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Welcome to Radio Astronomy at the University of Calgary

Radio Astronomy builds on the scientific and technical strengths in the Faculty of Science and in the Schulich School of Engineering, and on our relationship with the National Research Council, to create at the University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge and Athabasca University a unique national institute that will advance the national agenda for radio astronomy.

Further, Radio Astronomy promotes and helps facilitate Canadian participation in the next-generation international radio astronomy facilities prioritized in the Canadian Long Range Plan for Astronomy. It leverages University of Calgary and Alberta research leadership in the scientific pathway to these facilities, and builds capacity to subsequently exploit them to make key discoveries into the origin and evolution of structure in the Universe.

Radio Astronomy also provides a rich training environment that is unique in Canada, for University of Calgary and University of Lethbridge students and young researchers to work at the interface of science and technology in radio astronomy.