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Welcome to the Institute for Space Imaging Science

What is ISIS - Radio Astronomy?

The Institute for Space Imaging Science (ISIS) Radio Astronomy division 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. The Radio Astronomy Division of ISIS 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 researchers leadership in the scientific pathway to these facilities, and build capacity to subsequently exploit them to make key discoveries into the origin and evolution of structure in the Universe. The Radio Astronomy division of ISIS 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. 

Upcoming Seminars & Events

Astro Coffee every Thursday at 2:00 pm.

Want to Volunteer and present/share your work with your peers and professors? Contact Cameron Van Eck at:

Current News

This image from the VLA Galactic Plane Survey Stil et al. (2006) AJ 132, 1158 won the 2006 NRAO/AUI annual astronomy prize for the best radio astronomy image.


Will be held in Calgary, Alberta from June 03- June 07, 2012. For more information contact