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16 - 21 June 2024
Yokohama, Japan

SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation technical conferences

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

A lineup of remarkable research

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 2,600 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

Learn about application tracks


An application track is a grouping of presentations on a topic of widespread interest across conferences.

How to participate in SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation


Please join us in Yokohama to present and publish your work at the most prestigious event for developers of ground- and space-based telescopes and advanced instrumentation technologies. This meeting brings together engineers, scientists, and industry specialists for a thorough review of the state of the astronomical industry.

Authors are encouraged to submit research that not only highlights achievements but also demonstrates lessons learned and problems solved to enable us to diversify and improve our collective performance in the future. Join your peers in a unique venue where collaboration brings ideas to life and technology to fruition. 

Symposium Chairs


Sarah Kendrew

European Space Agency (United States)

Satoshi Miyazaki

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)

Symposium Co-Chairs


Anna Moore

The Australian National Univ. (Australia)

Conference registration includes 50 SPIE Digital Library downloads


Access the research you need

Presentations and manuscripts presented at SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation are published in the Proceedings of SPIE in the SPIE Digital Library.