Chicago Society for Space Studies
2008 Activities

During 2008, the Chicago Society for Space Studies has either sponsored or participated in the following activities.

DateActivityDescription
01/14/2008Public Advocacy,
Galaxies, Nebulas, and Stars in the Universe, Roselle Public Library, Roselle, IL

Jim Kovac - incredible images made possible by the Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra Space Telescopes along with a discussion of Dark Matter in the Universe. Attendance=16

01/24/2008Public Advocacy,
Review of the Year in Space, Rotary Club of Franklin Park, Franklin Park, City, IL

Larry Boyle. Review of What Happened in Space in 2007. Attendance=12

02/05/2008Public Advocacy,
Worlds of the Solar System, Willard Elementary School, River Forrest, IL

Jim Kovac - an exploration of Mars with the Mars Exploration Rovers and Jupiter and its incredible moons for local Cub Scout packs, their leaders, and parents. Attendance=58

02/08/2008Public Advocacy,
The Outer Planets - Missions and Discoveries, Skokie Valley Astronomers, Deerfield, IL

Jim Kovac - an exploration of Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune from the Galileo and Voyager missions. Attendance=40

02/15/2008Public Advocacy,
The Outer Planets - Missions and Discoveries, Lake County Astronomical Society, Ingleside, IL

Jim Kovac - an exploration of Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune from the Galileo and Voyager missions. Attendance=50

02/15/2008Public Advocacy,
The Universe According to Monty Python, Capricon Science Fiction Convention, Arlington Heights, IL

Jim Plaxco gave a presentation discussing the astronomy of Monty Python'sGalaxy Song. Attendance=45

02/17/2008Public Advocacy,
Imaging Mars, Capricon Science Fiction Convention, Arlington Heights, IL

Jim Plaxco gave a presentation about the image processing of image data returned by the various robotic missions to Mars. Attendance=36

02/17/2008Public Advocacy,
Podcasting, Capricon Science Fiction Convention, Arlington Heights, IL

Jim Plaxco participated in a panel discussion on podcasting. Attendance=12

02/17/2008Public Advocacy,
Solar Power from Space to Earth, Capricon Science Fiction Convention, Arlington Heights, IL

Jim Plaxco gave a presentation on Space Solar Power and Lunar Solar Power. Attendance=40

02/20/2008Public Advocacy,
Worlds of the Solar System, Eisenhower Junior High School, Hoffman Estates, IL

Jim Kovac - an exploration of Mars with the Mars Exploration Rovers and Jupiter and its incredible moons for area elementary school students and their parents attending the Science Fair Event. Attendance=57

03/03/2008Public Advocacy,
Galaxies, Nebulas, and Stars in the Universe, Bloomingdale Public Library, Bloomingdale, IL

Jim Kovac - incredible images made possible by the Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra Space Telescopes along with a discussion of Dark Matter in the Universe. Attendance=14

03/13/2008Public Advocacy,
Intelligent Travelers Guide to Mars, Kelly High School , Chicago , IL

Gave a general presentation about Mars to the school's science club and physics class. Attendance=32

03/14/2008Public Advocacy,
Solar Power from Space for Earth, Hinsdale Public Library, Hinsdale, IL

Jim Plaxco gave a presentation on Space Solar Power and Lunar Solar Power. Attendance=25

03/14/2008Public Advocacy,
Apollo Missions to the Moon, Hinsdale Public Library, Hinsdale, IL

Larry Boyle. Review of Manned Moon Missions. Attendance=8

03/19/2008Public Advocacy,
Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Morton Grove Public Library, Morton Grove, IL

Jim Kovac and John Vittallo - amazing images captured by the Cassini-Huygens mission of Saturn, its rings, and moons; also, the St. Andrews Rocket Team described their achievements. Attendance=57

03/21/2008Public Advocacy,
Mars -- Missions and Mysteries, Northwest Suburban Astronomers, Hoffman Estates, IL

Jim Kovac - exploration of the Red Planet with the Mars Exploration Rovers as well as a discussion of lingering questions and mysteries. Attendance=40

04/10/2008Public Advocacy,
Mars -- Missions and Mysteries, Glen Ellyn Public Library, Glen Ellyn, IL

Jim Kovac - exploration of the Red Planet with the Mars Exploration Rovers as well as a discussion of lingering questions and mysteries. Attendance=40

04/15/2008Public Advocacy,
Apollo Missions to the Moon,Grace Lutheran Church, Seniors Group River Forest IL

Larry Boyle. Review of Manned Moon Missions, Attendance=15

05/02/2008Public Advocacy,
Best-of-the-Best PresentationWellington Banquet Hall,
Arlington Heights, IL
Jim Kovac - a short excerpt of the Galaxies, Nebulas, and Stars in the Universe presentation to be given to Chicago area library program directors as part of the 2008 Best-of-the-Best Event.
05/09/2008Public Advocacy,
Galaxies, Nebulas, and Stars in the Universe
Hinsdale Public Library,
Hinsdale, IL
Jim Kovac - incredible images made possible by the Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra Space Telescopes along with a discussion of Dark Matter in the Universe.
05/10/2008Public Advocacy,
Galaxies, Nebulas, and Stars in the Universe
Astronomy Day, Harper College,
Palatine, IL
Jim Kovac - incredible images made possible by the Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra Space Telescopes along with a discussion of Dark Matter in the Universe.
05/10/2008Public Advocacy,
The Universe According to Monty Python
Astronomy Day, Harper College,
Palatine, IL
Jim Plaxco gave a presentation that analyzed the astronomical statements made in Monty Python's song The Galaxy Song.
05/13/2008Public Advocacy,
The Solar System in 3D
Campanelli School,
Schaumburg, IL
Jim Plaxco gave a presentation about the solar system using 3D images to the school's third grade classes.
05/23/2008Public Advocacy,
Worlds of the Solar System
MacArthur Middle School,
Prospect Heights, IL
Jim Kovac - an exploration of Mars with the Mars Exploration Rovers and Jupiter and its incredible moons for the combined 6th grade classes and their teachers.
06/13/2008Public Advocacy,
Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn
Skokie Valley Astronomers,
Deerfield, IL
Jim Kovac and John Vittallo - amazing images captured by the Cassini-Huygens mission of Saturn, its rings, and moons.
09/27/2008Public Advocacy,
Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn
Wilmette Public Library,
Wilmette, IL
Jim Kovac and John Vittallo - amazing images captured by the Cassini-Huygens mission of Saturn, its rings, and moons.
10/17/2008Public Advocacy,
Mysteries of Mars and Neptune
Northwest Suburban Astronomers,
Hoffman Estates, IL
Jim Kovac - investigation of the lingering questions and mysteries of the Red Planet as well as exploration of the ice giant at the outer edge of the Solar System along with its amazing moon, Triton.


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