In this Speaker Series talk, Cam Wipper will tell the story of how he found himself on Maunakea.
Speaker Series: Hawaiian nights, from Vancouver Island to Maunakea

In this Speaker Series talk Friday, August 28, Cam will tell the story of how he found himself on Maunakea.

Friday, August 28, 2020
7 p.m. EDT
Register here

Growing up in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Cam Wipper never imagined he would be spend nearly a decade (and counting) living in Hawaii and working on Maunakea, the best place on Earth for astronomical observations. 

In this Speaker Series talk, “Hawaiian nights: A personal journey from Vancouver Island to Maunakea,” Cam will tell the story of how he found himself on Maunakea — from his days as a student at Vancouver Island University to his first night up on the summit of Maunakea, nearly 14,000 feet (4200m) above sea level. The talk will also include a brief history of astronomy in Hawaii, as well as an exploration of how a modern astronomical observatory conducts scientific observations.

All will be told from the perspective of a telescope operator and scientific observer, a position Cam has held at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope since 2015. 

You can register for the talk here.

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