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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.
Beginner Class "How to use your telescope"
 7:30:00 PM - 9:30:00 PM This is the "How to Use Your Telescope" session of the Beginners Astronomy Class, held at the Heritage Museum of Orange County in Santa Ana. If you have a telescope and would like some help learning to set it up and use it, bring it along to this class. Or just attend to look through a telescope. As with all sessions of the Beginners Class, it is free and open to the public. For details about the Beginners Class in general, including the schedule of topics and course handouts, 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
CANCELLED - Private Star Party - Orange County
 Cancelled due to heavy overcast and expected rains
New Moon
Private star party – Anza
Private Outreach - Cancelled
 Event: Lomarena Elementary
Date: Tuesday, 1/8/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 4:59 PM

Place: Lomarena Elementary
Address: 25100 Earhart Rd; Laguna Hills
Location: 33°35’42"N, 117°41’36"W

Directions: Take the CA-55 South to the I-5. Take the I-5 South towards San Diego - go 13 mi. Take the Alicia Pkwy exit. Turn right on Alicia Pky - go 0.6 mi. Turn left on Wilkes Pl - go < 0.1 mi. Turn left on Barents - go 0.1 mi. Turn right on Earhart Rd.
Private Outreach - Cancelled
 Event: Olive Elementary School
Date: Wednesday, 1/9/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:00 PM

Place: Olive Elementary School
Address: 3038 N Magnolia Avenue; Orange
Location: 33°50’24"N, 117°50’39"W

Directions: Merge onto I-5 N; go 2.5 mi. Take exit 103A for CA-55 N; go 0.2 mi. Keep left and merge onto CA-55 N; go 6.2 mi. Take exit 17 toward Nohl Ranch Rd/Lincoln Ave; go 0.2 mi. Turn left onto N Santiago Blvd. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto E Lincoln Ave; go 0.7 mi. Turn right onto N Olive Ave; go .02 mi. Stay on Olive past Buena Vista Ave and just before the turn onto Orange-Olive, turn right through the school gate and go right onto the basketball courts for telescope set-up.
Private Outreach - Canyon View Elementary School
 Event: Canyon View Elementary School
Date: Thursday, 1/10/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:01 PM

Place: Canyon View Elementary School
Address: 12025 Yale Court; Irvine
Location: 33°43’37"N, 117°45’15"W

Directions: Take the I-5 to the Culver Dr exit. Go north on Culver Dr 2.1 mi. Turn right onto Portola Pkwy, go 0.6 mi. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Yale Ave; go 0.2 mi. Continue onto Yale Ct. School is on the right.
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.).
Kuhn Reservation
 Pat Knoll has reserved the Kuhn telescope and the club observatory.
1st Qtr Moon
Private Outreach - Cancelled
 Event: Northwood High School
Date: Monday, 1/14/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:04 PM

Place: Northwood High School
Address: 4515 Portola Pkwy; Irvine
Location: 33°44’04"N, 117°44’57"W

Directions: Merge onto CA-91 E/Riverside Fwy toward Riverside; go 1.1 mi. Take exit 40 for California 241 South Toll toward Irvine; go 1.0 mi. Continue onto CA-241 S; go 5.8 mi. Keep right at the fork to continue on CA-261 S, follow signs for California 261 Toll S/Irvine; go 3.1 mi. Take exit 3 for Portola Pkwy; go 0.4 mi. Turn left onto Portola Pkwy; go 1.4 mi. Turn left onto Yale; go 0.3 mi. Turn left. Turn right. Turn left. School is on the right.
Private Outreach - Cancelled
 Event: Santiago Hills Elementary
Date: Tuesday, 1/15/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:05 PM

Place: Santiago Hills Elementary
Address: 29 Christamon W.; Irvine
Location: 33°43’07"N, 117°45’32"W

Directions: Take CA-55 South towards Costa Mesa,2.4 mi. Take exit 11A and merge onto I-5 South towards San Diego. Travel 3 miles and take exit 99 for Culver Drive. Turn Left onto Culver Drive. Turn Right onto Irvine Blvd, .7 mi. Turn Left onto Yale Ave, 0.3 mi. Turn Left onto Orange Arrow and then Right onto Christamon West. School is located on the Left.
Private Outreach - Cancelled
 Event: Portola Springs Elementary
Date: Wednesday, 1/16/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:06 PM

Place: Portola Springs Elementary School
Address: 12100 Portola Springs; Irvine
Location: 33°41’37"N, 117°42’39"W

Directions: Take I-5 S to Sand Canyon Ave. Go north on Sand Canyon Ave for 1.7 mi. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Irvine Blvd; go 1.4 mi. Turn left onto Modjeska; go 0.6 mi. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Portola Springs. School is on the left. Entrance to the black top area is on the right.

Full Moon
Private Outreach - Cypress Village Elementary
 Event: Cypress Village Elementary
Date: Wednesday, 1/23/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:13 PM

Place: Cypress Village Elementary
Address: 355 Rush Lily; Irvine
Location: 33°41’08"N, 117°45’31"W

Directions: Take CA-55 towards I-5 South. Merge onto I-5 South towards San Diego, go 9.5 mi. Take exit 96A for Sand Canyon Ave and make a Left at the stop light. Turn Left onto Nightmist, 03 mi. Then turn Right onto Rush Lily. School will be right in front of you - enter the parking lot and immediate turn right. Gate to the blacktop is furthest right of the parking lot near Rush Lily Ave.
Private Outreach - LePort School HB
 Event: LePort School HB
Date: Thursday, 1/24/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:15 PM

Place: LePort School HB
Address: 16081 Waikiki Lane; Huntington Beach
Location: 33°43’40"N, 118°02’38"W

Directions: Take CA-55 to CA-22 west; go 12.1 mi. Take exit 5 for Valley View St toward Bolsa Chica Rd/I-405 S; go 0.4 mi. Turn left onto Valley View St; go 0.2 mi. Continue onto Bolsa Chica Rd; go 3.1 mi. Turn right onto Edinger Ave; go 0.1 mi. Continue a few 100 ft past Waikiki Lane to the gate on the left. Enter the gate and drive across the field to the blacktop area.
Private Outreach - Beatty Elementary School
 Event: Beatty Elementary School
Date: Friday, 1/25/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:15 PM

Place: Beatty Elementary School
Address: 8201 Country Club; Buena Park
Location: 33°53’05"N, 117°59’28"W

Directions: Take CA-91 west to the 5 Fwy. Take I-5 Fwy west to Beach Blvd. Turn right on Beach Blvd to Malvern. Turn right on Malvern. At the first signal, Country Club Drive, turn left. The school is about 1/4 mile up Country Club on your left. Enter through the gate next to the blue colt mural and drive under the walkway coverings to the blacktop.
NEW TIME - OCA Board Meeting
 The regular meeting of the OCA Board has been moved to 11:00 a.m. in the conference room at The Urban Workshop 365 Clinton St A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. There’s limited parking in the lot but plenty on the street.

All members are welcome to attend, but please contact our Secretary, Alan Smallbone, in advance to let him know you will be attending.
Last Qtr Moon
Private Outreach - Imperial Elementary School
 Event: Imperial Elementary School
Date: Monday, 1/28/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:18 PM

Place: Imperial Elementary School
Address: 400 S. Imperial Hwy; Anaheim Hills
Location: 33°50’42"N, 117°47’21"W

Directions: Take CA-55 North towards the 91. Use the Right two lanes to merge onto CA-91 E, 0.5 mi. Use the Right two lanes to take Exit 35 towards Lakeview Ave, 0.2 mi. Stay to the left to turn Left onto E Santa Ana Canyon Rd. Turn Right onto S Royal Oak Rd, 0.5 mi. Turn Left onto Nohl Ranch Rd, 0.6 mi. Turn Left onto S Imperial Hwy. School will be on your Right.
Private Outreach - Cox Elementary School
 Event: Cox Elementary School
Date: Tuesday, 1/29/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:19 PM

Place: Cox Elementary School
Address: 17615 Los Jardines East; Fountain Valley
Location: 33°42’29"N, 117°56’26"W

Directions: Take CA-55 South to I-405 North. Take exit 6A to merge onto I-405 N; go 4.0 mi. Take exit 12 for Euclid St toward Newhope St; go 0.4 mi. Turn left at Euclid St; go 0.7 mi. Turn left at Slater Ave; go 0.1 mi. Turn left at Los Jardines East. School is on the right. Enter the black top area on the south side of the school.
Private Outreach - Castille Elementary School
 Event: Castille Elementary School
Date: Wednesday, 1/30/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:20 PM

Place: Castille Elementary School
Address: 24042 Via La Coruna; Mission Viejo
Location: 33°36’50"N, 117°39’28"W

Directions: Take CA-91 E to CA-241. Take CA-241S toward Irvine; go 16.5 mi. Take exit 7 for Portola Pkwy. Keep right and merge onto Portola Pkwy; go 0.7 mi. Continue on Santa Margarita Pkwy; go 0.7 mi. Turn right at Marguerite Pkwy; go 2.8 mi. Turn right at Trabuco Rd; go 0.3 mi. Turn right at Puerta de Luz; then turn right at Via la Coruna. School is on the left. Set up on the field up the hill in the back. Enter through gate on the right side of the school.
Private Outreach - Bryant Ranch Elementary
 Event: Bryant Ranch Elementary
Date: Thursday, 1/31/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:20 PM

Place: Bryant Ranch Elementary
Address: 24695 Paseo de Toronto; Yorba Linda
Location: 33°52’47"N, 117°42’59"W

Directions: Take CA-91 east to the Imperial Hwy exit. Turn left on Imperial Hwy - go 0.3 mi. Turn right on La Palma Ave - go 4.9 mi. Turn left on Vie Lomas de Yorba East; go 0.5 mi. Turn right on Paseo De Toronto - go 0.4 mi. Access to the blacktop is just east of the first building.

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