Category Archives: Astronomy

A Sixty Year Timeline of the Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site (AMOS)

For over 60 years, the present-day Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site (AMOS) has provided the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) with space situational awareness capabilities from the island of Maui, Hawaii. The Rand Corporation recently announced the publication … Continue reading

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Boeing Completes Update of U.S. Air Force Telescope

From OnOrbitWatch – A Space Situational Awareness Community Site Boeing has completed a two-year modernization effort for a U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory telescope used for space situational awareness, the company said June 20. The Air Force declared initial operational … Continue reading

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Maui in Space

Maui has some of the most diverse and highly capable optical telescopes (AEOS), instrumentation (adaptive optics, spectrometers, photometers, radiometers, etc.) and processing capabilities (MHPCC) centralized into one location on the planet earth. Maui Economic Development Board, Inc. with support from … Continue reading

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Maui’s PS1 Telescope Establishes Near-Earth Asteroid Discovery Record

From SpaceDaily.com The Pan-STARRS PS1 telescope on Haleakala, Maui, discovered 19 near-Earth asteroids on the night of January 29, the most asteroids discovered by one telescope on a single night. “This record number of discoveries shows that PS1 is the … Continue reading

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AMOS Conference Update: technical papers available online

There’s a status report on the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) and studies analyzing factors and consequences of the February 2009 collision of the Iridium 33 and Cosmos 2251 satellites. A team with the Air Force Research … Continue reading

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PDS Wins 2009 Mayor’s Small Business Award

Pacific Defense Solutions, LLC (PDS) was announced as the winner of the 2009 Mayor’s Small Business Awards Program at the “Looking Back, Moving Forward” dinner held at the Wailea Marriott on October 23rd, 2009. Mayor Charmaine Tavares recognized PDS as … Continue reading

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Astronomy Consortium Chooses Haleakala as Site for Advanced Technology Telescope

The world’s largest instrument for studying the sun and its complex magnetic field, the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) is one step closer to reality, and to a location on Haleakala, Maui. The ATST is an international project led by … Continue reading

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Advanced Technology Research Center Groundbreaking

The Institute for Astronomy of the University of Hawaii broke ground on January 14, 2005, for a new 15,000 square foot, two story facility near Kula, Maui. The Advanced Technology Research Center (ATRC), promises to be the gathering place in … Continue reading

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