Cameron "Cam" WIPPER

Cam Wipper

Title: Remote Observer

Group: Astronomy

Originally from Nanaimo, British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada,
I moved to Hawai'i in 2011 to attend the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
During my studies at UH Hilo, I quickly discovered I had a strong interest
in the physical observatories, their telescopes, and the role they play as the
facilitators of astronomical discovery. As a result of this realization, I made
an effort to tailor my experience and education towards observatory operations
and technical support, rather than scientific research. This ultimately allowed
me to obtain my current position at CFHT in 2015, where my primary duty is to
spend ~90 nights per year conducting the nighttime telescope operations and
astronomical data collection for astronomers here in Hawaii and around the world.