Chicago Society for Space Studies
2006 Activities

During 2006, the Chicago Society for Space Studies has either sponsored or participated in the following activities.

DateActivityDescription
01/22/2006Board Meeting,
Omega Restaurant, Niles IL

Discussion of future events and membership drive.

01/26/2006Public Advocacy,
Roving Mars, IMAX Theater, Navy Pier, Chicago IL

Advanced presentation to NSS members, local astronomy clubs and "Space In Chicago" group=330 people in attendance

02/09/2006Public Advocacy,
Imaging Martian Marvels and Mysteries, Adler Planetarium, Chicago IL

Jim Plaxco taught 2 hour class on image processing and Mars exploration. Attendance=18

02/23/2006Public Advocacy,
Cassini Mission to Saturn, Arlington Heights, IL

John Vittallo talk, Motorola, attendance=39

02/25/2006Public Advocacy,
Cassini Mission to Saturn, River Forest, IL

John Vittallo talk, Willard Elementary School, attendance=66

03/05/2006Field Trip,
Fermi Lab, Batavia, IL

Free CSSS event with talk "Superstrings, Black Holes and Einstein" by Mark Jackson and tour of facilities. attendance=20

03/08/2006Public Advocacy,
Cassini Mission to Saturn, Lake Zurich, IL

John Vittallo talk , Ela Area Public Library, attendance=38

04/02/2006Board Meeting,
Omega Restaurant, Niles IL

Discussion to start online newsletter, ISDC, bylaws and summer field trip

04/04/2006Public Advocacy,
Cassini Mission to Saturn, Park Ridge, IL

John Vittallo talk, Park Ridge Public Library, attendance=65

04/26/2006Public Advocacy,
Solar System In 3D, Schaumburg, IL

Jim Plaxco talk at the Campanelli School.Attendance=75

04/26/2006Public Advocacy,
Cassini Mission to Saturn, Hoffman Estates, IL

John Vittallo talk, Eisenhower Junior High School, attendance=170

05/05/2006Public Advocacy,
Mars Science as Art using Subjective Image Processing, Los Angeles, CA

Jim Plaxco talk, ISDC, attendance=15

05/06/2006Public Advocacy,
Cassini Mission to Saturn, Schaumburg, IL

John Vittallo talk, Harper College Astronomy Day, attendance=35

05/13/2006Public Advocacy,
Back to the Moon Alice, IL

Jim Plaxco on panel, To Be Continued Science Convention, attendance=8

05/14/2006Public Advocacy,
50 Ways to Leave your Planet, IL

Jim Plaxco, To Be Continued Science Convention, attendance=4

05/21/2006Board Meeting,
Omega Restaurant, Niles IL

Discussion of upcoming field trip, membership brochure, and ISDC.

06/08/2006Lunar Display,
Jeske residence, Niles IL

Discuss next steps in design

06/10/2006Public Advocacy,
Mars Mission Image Processing, Naperville, IL

Jim Plaxco talk, Duckon Sci-Fi Convention, attendance=26

06/10/2006Public Advocacy,
Mars Retrospective, Naperville, IL

Jim Plaxco talk, Duckon Sci-Fi Convention, attendance=14

06/11/2006Public Advocacy,
Future of US Manned Missions, Naperville, IL

Jim Plaxco panel, Duckon Sci-Fi Convention, attendance=20

06/11/2006Public Advocacy,
Solar Power from Space, Naperville, IL

Jim Plaxco talk, Duckon Sci-Fi Convention, attendance=32

06/11/2006Public Advocacy,
Libertarian Paradise or a Totalitarian Hell, Naperville, IL

Jim Plaxco panel, Duckon Sci-Fi Convention, attendance=10

06/25/2006Lunar Display,
Jeske residence, Niles IL

Completion of two additional display squares

06/28/2006Public Advocacy,
Space and the Future of Energy, Chicago, IL

Jim Plaxco class, Adler Planetarium, attendance=12

07/07/2006Public Advocacy,
Cassini Mission to Saturn, Hoffman Estates, IL

John Vittallo talk, Northwest Suburban Astronomers, attendance=45

07/22/2006Field Trip,
Tripoli Rocket Group, Burlington, Wisconsin

Demonstration of high power model rockets, Attendance=13

09/08/2006Public Advocacy
Universe in Images, Deerfield IL

Jim Kovac talk, Skokie Valley Astronomers, attendance=20

09/12/2006Public Advocacy,
Mars-Missions and Mysteries, IL

Jim Kovac talk, Poplar Creek Library, attendance=25

09/19/2006Public Advocacy,
Cassini Mission to Saturn, Mt Prospect, IL

John Vittallo talk, Mt Prospect Public Library, attendance=60

10/04/2006Public Advocacy,
Cassini Mission to Saturn, Mundelein, IL

John Vittallo talk, Fremont Public Library, attendance=30

10/12/2006Public Advocacy,
Cassini Mission to Saturn, Skokie, IL

John Vittallo talk, Skokie Public Library, attendance=50

10/16/2006Public Advocacy,
Cassini Mission to Saturn, Elk Grove, IL

John Vittallo talk, Elk Grove Public Library, attendance=75

10/24/2006Public Advocacy,
Cassini Mission to Saturn, Bloomingdale, IL

Jim Kovac talk, Bloomingdale Library, attendance=15

10/30/2006Public Advocacy,
Cassini Mission to Saturn, Elgin, IL

Jim Kovac talk, Elgin Community College, attendance=60

11/05/2006Board Meeting,
Omega Restaurant, Niles IL

Discussed Adler Planetarium affiliate program, CSSS Blog, Adler Field Trip

11/10/2006Public Advocacy,
Worlds of the Solar System, Elgin, IL

Jim Kovac talk, Antioch Upper Grade School, attendance=356

11/11/2006Public Advocacy,
Defining the Drake Equation, Rosemont, IL

Jim Plaxco panel, Windycon Science Fiction Convention, attendance=38

11/11/2006Public Advocacy,
The Year in Science, Rosemont, IL

Jim Plaxco panel, Windycon Science Fiction Convention, attendance=36

11/11/2006Public Advocacy,
Designing a Spaceship, Rosemont, IL

Jim Plaxco panel, Windycon Science Fiction Convention, attendance=42

11/11/2006Public Advocacy,
The Universe According to Monty Python, Rosemont, IL

Jim Plaxco panel, Windycon Science Fiction Convention, attendance=24

11/17/2006Public Advocacy,
Space Year in Review, Deerfield, IL

Larry Boyle talk, Skokie Valley Astronomers, attendance=50

11/22/2006Public Advocacy,
Worlds of the Solar System

Jim Kovac talk, Sunnydale Elementary School, attendance=23

11/29/2006Public Advocacy,
Outer Solar System, Bartlett, IL

Jim Kovac talk, Bartlett Public Library, attendance=45

11/29/2006Education,
Gemini: Stepping Stone to the Moon,
Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL

Jim Plaxco taught a class about the Gemini program, done in conjunction with the Adler's new exhibit "Shoot for the Moon".

12/03/2006Public Advocacy,
Mars Mission and Mysteries, Batavia IL

Jim Kovac talk, Batavia Public Library, attendance=30

12/09/2006Field Trip,
Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL

Explore new exhibit "Shoot for the Moon", Attendance=8

12/18/2006Public Advocacy,
Cassini Mission to Saturn, Morton Grove, IL

John Vittallo talk, Morton Grove Public Library, attendance=25

12/19/2006Public Advocacy,
Mars Mission Image Processing, Schaumburg, IL

Jim Plaxco talk, Pixel Camera Club, attendance=36

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