NRC Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics

NRC Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics (NRC Herzberg) is Canada's gateway to the universe. We operate Canada's national observatories and a national astronomy data centre, and develop advanced astronomical instruments 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 and at home, thereby ensuring Canadian astronomers have full access to world-class facilities spanning the entire sky.

In astronomy, scientific progress is closely linked to technological innovation. That's why instrumentation experts at NRC Herzberg develop new, state-of-the-art devices that are critical for research at world-class observatories.

We are also a leading force in data management, archiving and distribution, thanks to the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre.

From providing support to users of our world-class observatories, to developing instrumentation for new research, and comprehensive data management, NRC Herzberg provides wide-ranging expertise and services to researchers and industry clients who work with us.

Working with us

NRC Herzberg is Canada's foremost authority on astronomy and astrophysics, maintaining Canada's largest and most powerful observatories, as well as representing Canada in some of the world's foremost astronomy initiatives. We welcome leading researchers from around the world to undertake research at our facilities, to better understand the universe.

Industrial collaborations and technology transfer are high priorities for us. We have helped several industry partners win major contracts and establish a competitive presence in the world market. Contact us to learn more about potential opportunities to work together.


Kevin Farris
Telephone: 250-363-6951