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Spacewatch - December 2013

December 29 CSSS Meeting: 2013 Space Year in Review Program and Party

On Sunday December 29 Chicago Society for Space Studies will meet for our annual Christmas Party and CSSS VP Larry Boyle's annual Space Year in Review presentation in which Larry covers the highlights of the year's space exploration and development activities.

Refreshments will be served, complimentary copies of Ad Astra - the magazine of the National Space Society - will be available, and there might even be a door prize or two. We will conclude with a short business meeting to discuss future CSSS activities.

This meeting is free and open to the public so be sure to invite friends and family. I hope to see you all there.

Event Details:
When: 12:15pm Sunday December 29, 2013
Where: Adult Classroom (on the 2nd Floor)
Schaumburg Township District Library
130 South Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL

This information is also available on the CSSS web site events page.

 


Roadmap to Space Settlement 2014 International Student Art Contest

The National Space Society (NSS) has announced its Roadmap to Space Settlement 2014 International Student Art Contest. If you know any students who have an interest in both space and art you should let them know about this contest. As one of the art judges for the contest, I have written a short article about the contest that you can read on my personal blog:
Roadmap to Space Settlement 2014 International Student Art Contest

 


CSSS Call for Writers

For 2014, CSSS would like to solicit our members for space-related articles that can be used as content for our web site. Articles can be technical or non-technical. They can be a book review or a first hand account of a personal experience. There is no set word limit and your article can be submitted as either a text file, a Word document, an OpenOffice document, or as HTML if you prefer.

If you would like to write but would like to consult on possible topics, please contact Jim Plaxco at xxxx

 


Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set their sights on space travel, moon mining

On November 18, PBS Newshour aired a segment on newspace that included excerpts from a documentary produced by station KQED. The 25 minute video, titled Silicon Valley Goes to Space is available online in its entirety and is recommended viewing for all who are interested in commercial space.

KQED documentary Silicon Valley Goes to Space video link



Coming Events

 

March 2014: CSSS Hosted Event

The next meeting of the Chicago Society for Space Studies is planned for March 2014 and will feature a guest speaker. Details will be forthcoming.



This Issue's Quotation

 

A manuscript I wrote on January 14, 1918 ... and deposited in a friend's safe ... speculated as to the last migration of the human race, as consisting of a number of expeditions sent out into the regions of thickly distributed stars, taking in a condensed form all the knowledge of the race, using either atomic energy or hydrogen, oxygen and solar energy... [It] was contained in an inner envelope which suggested that the writing inside should be read only by an optimist.

Robert Goddard from material for an autobiography, 1927



What Do You Think?

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Chicago Society for Space Studies is a chapter of
the National Space Society

For questions, contact Jim Plaxco at 847.923.7122 or

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