Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) November 08, 2013
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has announced it will launch the Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems (JATIS), covering fundamental research and applications focused on the full range of astronomical instrumentation. JATIS will launch in mid-2014.
The new journal responds to the need expressed by the astronomical instrumentation community for a high-quality, peer-reviewed journal focusing on the technologies and techniques covered in the astronomy programs at SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation and SPIE Optics + Photonics, said Mark Clampin, who has been named editor-in-chief. Dr. Clampin is the James Webb Space Telescope Observatory Project Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
“For more than 30 years, SPIE’s Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation conference has been a focal point for the space- and ground-based astronomical instrumentation community,” Clampin said. “In response to overwhelming interest, SPIE is launching a refereed journal, JATIS, in which to publish papers on astronomical instrumentation and techniques.”
Submissions will be accepted beginning 2 December. More information on the JATIS scope and submitting a manuscript is at http://www.spie.org/JATIS.
“Novel developments and important breakthroughs frequently have been reported for the first time via these conferences and the proceedings,” said SPIE President Bill Arnold. “Papers have covered developments such as adaptive optics for measuring distances in space, sophisticated optical systems for major Earth- and space-based telescope projects and missions, and software enabling far-reaching data analysis. Providing the community with a peer-reviewed home
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