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The Home of Science in the Galaxy

Founded in April 3301 by the eponymous Dr Arcanonn, Canonn Interstellar Research (also referred to simply as The Canonn) is the largest and most active scientific community throughout the Bubble. 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.

Operating out of Thompson Dock, Varati, 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.

Latest News


Gnosis Megaship

In what can only be called a resounding show of support from both the community at large and Canonn members, a project to build and commission the first player group owned Asimov class science vessel Gnosis was completed in May 3303.

While the project was expected to take a week to finish and even had 2 extra massive orders laid on top of it beyond the initial 8 stages, the goal was completed in a little under 3 standard days with an estimated 35 million tonnes of goods delivered by roughly 9,400 commanders.

It is suspected this operation was both one of the largest showing of commanders and fastest completing operations since the fabled Imperial Gold Rush run by Denton Patreus in 3302.

The Canonn Council thanks all that took part and helped us with this proud achievement, and has enjoyed bringing the ship and our science to key hotspots around the galaxy. Gnosis location

Canonn in the Media

Educating Ed

Canonn have been featured on Frontier’s Educating Ed live streams four times, bringing the Galactic Intern up to speed on major discoveries each time.

Community Spotlight

Dr Arcanonn was recognised by Frontier as a key member of the community, with his own spotlight

Eurogamer Article

Eurogamer featured this article about Canonn, following xDeath’s discovery of the first ancient ruins

BBC Click

Unknown Probes came under the spotlight in a BBC Click segment, excerpted here


PCGamesN featured Canonn in an interview with Councillor Starbeaver about Thargoids