Technical conferences for SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation

Cutting-edge topics in ground and space-based telescopes, the supporting technologies, and the latest instrumentation—the symposium that advances astronomical engineering

2022 call for papers is open

Experts in this community gather to share recent results, present new concepts, and discuss ongoing and future telescope projects.

Two tracks, 12 conferences, more than 2,500 papers


Telescopes and systems

  • Optical, infrared, and millimeter wave
  • Ultraviolet to gamma ray
  • Ground-based telescopes and instrumentation
  • Airborne telescopes and instrumentation
  • Optical and infrared interferometry and imaging
  • Adaptive optics systems
  • Observatory operations
  • Modeling, systems engineering, and project management for astronomy

Technology advancements

  • Advances in optical and mechanical technologies for telescopes and instrumentation
  • Software and cyberinfrastructure
  • Millimeter, submillimeter, and far-infrared detectors and instrumentation
  • X-ray, optical, and infrared detectors

2022 Symposium Chairs


René Doyon

Univ. de Montréal (Canada)

Shouleh Nikzad

Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

2022 Symposium Co-Chairs


Sarah Kendrew

European Space Agency (United States)

Satoshi Miyazaki

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan