• Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation
    2018 Onsite News
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Pacifico Yokohama
Yokohama, Japan
14 - 19 June 2020
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Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2020 in Yokohama, Japan

SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation in Yokohama, Japan, 14–19 June 2020

SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation, the most prestigious event for developers of ground- and space-based telescopes, the supporting technologies, and the latest instrumentation. Join your peers at the this important conference focused on astrophotonics.

2018 Conference Program and Exhibit Guide (PDF)

Look foward to seeing you in Yokohama, Japan for the 2020 conference.

2018 News and photos
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Two Tracks and 12 Conferences

Telescopes and Systems

Space Telescopes and Instrumentation: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes
Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy
Adaptive Optics Systems
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy

  

Technology Advancements

Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy
Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy

2018 Plenary Presentations and Public Lectures

Lee Feinberg, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA)

9:00 - 9:30 AM
An Engineering History of the JWST Telescope
Lee Feinberg,
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA)

John Mather, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA)

9:30 - 10:00 AM
Future Science with the James Webb Space Telescope 
Read more about his work in this article
John Mather,
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA) 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Keith Gendreau, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA)

9:00 - 9:30 AM
NICER Early Operations and Results
Keith Gendreau,
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA)

Beth Willman, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) (USA)

9:30 - 10:00 AM
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope: Construction Progress and Scientific Opportunities
Beth Willman,
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) (USA)

Harley Thronson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA)

9:00 - 9:30 AM
Future Capabilities in Space Servicing and Assembly: Opportunities for the Most Ambitious Space Astrophysics Missions
Harley Thronson,
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA) and the Future Assembly/Servicing Study Team (FASST)

Sabrina Stierwalt, Caltech (USA)

9:30 - 10:00 AM
How to Diversify Engineering (and Why We Should)
Sabrina Stierwalt,
Caltech (USA)

Sara Seager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

8:30 - 9:00 AM
Mapping the Nearest Stars for Habitable Worlds
Read more about her work in this article
Sara Seager,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

Nick Siegler, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech (USA)

Panel Discussion
The Instruments and Technologies that will Discover Life in the Galaxy

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Moderator
Nick Siegler, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech (USA)

Panelists
Jeremy Kasdin, Princeton Univ. (USA)
Misato Fukagawa, Nagoya Univ. (USA)
David Bennett, Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA)
Michael Shao, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA)

Public Lectures

Sara Seager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

7:30 - 8:30 PM
Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds
Read more about her work in this article
Sara Seager,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

John Mather, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA)

8:30 - 9:30 PM
Future Science with the James Webb Space Telescope
Read more about his work in this article
John Mather,
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (USA) 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physics

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