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