Information found on this page has been archived and is for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. Please visit NRC's new site for the most recent information.
Information identified as archived on the Web is for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It has not been altered or updated after the date of archiving. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats by contacting us.
The Long Range Planning Panel was established in the summer of 1998 by the National Research Council of Canada and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada with the full participation of the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA).
Its goal was to develop a comprehensive view and decadal program for astronomy and astrophysics in Canada. The foremost requirement was to articulate a vision that represented the consensus of the Canadian astronomical community and truly reflected its needs.
The full report of this Panel is available on the CASCA web site.
In 2004, a formal evaluation of progress to date against the Long Term Plan was completed. Its report (PDF) is also available on the CASCA web site.