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 3rd Quarter 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.).
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 star party - Anza
New Moon
Columbus Day
Draconid Meteor Shower
Private Outreach - Laguna Woods Astronomy Club
 Event: Laguna Woods Astronomy Club
Date: Tuesday, 10/9/2018
Viewing at 7:30 PM, Sunset at 6:28 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.

Kuhn Reservation
 Rick Wasson has reserved the Kuhn telescope and the club observatory.
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 people who attend will be invited to visit one of our monthly star parties at Black Star Canyon as a guest. More
Cancelled - OC Parks Astronomy Night
 Event: OC Parks Astronomy Night
Date: Saturday, 10/13/2018
Viewing at 7:30 PM, Sunset at 6:22 PM

Place: Held at O’Neill Regional Park
Address: 30892 Trabuco Canyon Rd.; Trabuco Canyon
Location: 33°39’05"N, 117°36’03"W

Directions: Head to I-5 South towards San Diego. Take exit 91 towards El Toro Rd via Avenida De La Carlota. Use the Left three lanes to turn Left onto El Toro Rd. Travel 7.5 mi. and turn Right onto Live Oak Canyon Rd. Live Oak becomes Trabuco Canyon Rd. Looks for signs for O’Neill Regional Park on the Right.
Kuhn Reservation
 Rick Wasson has reserved the Kuhn telescope and the club observatory.
Private Outreach - BSA Troop 606
 Event: BSA Troop 606
Date: Monday, 10/15/2018
Viewing at 7:30 PM, Sunset at 6:20 PM

Place: BSA Troop 606
Address: 18422 Culver Dr; Irvine
Location: 33°39’28"N, 117°49’38"W

Directions: Take CA-55 South towards Costa Mesa, 10.5 mi. Use the Right two lanes to take Exit 6B for I-405 South/ San Diego Freeway, stay left at the split. Merge onto 1-405 South, 2.6 mi. Take Exit 5 for Culver Drive. Turn Right onto Culver Drive. You will pass the Child’s World Preschool on your left. Make a U-turn at University Drive and enter the parking lot on your right.
Private Outreach - Bathgate Elementary School
 Event: Bathgate Elementary School
Date: Tuesday, 10/16/2018
Viewing at 7:15 PM, Sunset at 6:18 PM

Place: Bathgate Elementary School
Address: 27642 Napoli Way; Mission Viejo
Location: 33°34’48"N, 117°38’56"W

Directions: Take CA-55 S to I-5 South. Take exit 11A and merge onto I-5 S; go 5.9 mi. Keep right to stay on I-5 S; go 8.3 mi. Take exit 88 for Oso Pkwy; go 0.3 mi. Turn left onto Oso Pkwy); go 1.9 mi. Turn right onto San Rafael; go 0.7 mi. Turn right onto Napoli Way. School is on the left. Access the basketball court by circling counter-clockwise around the back of the school starting from the north end of the school.
1st Qtr Moon
 1st Quarter Moon
Private Outreach - La Madera Elementary
 Event: La Madera Elementary
Date: Wednesday, 10/17/2018
Viewing at 7:15 PM, Sunset at 6:17 PM

Place: La Madera Elementary
Address: 25350 Serrano Road; Lake Forest
Location: 33°38’22"N, 117°41’24"W

Directions: Take CA-55 South to I-5 South. Take exit 11A toward San Diego; go 1.2 mi. Merge onto I-5 S; go 7.9 mi. Take exit 92 for Lake Forest Dr; go 1.9 mi. Turn left onto Lake Forest Dr; go 2.5 mi. Turn right onto Serrano Rd; go 0.4 mi. School is on the right.
Private Outreach - Lampson Elementary
 Event: Lampson Elementary
Date: Thursday, 10/18/2018
Viewing at 7:15 PM, Sunset at 6:17 PM

Place: Lampson Elementary
Address: 13321 Lampson Ave; Garden Grove
Location: 33°47’01"N, 117°54’00"W

Directions: Take CA-55 to CA-22W and go 3 mi to the City Dr exit. Exit then turn left at W Metropolitan Dr/The Block; go 0.5 mi. Continue on Lampson Ave; go 0.2 mi.
Private meeting-Astropysics SIG
 Our Astrophysics group meets to discuss and learn about how the universe works as a seminar group that bases its discussions on topics of interest introduced by the participants and the videos that are shown during the meetings on different aspects of astrophysics. The meetings are held in the classroom at the Heritage Museum of Orange County, located at 3101 W. Harvard Ave., Santa Ana. The museum is located about a half-block west of Fairview; Harvard is about two miles north of the 405 Fwy, between Warner and Edinger. The driveway is at the western end of the museum property; follow it around to the back of the property to the parking area; the classroom faces the parking area. All members are welcome - come join us for a stimulating evening!
Public - International Observe the Moon Night
 Event: International Observe the Moon Night
Date: Saturday, 10/20/2018
Viewing at 7:15 PM, Sunset at 6:14 PM

Place: Held at Laguna Canyon Wilderness Park
Address: 18751 Laguna Canyon Rd; Laguna Beach
Location: 33°36’29"N, 117°45’51"W

Directions: Take CA-55 S to I-5 South. Take exit 11A to merge onto I-5 South; go 7.7 mi. Take exit 95 for State Hwy 133 South. Merge onto CA-133 S; go 5.4 mi. Nix Nature Center is on the right (west side of the street).
Orionid Meteor Shower
Full Moon
 Full Moon
Private Outreach - Adams Elementary School
 Event: Adams Elementary School
Date: Monday, 10/29/2018
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 6:05 PM

Place: Adams Elementary School
Address: 2130 S Raitt St; Santa Ana
Location: 33°43’04"N, 117°53’48"W

Directions: Take CA-55 South towards Costa Mesa. Take Exit 8A-8B for Dyer Road East towards Dyer Road West. Turn Right onto S Grand Ave, 0.3mi. Turn Left onto E Warner Ave, 2.6mi. Turn Right onto S Raitt St, 0.2mi. School will be on your Left.
Private Outreach - Biola University
 Event: Biola University
Date: Tuesday, 10/30/2018
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 6:04 PM

Place: Biola University
Address: 13800 Biola Avenue; La Mirada
Location: 33°54’18"N, 118°00’48"W

Directions: Take CA-91 West or I-5 North to Beach Blvd. Exit onto Auto Center Drive. Continue to Beach Blvd. Go north on Beach Blvd about 1.0 mi. Turn left onto La Mirada Blvd. Drive 1 mi past Rosecrans Ave. Turn left at the east campus entrance. Enter and drive past parking lot A, towards parking lot B. You will see the school cafeteria - we will be setting up behind it in the open air space.
Last Qtr Moon
 3rd Quarter Moon

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