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17 - 22 July 2022
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Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2022

SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2020 Digital Forum

Thank you for helping make the Digital Forum a success

Thank you to everyone who participated in the many events of SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation Digital Forum at the end of 2020. This has been an historic year for our community in many ways. A record amount of research was shared from developers of ground- and space-based telescopes, the supporting technologies, and the latest instrumentation. This is the symposium that advances astronomical engineering, and we are pleased there was so much to share at this event.

We know we all missed our in-person experience, but thanks to your enthusiastic participation, the live plenary presentations, on-demand technical talks, and opportunities to connect were highly successful in the digital environment. 

Remember, if you registered for the Digital Forum, you now have ongoing access to the conference content on the SPIE Digital Library. You can continue to review video presentations, posters, plenary sessions, and manuscripts. Sign in to your SPIE account to access program content.

We look forward to gathering with you in July 2022 in Montreal

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Join host Mark Clampin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Editor in Chief of JATIS, and moderator Megan Eckart, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Deputy Editor of JATIS, for this two-hour webinar covering some of the hottest emerging technologies in astronomical instrumentation.

Welcome from SPIE leadership during the 2020 Digital Forum

Two Tracks | 12 Conferences | 2,800 Papers

Conference 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
Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy
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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2020 Symposium Chairs

2020 Symposium Chairs:

Satoru Iguchi

Satoru Iguchi
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Allison Peck

Alison Peck
Gemini Observatory (United States)

2020 Symposium Co-Chairs:

Rene Doyon

René Doyon
Univ. de Montréal (Canada)

Shouleh Nikzad

Shouleh Nikzad
Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

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