Henry Sipes became interested in space as a kid using money saved from cucumber sales to fly Estes rockets. Carl Sagan's TV series Cosmos fueled his interest in astronomy and science. After graduating from Meade County High School, he went on to get a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the School of Interdisciplinary Engineering at Purdue University, where he completed course work in Spacecraft Design, Geology, and Astronomy.
Henry has continued to feed his passion for space by building telescopes and small observatories. He has conducted many private and public astronomy programs for the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other groups since 1990. In 2006, he was honored to accept a volunteer park astronomer position at the Otter Creek Park Observatory near Fort Knox. He now volunteers for the Jefferson Community and Technical College and Harrison County Parks and Recreation Department as Park Astronomer for South Harrison Park, Indiana.
Henry resides in a small subdivision near Flaherty, Kentucky commuting to New Albany, Indiana where he works as a packaging engineer, designing thermoformed trays used in the automated placement of electronic connectors to printed circuit boards (PCBs) for use in everything from medical devices to spacecraft systems.