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Manchester Grand Hyatt
San Diego, California, United States
13 - 18 December 2020
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Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation held in San Diego

SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation in Yokohama

Join the most prestigious event for developers of ground- and space-based telescopes, the supporting technologies, and the latest instrumentation. This is the symposium that advances astronomical engineering.

Experts in this community gather to share recent results, present new concepts, and discuss ongoing and future telescope projects. The 2020 program includes a robust lineup of speakers and global participation.

This event will cover opportunities to network, share news breaking developments, and unveil leading research. Review the current program and consider joining your peers at the this important conference focused on astrophotonics.

Post-Deadline Abstracts Due
3 July 2020
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11 August 2020

Registration Opens
10 August 2020

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Two Tracks | 12 Conferences | 2,700 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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