Chicago Society for Space Studies

 

Promoting Space Exploration For All of Us

Chicago Society for Space Studies is the largest space advocacy organization in Illinois and one of the oldest in the nation. 

Our Mission

Space Education

To serve as a space education resource for the general public. 

SPACE Policy

To provide input to elected officials on matters of U.S. space policy and to support policies viewed as having a posItive impact on space development.

speakers bureau

To serve as a regional center of excellence in delivering space-related educational programming to schools, museums, and other civic organizations. 

public events

To host and/or sponsor public events and speakers that provide valuable space-related educational programs to the community.

We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

Those of us who have volunteered to organize, lead, conduct public outreach,  and develop educational presentations are working to shape our future in space.  It is our conviction that a dynamic program of space development is a key component of humanity’s ability to continue to improve our overall quality of life and standard of living.  We hope that you too share our passion and that you will join us in our efforts to shape the future. 

Happening Now

2019 Space Year in Review and Annual Space Party

2019 Space Year in Review and Annual Space Party

The 2019 Space Year in Review Program and Annual Space Party Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019 Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Location: Adult Classroom (on the 2nd Floor), Schaumburg Township District Library 130 South Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL Link to Google Maps for...

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Recent Activities

The Impact of Apollo: A CSSS Program

The July meeting of the Chicago Society for Space Studies (CSSS) will feature a panel discussion on the impact of the Apollo program, with an emphasis on the Apollo 11 mission as July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of humanity's first steps on another world....

CSSS Meeting: Using Antimatter to Reach the Stars

Using Antimatter to Reach the Stars Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019 Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Location: Rasmussen South (on the 2nd Floor), Schaumburg Township District Library 130 South Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL Link to Google Maps for Schaumburg Library Location...

A new space race has begun, and most Americans are not even aware of it. This race is not about political prestige or military power. This new race involves the whole human species in a contest against time… To save the Earth we must look beyond it, to interplanetary space. To prevent the collapse of civilization and the end of the world as we know it, we must understand that our planet does not exist in isolation.

Ben Bova, The High Road, 1981