Austin Convention Center
Austin, Texas, United States
10 - 15 June 2018

SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation

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SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation, the most prestigious event for developers of ground- and space-based telescopes, the supporting technologies, and the latest instrumentation.

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Update from SPIEastro
SPIE appreciates feedback on policy regarding admission of young children to conference activities.

In an effort to accommodate this year’s attendees as best we can, for the remainder of SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2016, the policy is being modified to allow children to accompany their parents into conference activities.

Going forward, this policy will be reassessed by SPIE leadership.

We regret any negative impacts the existing policy has had. In addition to accommodating parents at our meeting, we hope that children might be inspired by this exposure to explore the Universe through photonics.

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Final Programme (PDF 11 MB)
Poster Previews (via the SPIE Digital Library)
Presentations (online)
Abstracts (PDF 8 MB)
Presentation topics
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 and Instrumentation
Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging
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
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