Program Highlights

Successful Ke Alahele Education Fund Benefit Dinner. Over $230,000 was raised for a very worthy cause — Maui County’s students. Read More.



The 11th annual AMOS conference in September was a huge success with over 600 scientists participating.


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Federal Programs

The Air Force Research Laboratory has engaged MEDB to assist with public awareness for the Maui Space Surveillance System (MSSS), located at the Maui Space Surveillance Complex (MSSC) atop Haleakala.

The accessibility and capability of the Maui Space Surveillance System offers an unequaled opportunity to the scientific community by combining state-of-the-art satellite tracking with a facility supporting research and development.

The Maui Space Surveillance System, also known as AMOS by the scientific community, is routinely involved in numerous observation programs and has the capability of projecting lasers into the atmosphere, which is unusual at astronomical sites.

MEDB has:

  • Developed and promoted a visitor program model to the Maui Space Surveillance System and the Institute for Astronomy, which increased the local and national exposure to these federal assets.
  • Partnered with the Air Force to manage the annual AMOS Technical Conference, a five-day technical conference to be held bi-annually on Maui. The prestigious event has become internationally recognized as a signature event in the optical, computing and space surveillance communities.
  • Collaborated with the Air Force to raise public-awareness of the AMOS facility by developing collateral materials.
  • Promoted recent developments and experiments at the Maui Space Surveillance System by publishing a semi-annual newsletter with a circulation of over 4,000 scientists and government stakeholders.
  • Designed and developed an AMOS website.




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