Cameron "Cam" Wipper

Cam Wipper

Title: Astronomy Technical Specialist

Group: Software

Originally from Nanaimo, British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada, Cam moved to Hawai'i in 2011 to attend the University of Hawaii at Hilo. During his studies at UH Hilo, he quickly discovered he 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, he made an effort to tailor his experience and education towards observatory operations and technical support, rather than scientific research. This ultimately allowed him to obtain a position at CFHT.

From 2015 to 2021, he served as a Remote Observer where his primary duty was to spend ~90 nights per year conducting the nighttime telescope operations and astronomical data collection. Since 2021, he has served as the Astronomy Technical Specialist for CFHT. In this position, he provides observing support during nighttime operations, manages of the observing fault reporting system, and assists with project prioritization and management of software development throughout the observatory.

Contact

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp.

65-1238 Māmalahoa Highway
Kamuela, Hawai'i, 96743
USA