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Outreach

One of the fundamental reasons why the OCA was formed over 40 years ago was to help spread the knowledge and appreciation of Astronomy within the local community. Every year literally 1,000's of people, young and old, get to experience the joys of Astronomy, sometimes for the very first time, when OCA Members bring their telescopes out to schools, libraries and other venues. We do this absolutely for free (although we do not usually turn down any donations to the clubs education fund).

The very active outreach program is run by Jim Benet and attracts many OCA Members to help out. Jim is always looking for more volunteers. The qualifications are simple. Whatever telescope you have is fine, big or small, it doesn't matter. You simply need to bring along your telescope and love for astronomy and be willing to share that joy with all the hungry eyes and minds that turn up.

The upcoming outreach events are always entered into the OCA calendar. The outreach events that occur within schools are usually always private (members of the public cannot attend unless they have children at the school). Other outreach events which are scheduled in some of the public parks and areas may be open to the public. If you are not a member of the OCA and you would like to attend one of our outreach events please contact Jim Benet if you are unlear if the event is open to the public.

Please find the contact information for our Outreach Coordinator here

Listing of the upcoming outreaches from our calendar

September
3
Sat
8:00 PM
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Event: Fullerton Museum Center
Date: Saturday, 9/3/2016
Viewing at 8:00 PM, Sunset at 7:17 PM

Place: Fullerton Museum Center
Address: 301 N Pomona Ave; Fullerton
Location: 33°52’22"N, 117°55’21"W

Directions: Take CA-91 West to exit 28 for Lemon St. Turn right (north) onto N Lemon St; go 1.2 mi. Turn left onto E Wilshire Ave; go 0.1 mi. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto N Pomona Ave. Museum is on the left.
24
Sat
6:00 PM
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Explore the Stars in the Observatory campground on Palomar Mountain. For details, please contact Bob Nanz or Steve Short.
29
Thu
7:00 PM
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Event: Laguna Woods
Date: Thursday, 9/29/2016
Viewing at 7:45 PM, Sunset at 6:40 PM

Place: Clubhouse 5
Address: 24262 Punta Alta; Laguna Woods
Location: 3336’31"N, 11744’57"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.
 

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