Organization: Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics

NRC develops precise radio detector for ALMA

The National Research Council‘s Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics has designed and built a radio detector for millimeter-wavelength uses that’s being hailed as the most sensitive and precise of its type in the world. Called Band 3, the radio receiver system is intended for use in the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) radio telescope being built…

EMS receives CSA contract for new generation telescope

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded a $5-million contract to EMS Technologies’ Space and Technology Group, Ottawa, for a key component of the $1.5-billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). EMS will design a fine guidance laser in partnership with COM DEV, Cambridge ON, allowing the JWST to measure positions of faint stars with considerable…

NRC expands astrophysics facility in BC

The National Research Council (NRC) has opened a $10-million extension of its laboratory complex of the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (HIA) near Victoria. The extension is part of the NRC’s strategy to promote industrial innovation and economic growth on Southern Vancouver Island. The announcement was made at the Vancouver Island Regional Innovation Roundtable last month.The…