Shadia Rifai Habbal’s first eclipse expedition to India in 1995, led to the establishment of a small international group of “solar wind sherpas”, as she has nicknamed them, and a record number of discoveries from eclipse observations between 2001 and 2019. A professor of astronomy at the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Hawaii, she is also one of the scientific editors for the Astrophysical Journal.
Professor Shadia Habbal
Astronomer, Faculty Chair
Institute for Astronomy – University of Hawaii