics and astronomy at Collège de Rosemont and at Collège André-Grasset. He was also a Lecturer at the Université de Montréal from 1992 to 2002.
He has developed an expertise on meteorites after one of them fell in Saint-Robert, Québec, in 1994. He has also done two internships at the Muséum d’histoire naturelle in Paris focusing on maintaining a meteorite collection. He is now Curator of the Planétarium’s meteorite collection.
He is also passionate about ancient civilizations, and ancient Egypt in particular. In 2005, he accompanied a team of archeologists on excavations in Yemen to study an ancient temple of the Queen of Sheba.