The Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference is the premier technical conference in the nation devoted to space situational awareness/space domain awareness. The cross section of private sector, government, and academic participation helps foster important dialogue and international collaboration. The continued growth in attendance and participating countries at AMOS reflects a growing interest in space sustainability and space commerce initiatives as new actors—national governments, private sector companies, non-governmental entities, and universities—become involved in these activities.

In addition to Technical Sessions, the AMOS Conference includes Keynote Speakers, Policy Forums, Exhibit Sessions, Technical Short Courses and Networking events. In 2018, the first annual EMER-GEN program, designed especially for young professionals and students (35 and under) enthusiastic about careers in space, was launched.

The AMOS Conference is a program of the Maui Economic Development Board, Inc. (MEDB), a nonprofit corporation established in 1982 to focus on diversifying Maui’s economy. MEDB’s mission involves taking innovative actions that strengthen existing industry as well as diversifying through new opportunities.

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Technical Chairs

Paul Kervin, AFRL/RDSM
Daron Nishimoto, Pacific Defense Solutions – A Centauri Company

Conference Advisors

Col L. Kirk Lewis, Ret., Institute for Defense Analyses
Jeanne Skog, Skog Rasmussen LLC

2020 Session Chairs

Adaptive Optics & Imaging
Geoff Andersen, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Michael Hart, University of Arizona; HartSCI LLC

T.S. Kelso, ComSpOC Corp
Marek Ziebart, University College London

Atmospherics/Space Weather
Thomas Berger, University of Colorado at Boulder
Marcus Holzinger, University of Colorado at Boulder

Cislunar SSA
James Frith, Air Force Research Laboratory
Jaime Stearns, Air Force Research Laboratory

Machine Learning Applications of SSA
Justin Fletcher, Air Force
Nathan Toner, Centauri

Non-Resolved Object Characterization
Tamara Payne, Applied Optimization, Inc.
Emily Lambert, L3 Harris

Optical Systems & Instrumentation
Sue Lederer, NASA Johnson Space Center
Darren McKnight, Centauri

Orbital Debris
James Blake, University of Warwick
Heather Cowardin, NASA Johnson Space Center

Space-Based Assets
Brandon Cesul, Centauri
Elizabeth Cunningham, Air Force

Space Situational Awareness/Space Domain Awareness
Moriba Jah, University of Texas at Austin
Danielle Wood, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Why Attend

  • Make connections with industry leaders and key customers in just a week — saving your company travel cost for multiple trips around the world.
  • Gain topic-specific expertise in the fields of telescope optics, adaptive imaging, and space situational awareness.
  • Stay on the cutting edge of industry trends.
  • International cross-sharing of knowledge within the SSA community.

Download a sampling of companies, universities, and government organizations that attended AMOS. List of organizations.


“Established great contacts, received fine lecture and input, visited with old colleagues.”
“Great opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and refresh knowledge of SSA.”
“Excellent information transfer and interactions in a fantastic setting.”

Conference Highlights Video

2020 AMOS Conference Highlights

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