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05
August
2014

AMOS Conference announces technical short courses

The AMOS Conference has announced the addition of technical short courses prior to this year's Conference in Maui, Hawaii.


USRA will sponsor two courses, "Principles of Adaptive Optics for Space Situational Awareness" and "Ground and Airborne Infrared Astronomy for Space Situational Awareness". The AMOS Conference will be held September 9-12 and the short courses will take place prior to the conference on Sunday, September 7.


The courses will be taught by highly regarded industry experts including Dr. Robert Fugate, Senior Advisor to USRA on Adaptive Optics and SSA, and Dr. Eric Becklin, USRA's Chief Science Advisor, Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy ( SOFIA ).


The AMOS Conference explains, "the small size of each class gives you an excellent opportunity for personalized instruction and provides opportunities for working professionals to upgrade their technical job skills and remain abreast of recent developments in their respective fields of interest."



  • Learn from subject-matter experts with proven track records in their fields of expertise.
  • Certificates of Attendance are available for those who register and attend a course.
  • The courses will take place on Sunday, September 7; each course will be four (4) hours in length.
  • A minimum of 10 registered participants is needed to hold each course.
  • The cost for each course is $50.00 and registration details are available at www.amostech.com
  • Download Course Descriptions



Beam Control
By Dr. Jim Riker, Senior Scientist, the Optical Sciences Company

Principles of Adaptive Optics for Space Situational Awareness (Sponsored by USRA )
By Dr. Robert Fugate, Senior Advisor to USRA on Adaptive Optics and SSA

Ground and Airborne Infrared Astronomy for Space Situational Awareness (Sponsored by USRA )
By Dr. Eric Becklin, USRA's Chief Science Advisor, Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), and Professor Emeritus, UCLA

Space Trash
By Mr. Gene Stansbery, Program Manager, Orbital Debris Program Office, NASA/JSC




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