|NEW DATE - AstroImagers SIG|
| ||Monthly meeting of the AstroImagers group in the Digital Media Center, 1300 S. Bristol Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704.|
The meeting begins at 7pm and will be in the "Multipurpose Room," which is located on the first floor, south end of the building. Enter the main lobby, turn left to go down the hallway, and we are in the second room on the left. There is a small sign on the wall next to the door that says "Multipurpose Room." There is plenty of free parking.
This very active group includes all levels of imagers, from beginners through experts in CCD, video and film astrophotography. All OCA Members are welcome, at whatever level they may be or the nature of their interest in this topic.
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| ||7:30:00 PM - 9:30:00 PM
The 3rd session of the Beginners Astronomy Class covers different ways of finding what’s up in the night sky. Special topic is learning the constellations. The Beginners Astronomy Class is held at the Heritage Museum of Orange County in Santa Ana. For details, please see the webpage on the Beginners Class, under "About OCA" and "Special Interest Groups". Download the sample information package. Free and open to the public as well as members of OCA. Note: All people who attend will be invited to one of our monthly star parties at Black Star Canyon as guests. More|
| ||Full Moon|
|Private Outreach - Washington Middle School|
| ||Event: Washington Middle School|
Date: Wednesday, 11/8/2017
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 4:55 PM
Place: Washington Middle School
Address: 716 East La Habra Blvd; La Habra
Location: 33°55’50"N, 117°56’21"W
Directions: Take CA-57 North. Take exit 9 to Imperial Hwy. Turn left on Imperial Hwy; go 3.0 mi. Turn right at Harbor Blvd; go 1.0 mi. Turn left at E La Habra Blvd; go 0.3 mi. Turn left on McPherson St and then turn left on the path near the basketball courts.
|Private Outreach - Bryant Ranch Elementary School|
| ||Event: Bryant Ranch Elementary|
Date: Thursday, 11/9/2017
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 4:54 PM
Place: Bryant Ranch Elementary
Address: 24695 Paseo de Toronto; Yorba Linda
Location: 33°52’47"N, 117°42’59"W
Directions: Take CA-91 east to Gypsum Canyon Rd exit. Turn left on Gypsum Canyon Rd - go 0.6 mi. Turn right on La Palma Ave - go 0.3 mi. La Palma Ave becomes Camino De Bryant - go 0.6 mi. Turn left on Paseo De Toronto - go 0.2 mi. Access to the blacktop is on the west side of the campus parking lot.
|OCA General Meeting|
Meetings are FREE and open to the public, and are held at Chapman University
Whats Up: See Announcement on Home Page.
Main speaker: See announcement on Home Page
Ask An Astronomer: bring your questions for our panel of experts.
Library: Members can check out books from our extensive collection.
Refreshments: will be available (coffee, donuts, soft drinks, etc.).
|Last Qtr Moon|
| ||3rd Quarter Moon|
|Private star party-Black Star Canyon|
| || Monthly Star Party at our Black Star Canyon site, open to OCA Members and their guests only. NOTE: The actual time the gate opens may be different from what is shown above. Black Canyon star parties generally begin with the opening of the gate about 30 minutes before sundown and close at midnight. Please contact Steve Mizera, Black Star Canyon Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for details, and to be put on the BSC mailing list.
| ||Jimmy Nguyen has reserved the Kuhn telescope and the club observatory.|
|Private - Lomarena Elementary|
| ||Event: Lomarena Elementary|
Date: Monday, 12/11/2017
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 4:44 PM
Place: Lomarena Elementary
Address: 25100 Earhart Rd; Laguna Hills
Location: 33°35’42"N, 117°41’36"W
Directions: Take the CA-55 South to the I-5. Take the I-5 South towards San Diego - go 13 mi. Take the Alicia Pkwy exit. Turn right on Alicia Pky - go 0.6 mi. Turn left on Wilkes Pl - go < 0.1 mi. Turn left on Barents - go 0.1 mi. Turn right on Earhart Rd.
|Private Outreach - Loma Vista Elementary|
| ||Event: Loma Vista Elementary|
Date: Tuesday, 11/14/2017
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 4:51 PM
Place: Loma Vista Elementary
Address: 13822 S Prospect Ave; Tustin
Location: 33°45’44"N, 117°49’09"W
Directions: Merge onto I-5 N; go 2.5 mi. Take exit 103A for CA 55 N; go 0.2 mi. Keep left and merge onto CA-55 N; go 1.0 mi. Take exit 12 for 17th St; go 0.3 mi. Turn right onto E 17th St; go 0.5 mi. Turn left onto Prospect Ave; go 0.2 mi. Turn right onto 17th St; go 0.5 mi. Turn left onto Prospect Ave; go 0.2 mi.. Enter the parking lot at the church before (just south of) the school. Enter the gate at the back of the school (from the church parking lot). Cross over the field to the back top area.
|Private Outreach - Dale Junior High|
| ||Event: Dale Junior High|
Date: Wednesday, 11/15/2017
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 4:51 PM
Place: Dale Junior High
Address: 900 South Dale; Anaheim
Location: 33°49’10"N, 117°58’55"W
Directions: From North County: Take CA-91 Fwy west to Beach Blvd. Exit to Beach Blvd and go south 2.8 mi to Ball Rd. Turn left onto W Ball Rd; go 0.5 mi. Turn left onto S Dale Ave. School is on the right. Enter blacktop area through gate on south side of the school.
From South County: Take I-5 N. Take the Harbor Blvd exit toward Ball Rd; go 0.3 mi. Turn right onto S Harbor Blvd; go 0.1 mi. Turn left onto W Ball Rd; go 4.0 mi. Turn right onto S Dale Ave. School is on the right. Enter blacktop area through gate on south side of the school.
|Private Outreach - Meadow Park Elementary|
| ||Event: Meadow Park Elementary|
Date: Thursday, 11/16/2017
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 4:50 PM
Place: Meadow Park Elementary
Address: 50 Blue Lake S; Irvine
Location: 33°40’17"N, 117°48’32"W
Directions: Take CA-55 S to 405 S. Merge onto 405 S and that the exit for Culver Drive. Turn left onto Culver Dr. Turn right onto Main St. - .5 mi. Turn right onto W Yale Loop and then left onto Blue Lakes S., .2 mi. School will be on right hand side, .3 mi.
|Private Outreach - Renascence School International|
| ||Event: Renascence School International|
Date: Friday, 11/17/2017
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 4:47 PM
Place: Renascence School International
Address: 2987 Mesa Verde Dr E; Costa Mesa
Location: 33°40’45"N, 117°55’45"W
Directions: Take CA-55 South to 405 N. Merge onto 405 N and take the exit for Fairview Rd. Keep left at fork and follow signs for Harbor Blvd. Turn left onto Harbor Blvd - go 1.1 mi. Turn right onto Gisler Ave - 0.6 mi. Turn left onto Country Club Drive. Turn left onto Mesa Verde Dr East. School partking llot on the right.
|Private meeting-Astropysics SIG|
| ||Our Astrophysics group meets to discuss and learn about how the universe works as a seminar group that bases its discussions on topics of interest introduced by the participants and the videos that are shown during the meetings on different aspects of astrophysics.
The meetings are held in the classroom at the Heritage Museum of Orange County, located at 3101 W. Harvard Ave., Santa Ana. The museum is located about a half-block west of Fairview; Harvard is about two miles north of the 405 Fwy, between Warner and Edinger. The driveway is at the western end of the museum property; follow it around to the back of the property to the parking area; the classroom faces the parking area.
All members are welcome - come join us for a stimulating evening!|
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|Private star party - Anza|
| ||Jimmy Nguyen will be hosting at the club observatory.|
|Private Outreach - Heritage Museum|
| ||Event: Heritage Museum of Orange County|
Date: Monday, 11/20/2017
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 4:48 PM
Place: Heritage Museum of Orange County
Address: 3101 W Harvard St; Santa Ana
Location: 33°43’15"N, 117°54’38"W
Directions: Take CA-55 South to 405 N. Merge onto 405 North towards Long Beach. Take the Exit 11 Fairview Rd /Harbor Blvd, keep Right at the fork and follow signs for Fairview Rd. Turn right onto Fairview Rd, 2.2 mi. Turn Left onto West Harvard Rd. The Heritage Museum will be on your right. Turn into the driveway marked for Bus and Employee Enterance and follow it back behind the museum to park.
|Private - Biola University|
| ||Event: Biola University|
Date: Tuesday, 11/21/2017
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 4:48 PM
Place: Biola University
Address: 13800 Biola Avenue; La Mirada
Location: 33°54’18"N, 118°00’48"W
Directions: Take CA-91 West or I-5 North to Beach Blvd. Exit onto Auto Center Drive. Continue to Beach Blvd. Go north on Beach Blvd about 1.0 mi. Turn left onto La Mirada Blvd. Drive 1 mi past Rosecrans Ave. Turn left at the east campus entrance. Enter campus then turn left. Drive south past the soccer field to Parking Structure S (22 on map). Enter and drive to the top level. Setup scopes at the top east end of the structure.
|1st Qtr Moon|
| ||1st Quarter Moon|
|Private Outreach - St. Edward Parish School|
| ||Event: St. Edward Parish School|
Date: Tuesday, 11/28/2017
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 4:45 PM
Place: St. Edwards Parish School
Address: 33866 Calle La Primavera; Dana Point
Location: 33°28’15"N, 117°41’25"W
Directions: Take CA-55 to the I-5 South. Merge onto I-5 S; go 23 mi. Take exit 79 for CA-1; go 0.3 mi. Continue onto CA-1 N; go 1.2 mi. Turn right onto Street of the Crystal Lantern; go 0.1 mi. Turn right onto Calle La Primavera/Manzanita Dr; go 0.5 mi. Turn into the church parking lot on the right.