The Canonn Interstellar Research Group (‘Canonn’ for short) is an independent cooperative, made up of hundreds of Commanders, committed to exploration, discovery, science, biscuits and tinfoil. The name ‘The Canonn’ was first mooted on 21st May 3301 in connection with so-called ‘anti-federation terrorist’ activities, but was soon re-appropriated for the purposes of science upon the establishment of Commander-led factions.
Our base of operations is Thompson Dock, Varati – chosen by public vote – and many of our Commanders are working hard to expand our influence throughout the entire system and beyond, bringing science to the masses.
If there are any questions that need answering, anything strange to be investigated in the galaxy – we’re usually there first. If we’re not, then we’re certainly quick to respond!
The group is made up of pilots from all walks of life, all with different individual political allegiances. But when they want to do science, they do it under the Canonn umbrella, because they know that they will be listened to, and taken seriously.
We rely on openness, collaboration and humour to get through the arduous task of experimentation and investigation. It’s not easy being a scientist: hours of fruitless exploration/trading/fighting/mining for no result!
But a scientist must be willing to pursue a thousand dead-ends before proving just one thing – so that’s what we do!
We also advise all our scientists to carry a healthy supply of tinfoil hats, or the material at least to make them. Many of the theories you will encounter as a Canonn scientist involve Aliens and/or ‘Unseen Overseers’ – therefore it is only prudent to ensure you are protected.
Areas of Research
The two primary research foci for the Canonn are, of course, the Unknown Artefacts and the Barnacles, plus anything that stems from them. We also have an active interest in the Antares incident, Generation ships, plus anything else that is out of the ordinary.
Oh, and we have an unhealthy interest in biscuits, or cookies. Much of the discussion in the lab canteens (and the labs themselves) centres around these 🙂
So, do you want to join?
Excellent! Head on over to the join us page for more – and we look forward to doing science with you! 🙂