Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre

We are Canada's foremost authority on astronomy and astrophysics, maintaining Canada's largest and most powerful observatories, and representing the country in some of the world's leading astronomy initiatives.

We operate Canada's national observatories, provide extensive data management and analysis tools through our Canadian Astronomy Data Centre, support activities at international observatories, and develop advanced astronomical instruments with industrial partners.

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Why work with us

We collaborate with industry, academia and government partners to design and develop innovative technologies to advance our understanding of the universe. Our engagement models include:

  • Collaborative research and technology development
  • Instrumentation, observatory design and construction projects
  • Technical and advisory services
  • Licensing

We work with Canadian and international partners in astronomy and astrophysics:

  • Observatories
  • Universities
  • Research organizations
  • Small and medium sized enterprises
  • Multinationals
  • Government departments