VP of Astronomy club for a year
Now: Working at Subaru Telescope as an Observatory Systems Associate ("Telescope Operator").
VIS and AMiBA telescope on Mauna Loa
Josh Williams is an Operator for Subaru Observatory where he’s been since March of 2011. He got his Bachelor’s of Science degree in 2007 from the University of Hawaii – Hilo where he majored in Astronomy, and minored in Physics and Mathematics. Since graduating he has spent a significant amount of his time above an altitude of 9,000 ft. in various facets – as a volunteer and then Interpretive Guide at the Visitor Information Station on Mauna Kea (9,100 ft.), a Telescope Operator for the AMiBA Observatory on Mauna Loa (~11,100 ft.), and now as a Telescope Operator on the “proper” mountain, Mauna Kea (13,800 ft.). As a long time regular on Mauna Kea he has enjoyed eating copious amounts of ice cream at the mid-level facility.
The opportunity to study astronomy while in Hawai'i.
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(Updated November 3, 2015)
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