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Beginner's Class - New parking info
 7:30:00 PM - 9:30:00 PM The 4th session of the Beginners Astronomy Class provides a more indepth explanation of telescopes and how they operate. This is a technical discussion covering the physics behind the telescope. 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". 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
 Full Moon
Private Outreach - South Lake Middle School
 Event: South Lake Middle School
Date: Tuesday, 12/5/2017
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 4:44 PM

Place: South Lake Middle School
Address: 655 W Yale Loop; Irvine
Location: 33°4007"N, 117°4833"W

Directions: Take CA-55 South towards Costa Mesa and take exit 6B for I-405 S, San Diego, 10.5 mi. Take the Right exit for Culver Drive, 2.6 mi. Make a Left onto Culver Drive. Turn Right onto Main St and then Right onto W Yale Loop. Drive past the school (on left) and make a U-Turn at Thunder Run. School will be on your right.
Private Outreach - Lake View Elementary
 Event: Lake View Elementary
Date: Wednesday, 12/6/2017
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 4:45 PM

Place: Lake View Elementary
Address: 17451 Zeider Lane; Huntington Beach
Location: 33°42’33"N, 117°58’56"W

Directions: Take the CA-55 South toward Newport Beach. Take I-405 North - go 6.1 mi. Take the Warner Ave West exit - go 1.2 mi. Turn left on Newland St - go 0.5 mi. Turn right on Slater Ave - go 0.1 mi. Turn right on Zeider Ln - go < 0.1 mi. School is on the left.
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.

Please click here for Details
Private Outreach - Cox Elementary School
 Event: Cox Elementary School
Date: Thursday, 12/7/2017
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 4:45 PM

Place: Cox Elementary School
Address: 17615 Los Jardines East; Fountain Valley
Location: 33°42’29"N, 117°56’26"W

Directions: Take CA-55 South to I-405 North. Take exit 6A to merge onto I-405 N; go 4.0 mi. Take exit 12 for Euclid St toward Newhope St; go 0.4 mi. Turn left at Euclid St; go 0.7 mi. Turn left at Slater Ave; go 0.1 mi. Turn left at Los Jardines East. School is on the right. Enter the black top area on the south side of the school.
OCA General Meeting

Meetings are FREE and open to the public, and are held at Chapman University

Club Announcements
Whats Up: See Announcement on Home Page.
Main speaker: See announcement on Home Page
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 Outreach - Buena Park High School
 Event: Buena Park High School
Date: Tuesday, 12/12/2017
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 4:45 PM

Place: Buena Park High School
Address: 8833 Academy Dr; Buena Park
Location: 33°51’44"N, 117°58’48"W

Directions: Take CA-55 South towards the 405. Take the exit for CA-22 W/ Garden Grove Fwy, 0.5 mi. Use the right two lanes to take exit 14B to merge onto the I-5 North towards L.A, 10 mi. Take exit 114 Magnolia Ave towards CA-91 E, 0.3. Turn Left at light to continue on S Magnolia Ave. Turn left onto Academy Drive, school will be on your immediate right.
Private Outreach - Danbrook Elementary
 Event: Danbrook Elementary
Date: Thursday, 12/14/2017
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 4:46 PM

Place: Danbrook Elementary
Address: 320 S Danbrook Dr; Anaheim
Location: 33°49’45"N, 118°00’30"W

Directions: Take CA-91 West to Knott Ave. Exit 23A for Knott Ave. Turn left at Knott Ave; go 2.0 mi. Turn left at W Danbrook Ave; go 0.1 mi.
Kuhn Reservation
 Tom Munnecke has reserved the Kuhn telescope and the club observatory.
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!
Private Star Party - Anza
Private Star Party - Orange County
 Monthly Star Party in the OC Parks Open space (Location may vary), open to OCA Members and their guests only. NOTE: The actual time the gate opens may be different from what is shown above. The Orange County star parties generally begin with the opening of the gate about 30 minutes before sundown and close at midnight. Please contact Steve Mizera, the Star Party Coordinator, at mizeras@cox.net for details, and to be put on the OC Star Party mailing list.
New Moon
1st Qtr Moon
 1st Quarter Moon

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