Maui Economic Development Board is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 22nd annual Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference scheduled to take place September 14-17, 2021.

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Consistently recognized as the preeminent scientific conference in the field of space situational/domain awareness (SSA/SDA), the AMOS Conference is attended by nearly 1,000 scientists, engineers and space experts from around the globe.

The four-day event features technical short courses and more than 100 presentations in the fields of telescope optics, adaptive imaging, satellite tracking and astrodynamics. The conference also features high-level presentations and panel discussions by key stakeholders in space policy.

Recognizing that conference plans may need to adapt due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, AMOS is proceeding as an in-person event and potential virtual components will be announced at a later date.

The AMOS Program Committee reviews all submissions from the annual Call for Papers and selects those that best meet the scientific and technical goals of the conference. We encourage submissions from international, undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at an accredited college or university. International and student participants will receive a reduced conference fee.

Please visit for all the details on submitting an abstract.  Proposals for special sessions, such as panels and invited oral presentations are also considered.

Publication in the Journal of Astronautical Sciences

The AMOS Conference, in conjunction with the American Astronautical Society (AAS), is delighted to provide participating authors the opportunity to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences is an archival publication devoted to the sciences and technology of astronautics. Invitations to be peer-reviewed and considered for publication in a special AMOS Conference issue of the Journal of Astronautical Sciences will be extended upon conclusion of the Conference.

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In collaboration with the Space Surveillance Technical Committee of the AAS, the AMOS Conference recognizes outstanding efforts in the field of Space Situational Awareness by presenting a series of awards at the close of the annual conference, including the Best Paper Award.

The Student Award provides travel assistance and conference registration.  Students wishing to apply for this award must submit their completed manuscript by June 25, 2021.

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Call for Proposals: Short Courses

Proposals are also being solicited for half-day Short Courses to be presented at AMOS 2021. The short courses are intended to offer opportunities for participants to acquire an introductory knowledge on conference topics. Focus topics of broad interest from excellent instructors are encouraged. Short courses are solicited from all technical areas within SSA subject areas.

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