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SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2014
SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation is the most prestigious event for experts working on ground- and space-based telescopes and the technologies and instrumentation that enable powerful discoveries about our past and provide glimpses into our future. No other event draws the number of elite researchers, innovators, and companies whose collective efforts push the frontiers of space and enable the building and maintaining of the important telescopes of the world. The 2012 conference, held in Amsterdam this year, will cover most of the relevant technological areas in astronomy. Telescopes and Systems + Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave + Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray + Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V + Optical and Infrared Interferometry IV + Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation V + Adaptive Optics Systems IV + Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems V + Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management IV + Software and Cyberinfrastructure + Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation