Long Range Plan (LRP)

In May 2000, CASCA, in collaboration with NRC and NSERC, released “The Origins of Structure in the Universe“, Canada’s Decadal Plan for Astronomy and Astrophysics. A few months later, the Coalition for Canadian Astronomy was formed to secure federal funding for the Plan. For the first time, representatives of CASCA, industry and academia (through the 20 members of the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy, ACURA) came together to ensure continued scientific excellence in Canadian astronomy.

In 2009, CASCA commissioned a new Long Range Plan with the support and cooperation of ACURA, NSERC, NRC, CSA, and CFI. The final report, “Unveiling the Cosmos: A Vision for Canadian Astronomy“, was released in February 2011. In 2016, CASCA completed a Mid Term Review of the Long Range Plan. This process included a Mid Term Review Session at the 2014 AGM. See also the 2015 Mid-Term Review White Papers.

In 2021, CASCA published the 2020-2030 Long Range Plan with the support and cooperation of ACURA, NSERC, NRC and CSA. The final report, “Discovery at the Cosmic Frontier: Canadian Astronomy Long Range Plan 2020-2030”, was released in April 2021.

If you would like more information or to become involved, please get in touch with one of CASCA Board members.

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