Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre

The NRC's Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre is Canada's gateway to the universe. We operate Canada's national observatories, a national astronomy data centre and develop advanced astronomical instruments in collaboration with industrial partners.

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Luc Simard

Luc Simard
Director General

The Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre manages Canada's participation in some of the world's most important optical and radio astronomy observatories, and facilitates access for the Canadian astronomy community. In astronomy, scientific progress is closely linked to technological innovation. That's why we work with industry and other research partners to design and develop the innovative technologies these observatories used to advance our understanding of the universe. We also provide comprehensive data management, technical support and other specialized services to research and industry partners.

The Centre 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.

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Kevin Farris
Telephone: 250-363-6951
Email: Kevin.Farris@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

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