About Us


We are a group of astronomers based in Victoria and Penticton, British Columbia.  The two sites host the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (Victoria, BC) and the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (Penticton, BC).

We perform world-class research in astrophysics including areas such as KBOs, exoplanets, star formation, stellar populations, galaxy formation and evolution, black holes, and cosmology. In astronomy, scientific progress is closely linked to technological innovation. Our instrumentation experts develop state-of-the art devices that are critical to the research of world-class observatories in Canada and abroad.

There are currently three PDF programs available for those interesting in a postdoc with us. The first is the Plaskett Fellowship which has been available for many years. Second is the Covington Fellowship. Finally, the NRC (National Research Council) has a new Postdoctoral Program that runs annually.

We also run three seminar series at our two sites.