Night Sky

Dr. Caitlin Ahrens

Caitlin is a graduate of West Virginia University with B.S. degrees in Geology and Physics/Astrophysics. Her research background includes theoretical seismology, mineral analysis on the Martian surface, and radio astronomy. In Spring 2020, she received her Ph.D. in space and planetary sciences at the University of Arkansas on her research simulating Pluto conditions in her lab to create various ice phases and researching Plutonian glaciers. Currently, Caitlin is a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center working on lunar ices and impact craters. In 2018, Catlin was awarded as one of Ten Outstanding Young Americans.

Title: Back to the Future - Lunar Exploration

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Our schedule is full for ALCon Virtual. Thanks to all that have offered to speak.



Our upcoming virtual convention on August 19-21 will be a first of its kind event in League history. To assure the success of this free event, we are offering extraordinary speakers, fascinating virtual tours, recognition for our 2020 and 2021 award recipients, and the best door prizes ever offered at a League convention.

Rather than ask many vendors for routine door prizes, we are asking each League member society, or any interested League member, to consider sponsoring one door prize in the $150 to $200 range, if possible.

If you are a League member society, or an individual member, and would like to sponsor a door prize, contact a convention co-chair, Terry Mann, or Chuck Allen. They can be contacted using the form on this website.

Sponsors will be invited to make a brief virtual presentation regarding their club or their League involvement during the live presentation of their door prize.

Thanks for your consideration. Most of the questions you may have about the door prize process are answered in the FAQ.

ALCON 2017, Casper, WY