The Chicago Society for Space Studies engages in a number of activities. These activities include meetings, field trips, public education events via our Speakers Bureau, and our moon base project.
Sunday, March 26, 2017.
Return to Jupiter: NASA's Juno Mission
A presentation about the NASA Juno mission to Jupiter that is free and open to the public.
Sunday, December 11, 2016.
Annual Party and Space Year in Review Presentation
A once a year tradition that is free and open to the public.
Sunday, October 09, 2016.
The Impact of Space Policy on Space Settlement
A presentation about the impact space policy has on the future of space development and space settlement.
Sunday, June 19, 2016.
Prospects for Interstellar Travel
A special presentation by David Raske, formerly of Argonne National Laboratory and a veteran of the NASA Apollo program.
Sunday, March 20, 2016.
Space is Open For Business:
Business Opportunities on the High Frontier
Featuring a special presentation by Orbital Transports CEO David Hurst.
To find out about upcoming meetings and events, visit our Coming Events page.
Also, be sure to join one or more of our social media groups as they will have postings regarding other Chicago area space events. Our social media groups are:
Spacewatch was originally the print newsletter mailed to all CSSS members. In addition to covering CSSS activities, it provided reporting on significant space news. After many years of publication and the growth of access to comprehensive space news via the Internet, publication was discontinued. One consequence of this action was the decision to eliminate compulsory membership dues, as the bulk of those dues had gone towards covering publication costs.
Spacewatch is now an e-newsletter published quarterly that focuses on local activities. Anyone can freely subscribe. For additional information and to preview sample back issues, visit the Spacewatch subscription and sample issues page
A summary of our past activities is available for:
To see a list of some of our pre-2004 activities, visit our Past Events page. You can also read the details of our Mars on Earth program that featured Robert Zubrin in person. We also have available a review of our 2001 Space Exploration Roundtable event as well as our CSSS Field Trip to Fermi Lab in March 2006.
To arrange for one of our speakers to give your group or organization a space related presentation, visit our Speakers Bureau.
Project Moon Base
In 2004, we embarked on a project to create a modular, expandable model of a moon base to serve as an educational tool. You can read about this project at our CSSS Moon Base Armstrong Project page.
To find out how you can help the Chicago Society for Space Studies promote space exploration in the Chicago area, please check out our Membership page.
We Speak Space
If your group needs a speaker or program, see our