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Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems

Mark Clampin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Editorial Board


The Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems (JATIS) publishes peer-reviewed papers reporting on original research in the development, testing, and application of telescopes, instrumentation, techniques, and systems for ground- and space-based astronomy.

Topics include:

  • X-ray, gamma-ray, and gravitational-wave space telescopes and instrumentation 
  • Ultraviolet, visible, and infrared space telescopes and instrumentation 
  • Far-infrared, submillimeter, millimeter, and radio telescopes and instrumentation 
  • Design of space observatories including space environments, orbit design, deployments, and communications 
  • Telescope, instrumentation, and analysis techniques for high-contrast imaging of exoplanets 
  • Ground-based telescopes and instrumentation 
  • Pointing and control systems, including design, algorithms, and attitude control 
  • Alignment, integration, and testing of telescopes and supporting instrumentation 
  • Design of ground-based observatory enclosures and site testing 
  • Adaptive optics and interferometry for optical/infrared astronomy 
  • Very long baseline interferometry for radio telescopes
  • Detector systems for astronomical instrumentation 
  • System engineering for large observatories 
  • Imaging camera and spectrograph design 
  • Integrated modeling of telescopes and instrumentation 
  • Optical design and manufacturing techniques 
  • Innovative technologies and materials 
  • Data analysis techniques, data mining, and statistics
  • Observatory operations and science observation scheduling.

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to the Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems, please read our guidelines for authors and submit a manuscript online.

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JATIS Intro Video Introduction to the Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems from the Editor-in-Chief, Mark Clampin.

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Contact the JATIS staff at:

P.O. Box 10
Bellingham, WA 98227-0010 USA
tel: +1 360 676 3290
fax: +1 360 647 1445


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JATIS Facts and Figures

ISSN: 2329-4124
E-ISSN: 2329-4221
Publisher: SPIE
Frequency: Quarterly (4 issues per year)
Year established: 2015
Format: Online and print
Indexed in: ADS, Web of Science/ESCI, Inspec, Scopus
Under evaluation for: Web of Science/SCIE