Ric (robert) Alling is the inaugural director of the Marston Exploration Theater at the School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University. Ric is principally involved in the development of informal science theme education experiences for diverse audiences in a unique stereographic visualization environment of the Marston Theater. Ric brings a life long interest of Astronomy in Culture to his role in education and public outreach translating and delivering complex science concepts, attached to ASU academic interest, to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Ric comes to Arizona State University with an extensive background in operations management at non-profit cultural institutions, capital projects management and production design. This work includes 17 years at the Scottsdale Cultural Council highlighted by the project administration of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the renovation of the Center for the Performing Arts. His other interests include Southwest prehistory, archaeology and exhibit design. Ric earned a BA in Interdisciplenary Studies, emphasis in Theater and Anthropology and is completing a MA in Museum Studies in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change.