Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation plenary events

Hear from world-class speakers about the industry's challenges, breakthroughs, and project updates

Sharing expertise, future visions, project updates, and mission-critical insights

Plenary sessions will feature speakers presenting on a wide range of topics from across the globe, including both research and application areas and possible late-breaking news.

Speaker John Mather delivering plenary talk at SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation
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17 July 2022 • 18:30 - 19:30 EDT | Room 517d 
Join us for the Sunday Plenary Session, which will include talks on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey by Solange Ramirez, Richard Pogge, and Cynthia Froning.
18 July 2022 • 08:30 - 10:00 EDT | Room 517d 
Join the Monday Plenary Session, focused on the James Webb Space Telescope, including a talk by historian Robert Smith and a discussion of early results by Jonathan Gardner, Nora Lützgendorf, Julien Girard, Sarah Kendrew, and Swara Ravindranath.
19 July 2022 • 08:30 - 10:00 EDT | Room 517d 
Join us for the Tuesday Plenary Session, which will include talks on eRosita by Peter Predehl and NASA's exoplanet archive by Jessie Christiansen.
20 July 2022 • 08:30 - 10:00 EDT | Room 517d 
Join us for the Wednesday Plenary Session, which will include a panel discussion about the Astro2020 Decadal Report with Andrew Driesman, Erika Hamden, Jim Oschmann, and Jean Turner. Moderated by Sarah Kendrew,
21 July 2022 • 08:30 - 10:00 EDT | Room 517d 
Join us for the Thursday Plenary Session, which will include a discussion of emerging technologies.