On Sept. 20th the asteroid Didymos was predicted to occult a star. The resulting shadow would trace a path across the Earth and was predicted to be visible in a very narrow slice of the United Arab Emirates and Oman. IU Alumnus Ryan Lambert (Ph.D. 2021) flew down to Oman to work with local students and teachers to try and observe this event!
Ryan describes his experience: "Oman was a beautiful country with some of the nicest people I've ever met. One night when I had finished working late and all of the restaurants were closed, a group of students invited me to dine with them so I wouldn't go hungry. It was a great experience that I will never forget."