Event Date/Time: Jun 21, 2004
End Date/Time: Jun 25, 2004
SPIE's Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation Symposium will include inspiring plenary presentations to put the technology and engineering into the context of the science that drives our enterprise. We have planned each conference to take us from scientific goals, through the current state of the art through plans and ideas for the future. We live in exciting times for astronomy as great discoveries are being made with the new generation of facilities: space telescopes, the 8-10m ground-based telescopes and their adaptive optics systems, interferometers, submillimeter cameras, x-ray telescopes and gravitational wave facilities, but we know that the future will be even more exciting as we plan the next generation of giant ground and space-based observatories covering the spectrum from the ultraviolet to radio waves. We have learnt that the advances we require can only be obtained by strong partnerships with industry, and that will be even more so in the future, hence we subtitle this symposium 'the Industrial Revolution in Astronomy.
Conferences include: Space Telescope Systems; Interferometry; Ground-based Telescopes; Advancements in Adaptive Optics; Ground-based Instrumentation; Information Technologies; Technology Advancements; Detector Advancements