Courses related to conference topics for SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation

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We are now accepting course proposals for the 2022 Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation event. Please send a proposed Course description to

Submission deadline: 1 December 2021

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SPIE online courses

The following online course aligns with topics from Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation and is open for registration.

Systems Engineering and Large Telescope Observatories (SC1139)


More information can be found at SPIE Online Courses.

Free webinar recordings

Get a taste for the online course. Watch the free, one-hour webinar recording of:

An Overview of Systems Engineering for Astronomy with Paul Lightsey and Jonathan Arenberg

You may also be interested in the free webinar recording, Optical Testing for Ground and Space Telescopes, with Daewook Kim.

Discounts and more information and member discounts

15% off for SPIE Regular Members
50% off for SPIE Student Members

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