SPIE Optics + Photonics 2009 included:
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NanoScience + Engineering - Over 735 papers
Nanoscale developments that are transforming technology and creating new applications. Topics include: carbon nanotubes, optical trapping, and nano-solar hydrogen, metamaterials, and plasmonics.
Solar Energy + Technology - Over 200 papers
The latest advancements in sustainable technologies from solar cells to concentrators to PV systems. Topics include: solar hydrogen, thin films, OPVs, and PV cell technologies.
Photonic Devices + Applications - Over 400 papers
New technologies and applications of organic and photonic materials and devices. Topics include: IR detectors, OLEDs, organic PVs, and solid state lighting.
Optical Engineering + Applications - Over 1,800 papers
Latest technologies in optical design, systems, and engineering plus remote sensing, x-ray technologies, space applications, and solid state lighting. Astronomy is back in 2009 with over 300 papers.
SPIE was a proud supporter of The International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) - recognized during SPIE Optics + Photonics 2009.
SPIE joined 37 other global instiutions (including ASTC, European Space Agency, NASA, Scientists in the World, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs) to become an IYA 2009 Organisational Node
400th Anniversary of the Telescope Events at
Celebrate both The 400th anniversary of the telescope and The International Year of Astronomy.
These events celebrate the first astronomical use of the telescope by Galileo – an event that initiated 400 years of astronomical discoveries and triggered a scientific revolution which profoundly affected our worldview.
Join the celebration. Attend at a variety of special events from the telescope display in the Exhibition Hall to "Star Gazing" at the Welcome Reception.
| •||Antique Telescope Display |
| •||Astro-Photo Wall |
| •||Historic Photos |
| •||"Star Gazing" event during the Welcome Reception |
| •||Live Data Feed from Australian Observatory|
| •||See the new Carbon Truss 24 inch f/7.8 Ritchey-Chrétien|
| •||Astro-photo Workshop |
SPIE wishes to thank our "astronomy stars":
Ryan Hannahoe, Fair Dinkum Skies Observatory (USA)
SPIE wishes to thank Ryan Hannahoe who generously provided his time, knowledge, passion for teaching, and award winning astro-photography.
Antique Telescope Display
John Greivenkamp, University of Arizona (USA)
SPIE wishes to thank John Greivenkamp, who generously provided his telescope display, time, and great knowledge.