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SPIE plenary talks present the latest research and promising breakthroughs in astronomy

Plenary sessions at SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2014 highlight the past, present, and future of astronomy projects.

Using an artificial laser-generated ‘star’ together with adaptive optics on 8m-class telescopes, astronomers can see light from previously hidden stellar explosions in starburst galaxies.
17 July 2014
A new baseline design for Band 1 (35–52GHz) will allow an increased range of observation, enabling additional information to be obtained during studies.
5 June 2014
Seven telescopes with a novel dual-mirror configuration are proposed as part of the Cherenkov Telescope Array.
14 May 2014
The Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration on the LADEE spacecraft achieves world-record download speeds from the Moon, enabling more science return and less fuel cost for missions.
15 April 2014
Advanced spectrographic instruments and a large mirror array will enable NASA's next-generation space telescope to further probe Mars and the outer planets.
11 April 2014
A mini array of five small-size telescopes has the potential to be used as part of the Cherenkov Telescope Array and to make highly sensitive observations.
8 April 2014
Mark Clampin plenary: James Webb Space Telescope: The Road to First Science Observations