Dear Friends, It seems like it was only yesterday that we drove the last of you to the airport. The memories and the spirit of the Scientific Detectors for Astronomy Workshop (SDW2002) remain fresh and strong. For us, this was a very special event, a great gathering of what may be one of the friendliest and most cooperative technical communities on our little planet. We have tried to capture the spirit of the Workshop in these Proceedings and we hope you are able to relive your week in Hawaii. For those readers who did not attend, we invite you into this community. As you probably noticed, there is a new name on the cover: Jenna Beletic was the ace up our sleeve for these Proceedings. As a summer intern at Keck, she took up the task of organizing, proofreading, editing and formatting the papers. She also made the graphics (her artistic talents shine on pages xxxiii and xxxv), contacted authors and prepared the mountain of paperwork which goes with producing a book. Jenna's enthusiasm at learning, her passion for the job and creativity (e. g. find 100 ways to get Paola and Jim to do their jobs) have been a motivating addition to our team of "old workshop foxes"...... and a source for a good deal of paternal pride. We are honoured to have her as a fellow editor.
A Golden Era for Astronomy: The Advent of CCDS and Infrared Arrays.- A Golden Era for Astronomy: The Advent of CCDS and Infrared Arrays.- Detector Manufacturers.- Overview of Astronomy Arrays at Raytheon Infrared Operations (RIO).- A New Photon Counting Detector: Intensified CMOS-APS.- Preliminary Test Measurements of the SPAD Array.- Preliminary Characterization of Two High-Speed, Back-Illuminated CCD Image Sensors.- Broadband (200-1000 NM) Back-Illuminated CCD Imagers.- Orion: A 1-5 Micron Focal Plane for the 21st Century.- Performance of 5 Micron, Molecular Beam Epitaxy HgCdTe Sensor Chip Assemblies (SCAs) for the NGST Mission and Ground-Based Astronomy.- Cosmic Rays and Other Nonsense in Astronomical CCD Imagers.- An Overview of CCD Development at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.- Scientific CMOS Pixels.- Secrets of E2V Technologies CCDs.- Progress in Ultra-Low Noise Hybrid and Monolithic FPAs for Visible and Infrared.- A Marconi CCD42-40 with Anti-Blooming.- Very Large Format Back Illuminated CCDS.- Compound Semiconductor Detectors.- Optical Photon-Counting STJ Activities at ESA.- Silicon-on-Insulator-Based Single-Chip Image Sensors.- Large Format and Scientific Detectors at Fairchild Imaging.- HgCdTe Detectors for the Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Camera 3 IR Channel.- CMOS Active Pixel Sensor Developments at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.- Observatory Status/Plans.- Eso's Optical Detector Sytems in the VLT Operations Era.- The Detector Systems of the Keck Observatory: UV to 25 Microns.- IR Detector Developments at Eso.- Controller Developments.- Detector Work at the UKATC.- CCD Camera Systems for the GTC.- Detectors at CTIO: Present Status and Future Plans.- Strange Happenings in the Dungeons.- NOAO Observatory Plans.- MONSOON Image Acquisition System.- Instrumentation.- Improved CCD Detectors for High Speed, Charge Exchange Spectroscopy Studies on the DIII-D Tokamak.- A CCD Wavefront Sensing System for the ESO Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics Demonstrator (MAD).- CFHT's Skyprobe: True Atmospheric Attenuation Measurement in the Telescope Field.- CFHT's Flyeyes: Assessing On-sky Performance of the New MIT/LL CCID-35 CCD Curvature Wavefront Sensor.- Ultra-Clean CCD Cryostats.- The Impact of Astronomy Technologies on Chemical Analysis.- A CCD-based Curvature Wavefront Sensor for Adaptive Optics in Astronomy.- Performance and Results of the NAOS Visible Wavefront Sensor.- Fabry Perot Observations Using a New GaAs Photon Counting System.- Near IR Fringe Tracking for VLTI: the FINITO Detection System.- OSIRIS Detectors.- The Optimized Cryostat for the LBC Camera.- The Omegacam Shutter.- Ultra-Deep Optical Spectroscopy with PMAS.- The Tololo all Sky Camera.- The Orthogonal Parallel Imaging Transfer Camera.- Giga-Pixels and Sky Surveys.- The Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Camera 3 Instrument Charge-Coupled Device Detectors.- Camera and Detector Development in the Space Science and Technology Department of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.- Compact CCD Camera.- Electronics.- The Design and Testing of a Cryogenic Pre-amplifier for the Rockwell HAWAII and HAWAII-II Detector Arrays.- The New Generation CCD Controller: First Results.- ISPI Software.- Compact CCD Guider Camera for Magelian.- Readout Techniques for Drift and Low Frequency Noise Rejection in Infrared Arrays.- AzCam: A Windows-Based CCD/CMOS Client/Server Data Acquisition System.- Upgrade of Eso's Fiera CCD Controller and Pulpo Subsystem.- An Optimized Data Acquisition System Without Reset Anomaly for the Hawaii and Hawaii-2 Arrays.- GTC Acquisition Cameras and Wavefront Sensors.- A New CCD Controller at UCO/Lich Observatory.- The use of ASIC Thecnology in the Development of Compact, Low-Power CCD Cameras.- Detector Testing and Characterization.- Characterization of the Si: As Blocked Impurity Band (BIB) Detector in Keck's Long Wavelength Spectrometer (LWS).- Characterizing the CCDS of the Omegacam Wide-Angle Camera.- Emir HAWAII-2 Detector Test Bench.- Emir HAWAII-II First Test Results.- Test Results with 2K MCT Arrays.- The HAWAII-2 204848 HgCdTe Detector Arrays.- How Accurate Are QE Measurements?.- Focal Plane Mosaics.- The Electronic Controller of the 40 CCDS MegaCam Mosaic.- Design of the CRIRES 51296 Pixel Aladdin InSB Focal Plane Array Detector Mosaic.- Performance of HAWAII-2 FPA for Subaru Multi-Object Near-Infrared Camera and Spectrograph.- Wide Field Focal Plane Arrays for UKIRT and VISTA.- Fully Buttable Imagers.- Mosaic Focal Plane Development.- Space Missions.- In-flight Performance of the Advanced Camera for Surveys CCDS.- On the Implementation and Calibration of the Focal Plane for GAIA.- Behaviour of a Raytheon IRFPA (4380) under High Energy Protons.- Radiation Damage Effects in XMM-Newton Epic Mos CCDs.- 95 Million Pixel Focal Plane for Use on the Kepler Discovery Mission.- Sub-electon Noise Focal Plane Arrays.- L3CCDs: Fast Photon Counting for Optical Interferometry.- L3CCD's: Low Readout Noise CCDs in Astronomy.- Zero Noise CCD.- First Results of an L3CCD in Photon Counting Mode.