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National Space Society
Chicago Area Chapters

Astrodigital is proud to be a supporter of and the sponsor for the Chicago area chapters of the National Space Society. The National Space Society's vision is people living and working in thriving communities beyond Earth. NSS members promote change in social, technical, economic, and political conditions to advance the day when people will live and work in space.

Note that the Chicago Society for Space Studies maintains a Speakers Bureau that provides speakers to libraries, schools, museums, and civic groups for space related presentations.

Click one of the text links below to visit that chapter's web site.

For news about upcoming NSS chapter sponsored events, be sure to read the News. Alternatively you may want to subscribe to the SpaceinChicago Yahoo group to receive periodic announcements.

To be notified of space events in the Chicago area, subscribe to spaceinchicago by entering your email address in the box below and clicking on the Yahoo image button.
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Some Past Events Sponsored by either the Chicago Society for Space Studies, the Chicago Space Frontier Society, or both


Program:Advance Screening of the IMAX 3D movie "Walking on the Moon"
Date:Sept. 22 2005
Location:Navy Pier IMAX, Chicago
Description:An advance screening of the new 3D IMAX movie "Walking on the Moon" with all proceeds being used to benefit the National Space Society and the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.
Link:Walking on the Moon Magnificient Desolation

Program:Mars on Earth, A Special Presentation Featuring Dr. Robert Zubrin in person
Date:November 9, 2003
Location:Schaumburg Library, Schaumburg IL
Description:A special presentation by Mars Society President and author Dr. Robert Zubrin.
Link:Click here for detailed information on this event.

Program:Lunar Solar Power: A Special Presentation by By Dr. David Criswell
Date:October 23, 2003
Location:University of Chicago
Description:A special presentation by the creator of the Lunar Solar Power concept Dr. David Criswell
Link:Click here for detailed information on the Lunar Solar Power program.

Program:Space Day at the Adler Planetarium
Date:July 19, 2003 11:00am to 3:30pm
Location:Adler Planetarium. Chicago IL
Description:See the following presentations:
Mars in 3-D
Space Suit Demo
Toys in Space
Spirit and Opportunity - The Mars Exploration Rovers
Apollo 11
presented by speakers from the Chicaago chapters of the National Space Society.
Volunteers from the Chicago area chapters of the National Space Society will be at the Adler Planetariium 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.
Link:NA

Program:Solar Power From Space for Earth
Date:March 23, 2003
Location:Niles Public Library, Niles IL
Description:A presentation by Jim Plaxco detailing the concept of solar power satellites, their construction from lunar materials, and their Lunar Solar Power counterpart.
Link:Space Solar Power details

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

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