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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ALCON 2017, Casper, WY

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