Since last November, the CSS has been working diligently with its Canadian Space Leaders Roundtable (CSLR) partners to come up with some engagement strategies in and around the upcoming International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Toronto this fall. For those who have not yet attended an IAC, there are many activities in its program, and thus our intent has always been to make a contribution without generating any unnecessary conflicts. We are thus pleased to have been able to carve out a few key activities that we feel will bring value to our members, our Partners and the Canadian Public.
Society - so-ci-e-ty - a community, nation, or broad grouping of people having common traditions, institutions, and collective activities and interests - Merriam Webster Dictionary
Welcome to the new look website of your Canadian Space Society! Our online presence has needed a new facelift for quite awhile and we are ecstatic to leverage this new platform. Besides obvious visual changes, the new website has been designed to facilitate more information and more interaction for our members - whether they are students, professionals or corporate members. For one thing, you will notice the 'Space Asset Map', which is a dynamic and flexible tool to both communicate the incredible amount of space expertise in Canada, as well as to highlight our potential to take on new space technology challenges in the future. There is also the new CSS Forum that will encourage more interaction and communication amongst members - sharing our views and thoughts is a key way to moving the space 'yardsticks' forward in helping Canada meet its space goals. Also of note, we are now providing an Online Shop to both access a growing list of CSS novelty items as well as providing a venue to market other goods as well.
Thank You SPACE Canada as Our Exhibit Sponsor!
Space Art Comes to Toronto!
(Image courtesy of Arthur Woods)
"Revolutions: The Inexorable Evolution of Art" is a space art exhibition examing how space exploration and related technologies are being used to transform art and culture, and inspire a new generation of innovators. Representing the work of over 50 acclaimed space artists, Revolutions features a variety of space artworks including art derived from space technologies, art designed for microgravity environments, orbital art, and art inspired by space developments. Shows have already been conducted in Calgary and Ottawa, with upcoming events in Winnipeg and possibley Vancouver in 2015. This event will bring home to Toronto the inspiring nature of space art while titillating imaginations, young and old.
Thank You for Your Support!
Thank you to everyone who built and donated a rocket at the Rocket Build Workshop during the Calgary Mini Maker Faire on September 6th & 7th! Thanks to your generosity, we have amassed an arsenal of 17 rockets to share with our Make-A-Wish® special guests on the Sept. 20, 2014 launch.
The Canadian Space Society is Inviting you to Build and Launch a Rocket this September
Build a rocket during the Calgary Mini Maker Faire at Telus Spark on September 6th & 7th, and join our special guests from Make-A-Wish® to launch your rocket at the Sullivan Lake launch event on September 13th.
Calgary Mini Maker Faire Rocket Build Workshop Details (Telus Spark)
Join us at Telus Spark to build a reusable rocket capable of reaching altitudes of approximately 700-800 feet and returning safely to the ground. Led by Calgary Rocketry Association instructors, these workshops are suitable for anyone ages 10+, with adult supervision recommended for those under 12.
We encourage you to build two rockets: one to donate to our special guests from Make-A-Wish®, to decorate and launch at the September 13th launch event, and one to launch yourself. Rocket donations will be met with a CRA Badge, and a photo of your rocket being launched.