Canadian astronomers have consistently "punched above their weight class" in astronomy for many years. As astronomy has developed it is increasingly a global endeavour and Canada participates in many joint projects including the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and the Gemini Telescopes (North and South).

Long Range Plan

The Long Range Plan for Astronomy and Astrophysics (LRP) was established by the National Research Council of Canada in co-operation with NSERC and CASCA and is supported by the RASC. The LRP defines the consensus of the Canadian astronomical community regarding future directions and research.

Astronomy at Universities and Colleges

Astronomy is taught at many Canadian universities and colleges. Find out more about programs in your region: