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The future of Canada’s radio astronomy

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Through involvement in CHIME, ALMA, the Jansky VLA and the Murchison Widefield Array, Canada is well placed in current radio astronomy facilities and the future looks even brighter, with strategic interest in the SKA and the Next Generation VLA.

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  1. Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    • Bryan M. Gaensler
  2. Canadian Science Director for the Square Kilometre Array, Jodrell Bank Observatory, Jodrell Bank, UK

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