Advancing astronomical engineering around the globe

We look forward to safely gathering in person 17—22 July 2022 in Montréal, Québec, Canada, for SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation, the most valuable technical event for ground-based, airborne, and space-based telescopes, and their supporting instrumentation. With a strong program and an active community, this event allows researchers and engineers to share advancements, discoveries, challenges, and project updates with colleagues from around the world.

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Technical conferences with thousands of papers and presentations


Telescopes and systems part of the Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation program

Telescopes and systems

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

Technology advancements discussed in the SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation program

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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Meet instructors, learn from experts, and connect with peers

Join us onsite in Québec for live instruction. Take advantage of this great opportunity to meet face-to-face with an expert instructor and a group of people with similar goals and challenges. Topics addressed in courses include Systems Engineering, Modern Optical Testing, NIR Spectrograph Design, and more.

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Join us for daily workshops related to building equity, diversity, and inclusion within our community, as well as afternoon meetups and networking events throughout the week.

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