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Astrodigital Space News for the Chicago Area

Check this space for news about upcoming presentations and space related events in the Chicago area.

March 1, 2005: See the presentations "Mars As Art"

The presentation "Mars As Art" looks at the planet Mars on an artistic level using digital images of the planet taken by the Mars Global Surveyor. Included is an overview of the MGS mission and camera, a selection of processed images of the martian surface, and a selection of the digital art created by the speaker out of several MGS images. See the presentations "Mars As Art" at the following locations

8:00pm Friday March 11, 2005
Skokie Valley Astronomers at the Ryerson Nature Center,
21950 Riverwoods Rd., Riverwoods, IL

7:30 pm Friday March 25, 2005
Northwest Suburban Astronomers at the Vogelei Park Barn, Hoffman Estates Park District
650 W. Higgins Rd Hoffman Estates, IL
NOTE: You can only enter the parking lot for the Vogelei Park Barn while going west on Higgins. If you miss the entrance the firs time you will have to loop around and come back.


Sept. 22 2005: Attend a Special Advance Screening of "Walking on the Moon"

NSS and CSSS members and friends can attend a special advance screening of the newest IMAX 3D movie "Walking on the Moon" on Sept. 22 2005 at the Navy Pier, Chicago IMAX theatre. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to benefit the National Space Society and the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.

For event details, click the "Walking on the Moon" graphic.

Walking on the Moon
IMAX Walking on the Moon Event Details


Mars on Earth: A Special Presentation by Dr. Robert Zubrin

Author, conceptualizer of the Mars Direct mission architecture and President of the Mars Society Dr. Robert Zubrin will be the special guest of the Chicago Society for Space Studies. His presentation will "Mars on Earth" will be about his latest book of the same name. This event will be Sunday November 9, 2003 3:00pm at the Schaumburg Library. Click here for detailed information on this event.


Attend a Special Presentation on Lunar Solar Power featuring Dr. David Criswell

Dr. David Criswell, the inventor of the Lunar Solar Power concept will be giving a presentation explaining the advantages of Lunar Solar Power, as opposed to Space Solar Power, Thursday October 23, 2003 5:00pm at the University of Chicago.
Click here for detailed information on the Lunar Solar Power program.


Attend a Celebration of Space Exploration at the Adler Planetarium

Come join the Chicago Society for Space Studies and the Chicago Space Frontier Society to celebrate the exploration of space. Volunteers from the Chicago area chapters of the National Space Society will be at the Adler Planetarium providing a variety of educational presentations for the public. In addition to the presentations, there will be make and take activities for children and a space information table. Be sure to stop in, attend some presentations, and visit with local representatives of the National Space Society.

Chapter volunteers will be giving the following presentations:

The event will be Saturday July 19, 2003 11:00am to 3:30pm at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago IL. The presentations are free with paid museum admission.


Solar Power From Space for Earth: A Free Presentation

You are invited to attend a special presentation on Space Solar Power to be held Sunday March 23, 2003 at 1:30pm at the Niles Public Library in Niles IL.

Click here for additional details.



Need someone to talk about space to your group? Check out the Chicago Society for Space Studies Speakers Bureau

For space art, astronomy, and digital photography stories, visit the Artsnova Blog

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