National Space Society 2021 Excellence in Speaker Outreach Award
On July 31, 2021 the National Space Society held its annual Chapters Awards Ceremony to recognize those chapters whose activities during the 2020 calendar year merited recognition.
Sloan Digital Sky Survey Webinar
The next meeting of the Chicago Society for Space Studies will be Sunday April 18 at 1:00pm Central time and will be a Zoom webinar titled The Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
Book Review: Beyond Earth’s Edge The Poetry of Spaceflight
It was on the insideNSS platform that I met Christopher Cokinos, one of the editors of the book Beyond Earth’s Edge The Poetry Of Spaceflight. I indicated to Chris that I was interested in reviewing his book and he agreed. I had two reasons for wanting to do this book review.
Summary of CSSS Speakers Bureau Presentations for 2020
Image: Planet Earth as Art was a presentation given at a joint virtual meeting of Chicago Society for Space Studies (CSSS) and the Huntsville Alabama L5 (HAL5) Society. 2020 was a difficult year for all of us - and that includes the CSSS Speakers Bureau. Not...
A NSS Space Forum Presentation on the Mars Society Mars City State Design Contest
CSSS President Jim Plaxco will be a speaker at the next National Space Society Space Forum. His topic will be How To Design A Martian Civilization Of One Million People: Experiences From The Mars City-State Design Competition which addresses his experiences as a...
Space Exploration Highlights of 2020
This review of the space activities of 2020 features the happenings in both the national and private sectors. 72 nations have space agencies with most being small.
National Space Society Space Forum 2020 Space Year In Review
Chicago Society for Space Studies (CSSS) is pleased to invite you to the National Space Society's Space Forum being held Thursday, December 17, 2020 from 9:00pm to 10:15pm EST. The program for this Zoom webinar, which is open to the public, is 2020 - The Space Year in...
2020 Space Year in Review Webinar
The 2020 Space Year in Review Webinar Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020 Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Central Location: Online via Zoom Registration is via Eventbrite: Eventbrite Registration Form Description: Due to the Covid situation, CSSS will not be having our annual...
Factors Impacting the Sustainability of a Lunar Economy
By Jim Plaxco, President, Chicago Society for Space Studies Based on a presentation given at the 2020 Lunar Development Conference In considering the Moon as a future economic resource there are a number of factors that must be considered when evaluating the economic...
Post-Detection SETI Protocols and METI: The Time Has Come To Regulate Them Both
There is an ongoing debate pertaining to the question of whether Earth should initiate intentional and powerful radio transmissions to putative extra-terrestrial (ET) civilizations in the hope of attracting ET's attention. This practice is known as METI (Messaging to...