The Home of Science in the Galaxy

Founded in April 3301 by the eponymous Dr Arcanonn, The Canonn is the largest and most active scientific community throughout the bubble, now operating out of Thompson Dock, Varati.

It all started with the emergence of the now infamous ‘Unknown Artefacts’, a mystery (or is it a conspiracy?) that continues to dominate the Elite Dangerous universe.

Our extreme focus and diligence can be attributed to our diet of biscuits, whisky and a penchant for wearing tin foil hats. We take our Science seriously, but we do it without covering ourselves in chalkdust.

Our never-ending mission is not just to uncover the truth about these Unknown Artefacts, but all mysteries throughout the galaxy.

Dr Arcanonn is now helped by the Council who, in turn, only exist because of the members – those brave tinfoil-hat wearers who tirelessly sought the unknown artefacts in those dangerous early days; and who now continue to find exciting science to do, day after day after day after day after day.

Community Spotlight

Dr Arcanonn has also been recognised by Frontier as a key member of the community, with his own community spotlight 🙂

Eurogamer Article

Wesley Yin-Poole at Eurogamer wrote this excellent article about Canonn, following xDeath’s discovery of the ancient ruins. Read it here


Sign up!

Register now to join up; then introduce yourself on our forums – one of our science supervisors will then make you a Canonn Member!  Already a member of another group?  No problem!

Read our group thread on Frontier Forums

Have you registered and have issues with forum access? We can sort that too!


Community Goals

Our first Community Goal in March was a resounding success, providing us with the Canonn Institute in IX-T – the galaxy’s premier Unknown Artefact and Barnacle research lab.  Thank you to all commanders and sciencers who took part.  Dr Arcanonn salutes you!  o7

Preparatory discussions (and general scheming) are underway for a second Community Goal.  More news to follow nearer the time – you want to go to Lizard Heaven, don’t you?

On Hutton Radio

Have you heard Arc, Ms Featherstone, Detective Shaw and more in the radio play made by Hutton Orbital Radio? It’s awesome! And there are secret messages to decode, too 😉



Educating Ed (x2 x3!)

The Canonn has educated Ed twice thrice now. If you want to know more about us, how it all started and what we get up to – then watch these now!
 Jan 3303
Following hot on the heels of the first ‘winterdiction’ event, Canonn took Ed out to get probed.

August 3302
The Galactic intern joined the Canonn for a second time for the latest about the unknown probes – including some interesting science around earth!

November 3301
This was our first time with Ed – he joined a bunch of our scientists for a UA hunt and never-before-seen experiment.