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Important Dates

General Meeting: December 9

Anza: December 24

Black Star: December 17

Upcoming Events

December 9 (Fri) at 7:30 PM : OCA General Meeting

December 13 (Tue) at 7:00 PM : Private meeting - AstroImagers SIG

December 16 (Fri) at 7:30 PM : Private meeting-Astropysics SIG

December 17 (Sat) at 6:00 PM : Private star party-Black Star Canyon

December 19 (Mon) at 7:00 PM : Private Outreach - Villa Valencia

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

Date: 12/09/2016

Speaker: Dr. Bruce Banerdt from JPL

Subject: Exploring the Birth of Rocky Planets - The InSight Mission to Mars

"What's Up?": Jim Benet


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LAST UPDATE: December 4, 2016 12:24AM PDT

Volunteers needed for January 6th event
Steve & Bonnie Short |
We need volunteers to help out at the "Bring your Scope" Beginner's Class Friday evening for two hours.

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 ...

Saturday BSC star party-CANCELLED
Steve & Bonnie Short |
Sorry, but sky is completely clouded over so tonight's 11/19/16 star party is cancelled.

Saturday Nov 19th BSC star party
Steve & Bonnie Short |
How about attending a near-town star party just before Thanksgiving? Weather should be warm even though it is November.

October 22nd BSC star party Recap
Steve & Bonnie Short |
We had 25 cars and about 45 people attend the star party and enjoy the fairly clear night sky.

Saturday October 22nd BSC star party
Steve & Bonnie Short |
Should be another warm clear night for the October BSC star party.

2017 OCA Banquet
Steve & Bonnie Short |
Saturday January 14th, 2017 OCA Banquet at JT Schmid's in Anaheim.

September 24th BSC star party Recap
Steve & Bonnie Short |
We had another great local star party under clear skies and warm temperatures. Over 30 people came out in 23 cars.

Saturday September 24th BSC star party
Steve & Bonnie Short |
The September star party should have a clear night sky and lots of interesting objects to view. Come on out why it is still warm.

August 27th BSC star party Recap
Steve & Bonnie Short |
Great star party, viewed all 7 planets. Had 23 cars come out and about 35 people.

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