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.
Services and information
Applications and tools
Technical and advisory services
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
We work with Canadian and international partners in astronomy and astrophysics:
- Research organizations
- Small and medium sized enterprises
- Government departments
- Wildfire management at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory
- Searching for Cosmic Dawn
- National Research Council of Canada signs cooperation agreement with international radio observatory: SKAO
- Royal Society of Canada College members Drs. McConnachie and De Luna
- A look into the NRC faces behind the James Webb Space Telescope
- What's killing galaxies?
- A unified model for the fan region and the North Polar Spur: a bundle of filaments in the local galaxy
- Are massive dense clumps truly subvirial? A new analysis using Gould Belt Ammonia data
- Bridging the gap between protoplanetary and debris disks: separate evolution of millimeter and micrometer-sized dust
- An end-to-end verification of pulsar search signal chain for square kilometre array mid central signal processor
- A high occurrence of nuclear star clusters in faint Coma galaxies, and the roles of mass and environment