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Important Dates

General Meeting: April 14

Anza: April 22

Black Star: April 22

Upcoming Events

March 29 (Wed) at 8:15 PM : Private Outreach - Laguna Woods

March 30 (Thu) at 8:00 PM : Private Outreach - McPherson Magnet School

March 31 (Fri) at 6:15 PM : Private Outreach - Gates Elementary

April 7 (Fri) at 7:30 PM : Beginner’s Class

April 11 (Tue) at 7:00 PM : Private meeting - AstroImagers SIG

More events from the calendar

Discussion Groups

Next General Meeting (all general meetings are free and open to public)

Date: 04/14/2017

Speaker: Dr. Laura Sales from UCR

Subject: From tiny to massive: The formation of galaxies in our Universe

"What's Up?": Alex McConahay from Riverside Astronomical Society (RAS)


The March 2017 issue of the Sirius Astronomer is now available to members (log in required).

Back issues are available to all without a log in.

Use this link for making your purchases and amazon will donate a percentage to OCA.

LAST UPDATE: February 25, 2017 11:24PM PDT

March 2017 President's Message
Barbara Toy |
Changes on the OCA Board, a retrospective of some of Steve Short's accomplishments as President, board member, Black Star Canyon Coordinator, and other areas, a tribute to Steve Condrey in his 14th year as editor of the Sirius Astronomer, and a summary of what happened with the water at Anza.

New Trustee
Barbara Toy |
I am very pleased to announce that the Board has selected Doug Millar to fill the vacant Trustee position on the Board for 2017. This means that we will have a full Board again for the next Board meeting, which is on March 5, 2017, and we are looking forward to having Doug join us then.

Many thanks to John Hoot and William Daly for volunteering for the position, though William had to withdraw his candidacy before the vote because of other commitments. We are hoping they will both continue to be involved in the club and interested in its management, and that we may see either or both of them on the Board at some point in the future.

Barbara Toy
OCA President

CANCELLED - Saturday Feb 18th BSC star party
Steve & Bonnie Short |
Upcoming rain has caused the Nature Conservancy to shut down the BSC site this weekend.

Change in the OCA President
Barbara Toy |
Unfortunately, Steve Short found that he was unable to continue in the position of OCA President and has resigned that position. The Board has voted me in to fill the vacancy, so I will have the honor of serving the club as the OCA President for 2017. We are very grateful to Steve for his many contributions to the club, as President, Board member, and in his many other capacities and activities in the time he has been an OCA member, and we wish him and Bonnie the very best for the future.

Saturday BSC star party-CANCELLED
Steve & Bonnie Short |
Sorry but due to rain & mud, the star party for January has been cancelled by the Nature Conservancy.

Saturday Jan 21 BSC star party
Steve & Bonnie Short |
The weather is not looking good for a Saturday star party.

OCA Banquet Talk - File for Download
Admin |
The file used by our speaker, Joel Harris, is now available for download.

Saturday BSC star party-CANCELLED
Steve & Bonnie Short |
The heavy rain has cause the OC Parks to close the BSC star party site this weekend.

Saturday Dec 17th BSC star party
Steve & Bonnie Short |
Come on out to the last near-town OCA star party this year. If we can stay warm, we should have a number of nice objects to view.

How To Use Your New Telescope Class
Admin |
Do you have a new telescope? Do you have a telescope sitting around that you've never quite learned how to use? Come to the Orange County Astronomers' free class on how to ...

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