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10 - 15 June 2018
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SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation

Review the final program for SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2018

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.

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Presentations

Over 2,300 talks on telescopes, systems, and technology advancements.

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Special Events at SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation

Special Events

A great week full of networking events (including the fun Welcome Reception).

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Plenary Presentations and Public Lectures

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Monday

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

Tuesday

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)

Wednesday

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)

Thursday

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)

Thursday Public Lecture

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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