A Canadian Vision of International Astronomy and Astrophysics

  • A. J. Carty
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 296)


This chapter is drawn from a lecture given by the President of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) (Arthur J. Carty) at the 201 st Meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS1) on 6 January 2003 in Seattle, WA. The lecture speaks of the trend toward greater, multi-nation collaboration in astronomy as exemplified by the Atacama Large Millimetre Array (ALMA) project, and it proposes the vision of a world plan within a decade. It describes Canada’s commitment to international partnerships in astronomical facilities and the scientific and technological benefits that it has realized through partnerships that include the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT), and, more recently the Gemini Telescope.


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    The Editor gratefully acknowledges AAS’ permission to reproduce Dr. Carty’s talk in this volume.Google Scholar
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    “The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond into the impossible.”Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Carty
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  1. 1.National Research Council of CanadaOttawaCanada

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