CURRICULUM VITAE : Ann L. Sprague, Ph.D.
am a Senior Research Associate at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL), The
2004 Convener of Surface-bounded Exospheres session
for the Spring AGU meeting in
2004 - 2007 Management Operations Working Group (MOWG) for KECK and IRTF telescopes
2003-2005 Division for Planetary Sciences Committee
2003 Scientific Organizing Committee Mercury Session IAU Symposium Sydney Australia, August 2003
Scientific Organizing Committee Hapke
2001 Scientific Organizing Committee Mercury
2002-2003 elected position, AAAS Nominating Committee
2002 Solar System Decadal Survey: Inner Planets and Mars Sub-panels
1999 – 2002 COMPLEX
1995-present member of numerous review panels for NASA and NSF
1998-2000 ICARUS Editorial Board
1998- DPS 98 Organizing Committee
1998-Chair “Thermal Emission Spectroscopy and Data Analysis of Dusts, Disks and Regoliths”
1997 Convener of Mars Telescopic Workshop II, held
1995-96 DPS Organizing Committee
1994-96 Terrestrial Planets Science Working Group (TePSWg), subcommittee.
1994 International Astronomical
1992-1995 AIAA, Technical Sub-Committee of Space Sciences.
1991-1994 Chair, Committee for the Status of Women in Planetary Science for the Division of Planetary Sciences, Amer. Ast. Society
1991 Guest editor for a special issue on the Moon: Geophysical Research Letters
1991 Organizational Committee for the Division of Planetary Science Annual Meeting:
Administrator for the Mars Ball Organization:
AWARDS AND HONORS:
1996 Exceptional Achievement Award, from
1995 NASA Group Achievement Award, from NASA for contributions to the outstanding
achievements of the Kuiper Airborne Astronomy Program in observing Comet
Shoemaker Levy 9.
1990 Gerard P. Kuiper Memorial Award. This award is given to a graduating student from the
Department of Planetary Sciences at
outstanding research and scholastic capability.
INVITED TALKS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS:
2003 Sprague, A. L. “Search for volcanics and pyroxene in Mercury’s regolith” IAU Symposium,
Sprague, A. L. "Mercury MESSENGER
Mariner 10 and Ground-based Observations", May 24, ISDC 2001,
2001 Sprague, A. L. "Mars Atmosphere: A Review With Emphasis on Future Missions"
2000 Sprague, A. L. "Mercury's Tenuous Atmosphere; Enigmas and Opportunities"
Spring meeting, June 6,
2000 Sprague, A. L.
"Mercury: What We Know About
This Unusual Planet", April 12,
1997 Sprague, A. L. “Gaseous components of Mercury: exogenous and endogenous” AGU, San
Francisco, Dec. 1997.
1996 Hunten, D.M. and A. L. Sprague Origin and Character of the Lunar and Mercurian
Atmospheres COSPAR, presented
1996 Sprague, A. L. Mercury: New Perspectives and Unanswered Questions. Western Pacific
1996 Sprague, A. L. Dust and Hydrocarbons from SL-9. Western Pacific Geophysical Meeting.
1996 Sprague, A. L. “A Coronograph for Lunar Atmosphere Studies” DPS sub-committee on
Coronographic Telescopes. Presented, Tues. October 22.
1995 Sprague, A. L. Mid-infrared observations and the Chemistry following the Impact
of Comet Shoemaker Levy-9 into the Jovian Atmosphere AAAS Annual meeting,
1994 Sprague, A. L. A Comparison of the Lunar and Mercurian Na and K Atmospheres. July
13, at Search for other Solar
1993 Sprague, A. L. The Lunar Sodium Atmosphere and Related Topics: A Review. Sodium
1992 Sprague, A. L. Surface Mineralogy of Asteroids Determined from Mid-Infrared
Spectroscopy: The Potential. Astronomical Infrared Spectroscopy Conference,
1991 Sprague, A. L. Mercury: A Review of Recent (1989-present) Results from Observations
and Theory. DPS annual meeting, Bull. Am. Astron. Soc., 23, 1192.
1991 Morgan, T. H., Sprague, A. L., Hunten, D.M., Potter, A. E., Recent Observations of the
Lunar Atmosphere. Spring meeting of the American Geophysical Union. EOS, 72,
Doctor of Philosophy in Planetary Science: May, 1990
Minor in Optical Sciences
Dissertation: 1990 An Observational Comparison of Mercury and the Moon.
Master of Arts in Astronomy: June, 1982
Investigation of Equatorial Plasma Depletions Using All-sky Photographs of 6300 Angstrom Airglow. Masters Thesis,
1983 Mendillo, Michael and Ann L. Tyler, Geometry of Depleted Plasma
Regions in the Equatorial Ionosphere. JGR, 88, 5778 - 5782.
Bachelor of Arts in
Geology: June, 1969
AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS:
1990 Gerard P. Kuiper Memorial Award
An award for outstanding scholarship and research of a cash prize and honor given by
the Department of
1969 Chauncy Holmes Outstanding Geology Major
A stipend and book were awarded to a senior geology major that had shown
academic and scholarly
achievement in studies in the Department of Geology at
1969 1968 NDEA Scholarships.
These scholarships were awarded
to students with high scholastic achievement who promised to pursue
public school teaching.
Adjunct Instructor of Astronomy and Introduction to Mathematics
Astronomy 101 teaching assistant
Director of Planetarium that served area school district and community
International Astronomical Union Section 16: Planetary Science
American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Science
American Association for the Advancement of Science