Category: Space Entertainment

What's Happening This Week in Space: July 2nd, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: July 2nd, 2018
Even with all the city lights there is still plenty you are able to see in the night sky, especially when you know where to look. Look to the professionals, and experienced amateur astronomers, this month to help you gain familiarity with the stars and planets. This week think about heading outside of the city... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: June 25th, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: June 25th, 2018
There is so much space happening in Chicago, every day. Be sure to check out the latest listed below and get out into the city to enjoy what the Universe has on display. This week you can view the cosmos from four different observatories and watch the next SpaceX launch to the International Space Station! ‘Scopes... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: June 11th, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: June 11th, 2018
Summer is here and it’s the perfect time for pulling out a telescope to view the stars and planets. Don’t have a telescope of your own? No problem! This week’s cosmic happenings take us to public observing sessions around the city and suburbs, where you can meet both amateur and professional astronomers ready to share... Read more »
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What's Happening This Week in Space: June 4th, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: June 4th, 2018
Never miss out on all the cool space stuff that happens around the city again with our weekly updates. This week’s cosmic happenings take us to the International Space Station and then back down to Earth for some cosmic viewing! Space Station Expedition 56/57 Soyuz Launch, NASA TV, Wednesday, June 6th 5:15 a.m. CST The... Read more »

Explore Space Murals in Houston

Explore Space Murals in Houston
Houston is proud of their part in the space program, so proud that they call themselves Space City and cover the walls with beautiful space murals. I started looking for space themed murals on my very first trip to Houston, when I was invited to NASA Johnson, and have been snapping pictures of them ever... Read more »

Space Reading Challenge 2017

Space Reading Challenge 2017
A frequent request here on Cosmic Chicago are book recommendations to learn more about space. I read about 20-30 space related books a year, new and old, covering everything from spaceflight to astronomy to memoirs because it’s a subject I love. But given that the topic of space can be a lot to digest, recommending... Read more »
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Space Bowl Swag Giveaway

Space Bowl Swag Giveaway
We’ve been down in Houston this week for Space Bowl (Super Bowl 51), with NASA, having tons of fun and find ourselves with more swag than we can keep. Rather than picking between friends, we decided to do a giveaway! To see more about what we did this week, check out our photo gallery of... Read more »

NASA Sends Super Bowl LI Fans to Mars on Future Flight

NASA Sends Super Bowl LI Fans to Mars on Future Flight
Future Flight, a virtual reality experience that sends riders on a journey to Mars, is the main attraction at Super Bowl LIVE thanks to NASA and a host of aerospace companies. “NASA was the first group to say we want to be involved with the Super Bowl” said Sallie Sargent, the President and CEO of... Read more »

Take a Journey to Mars at Space Center's Mission Mars Exhibit

Take a Journey to Mars at Space Center's Mission Mars Exhibit
Space Center Houston takes you on a journey to Mars with its new interactive exhibit, Mission Mars, complete with a high fidelity Orion capsule used for training, a launch projection and landing on the red planet, all set in a Martian landscape. This newest exhibit was created with the help of NASA in order to... Read more »
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10 Photos of Wrigley Field from Space to Celebrate the Chicago Cubs' World Series Victory

10 Photos of Wrigley Field from Space to Celebrate the Chicago Cubs' World Series Victory
When the Chicago Cubs secured their spot in the World Series, several NASA astronauts congratulated the team by sharing incredible photos of Chicago taken from space over the years. Each day the International Space Station, ISS, orbits the Earth about 16 times and in between all their work the astronauts living in the Station take some... Read more »