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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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Beginner’s Class
 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
Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower
Cinco de Mayo
Private - Cub Scout 766 Camp Out
 Event: Cub Scout 766 Camp Out
Date: Saturday, 5/5/2018
Viewing at 8:45 PM, Sunset at 7:36 PM

Place: Cub Scout 766 Camp Out
Address: 33401 Ortega Hwy; San Juan Capistrano
Location: 33°32’29"N, 117°33’10"W

Directions: This event is taking place at Caspers Wilderness Park Camogrounds. Take CA-55 south towards Costa Mesa. Take the exit for I-5 South towards San Diego (past the 5/405 merger), 20 mil. Use the 2nd from Right lane to take Exit 82 for CA-74/Ortega Highway towards San Juan Capastrano. Turn Left onto CA-74/Ortega Highway, 7.5 mi. Look for signs for Caspers Wilderness - it will be on your lefthand side.
Last Qtr Moon
 3rd Quarter Moon
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.).
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.
Mother’s Day
Ramadan Begins
New Moon
Private - New Vista School Spring Dance
 Event: New Vista School Spring Dance
Date: Thursday, 5/17/2018
Viewing at 8:45 PM, Sunset at 7:47 PM

Place: New Vista School Spring Dance
Address: 3101 W Harvard St; Santa Ana
Location: 33°43’15"N, 117°54’38"W

Directions: This event is taking place at the Heritage Museum in Santa Ana. 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 Entrance and follow it back behind the museum to park.
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!
1st Qtr Moon
 1st Quarter Moon
Memorial Day
Full Moon
 Full Moon

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