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North Star Series (Ages 12-14)

North Star Series (Ages 12-14)

North Star chronicles the exceptional journey of Laurie Rousseau-Nepton, a young, Quebec-born Innu astrophysicist who’s leading a massive research project at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. Drawing on a worldview rooted in a love of nature, as well as her talents as a science communicator, Laurie shares her passion for the study of celestial objects.

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Films in This Playlist Include
North Star - Observation
North Star - Research
North Star - Light
North Star - Collaboration
North Star - Origins

  • Observation
    2023|16 min

    Laurie returns to the Ashuapmushuan Wildlife Reserve to meet with her father. Here, as a child, she honed her sense of observation, which today serves her well in her astronomy career.

  • Research
    2023|13 min

    Laurie is a resident astronomer at the prestigious Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. On the summit of Mauna Kea, this Quebec scientist is helping unravel the mysteries of star formation.

  • Light
    2023|14 min

    Laurie and her intern Justine Giroux take a dive into Hawaiian culture and tour the impressive CFHT observatory, more than 4,200 metres above sea level.

  • Collaboration
    2023|14 min

    Laurie and her intern Justine talk about the role women play in the field of astrophysics, and the creation of SIGNALS, the massive project headed by Laurie.

  • Origins
    2023|17 min

    Laurie’s worldview is unique, drawing from elements of both Innu culture and her scientific knowledge. Her insight makes her an inspiring guest speaker for four high-school girls.