NRC Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics

NRC Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics is Canada's gateway to the stars. In addition to operating the government's observatories and a national astronomy data centre, we develop advanced scientific instruments for astronomical observatories in collaboration with industrial partners — bringing out-of-this-world technology back down to Earth.

What we offer

NRC Herzberg manages Canada's participation in major astronomical observatories worldwide; thereby ensuring Canadian astronomers can have full access to world-class facilities spanning the entire sky.

We also operate Canada's national astronomical facilities: the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (Victoria, British Columbia) and the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (Penticton, British Columbia).

In astronomy, scientific progress is closely linked to technological innovation. Instrumentation experts at NRC Herzberg develop state-of-the-art devices that are critical to the research of world-class observatories in Canada and abroad. We are also a leading force in data management, archiving, and distribution.

Industrial collaborations and technology transfer are high priorities for us. We have helped several industry partners win major contracts and establish a competitive presence on the world market.


Kevin Farris
Telephone: 250-363-6951