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AstroImagers Meeting
 Monthly meeting of the AstroImagers group meets at: The Urban Workshop 365-A Clinton Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626 It is located on Clinton Street (off Red Hill), which is on the southwest corner of the Orange County Airport. (See map). When entering the lobby, turn right and go to the end of the hall. All OCA members and prospective members interested in imaging, or just seeing images and finding out how it’s done are invited to attend. This very active group includes all levels of imagers, from beginners through experts in CCD, video and film astrophotography.
New Moon
Beginner’s Class
 7:30:00 PM - 9:30:00 PM The 2nd session of the Beginners Astronomy Class covers the different types of equipment used to observe the night sky, including telescopes, mounts, eyepieces, filters, and advantages and disadvantages of different options. 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 who attend are invited to one of our monthly OC star parties as our guest. More
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.
Private Outreach - Laguna Woods Astronomy Club
 Event: Laguna Woods Astronomy Club
Date: Tuesday, 4/9/2019
Viewing at 8:15 PM, Sunset at 7:17 PM

Place: Held at Clubhouse 5
Address: 24262 Punta Alta; Laguna Woods
Location: 33°36’30"N, 117°44’54"W

Directions: Take CA-55 to I-5 South. Merge onto I-5 South; go 11.9 mi to the El Toro Rd exit. Merge onto Paseo de Valencia; go 0.2 mi. Turn right onto El Toro Rd and go 2.1 mi to Calle Corta. Turn right on Calle Corta into Gate 9. Turn right at Avenida Sosiega; go 0.2 mi. Turn left at Monte Hermoso; go 0.3 mi. Turn right at Punta Alta, Clubhouse 5 is on the right.
1st Qtr 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.).
Full Moon
Private Outreach - Ethel Dwyer Middle School
 Take CA-55 South towards the 405, Costa Mesa. Use Right two lanes to merge onto 405 North towards Long Beach, 5.0 mi. Take exit 14 for Brookhurst St - keep Left at the fork, following signs for Brookhurst St South. Merge onto Brookhurst St. Turn Right onto Ellis Ave, 2.0 mi. Continue onto Main Street, 1.5 mi. Use Right two lanes to make a Right onto 17th St., 0.5 mi. Turn Left onto Palm Ave. School will be on your Left.
Public Outreach - OC Parks Upper Newport Bay
 Event: OC Parks Upper Newport Bay
Date: Friday, 4/26/2019
Viewing at 8:30 PM, Sunset at 7:31 PM

Place: OC Parks Upper Newport Bay
Address: 2301 University Drive; Newport Beach
Location: 33°39’16"N, 117°53’11"W

Directions: Take CA-55 South towards Costa Mesa. Use the Right 2 lanes to take Exit 5A towards SR-73 South to San Diego, 0.9 mi. Merge onto SR-73 S and take Right lane to take Exit 16 towards Irvine Ave/ Campus Dr., 0.2 mi. Use Right lane to merge onto SE Bristol St., 0.1 mi. Use Right 2 lanes, turn Right onto Irvine Ave., 0.9 mi. Turn Left onto University Dr. Park will be on your immediate right, take 2nd driveway to turn into employee parking lot. (Do not use public parking lot)
Last Qtr Moon

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