The Chicago Society for Space Studies (CSSS) has been actively promoting the exploration of space and educating the public about space exploration and the solar system since 1977.
As a pro-space organization, the CSSS has sponsored the appearance in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs of astronauts, a cosmonaut, and a variety of space industry professionals, as well as producing our own original programming.
To learn about our upcoming events, as well as a number of past programs, visit our Activities page.
As a part of our educational mission, the Chicago Society for Space Studies maintains a Speakers Bureau. Our speakers have provided space exploration related presentations to youth groups, astronomy clubs, libraries, museums, and schools in the Chicago area. If you have a group that would like to learn more about space exploration, please see our Speakers Bureau page for details.
We hope that you identify with and support our organization’s mission. If you do agree with our goals, then please consider joining us. With your support, we can make a difference.
The following documents are provided to help people understand who we, the members and officers of the Chicago Society for Space Studies, are and what we as an organization stand for.
Who We Are
- A Brief History of the Chicago Society for Space Studies
- Chicago Society for Space Studies Statement of Philosophy
- Officers and Directors of the Chicago Society for Space Studies
- Bylaws of the Chicago Society for Space Studies (PDF)
- PDF version of the Chicago Society for Space Studies Membership Form
- Photo Gallery
|Apollo 13 astronaut Captain James Lovell, CSSS Vice President Jim Plaxco holding the NSS’ Heinlein Award, and NSS Executive Director George Whitesides before the formal award ceremony at the Illinois Institute of Technology on June 12, 2004.|
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