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Beginner’s Class
 7:30:00 AM - 9:30:00 AM The 6th session of the Beginners Astronomy Class covers covers the basics of astrophotography, covering different types of imaging, how different types of cameras are used for this kind of photography, and other equipment and considerations for taking a good picture. This session is taught by Kyle Coker, who is active in the club�s AstroImaging section. 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". Download the sample information package. 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
Private Outreach - Cancelled
 Event: Brywood Elementary School
Date: Friday, 2/1/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:22 PM

Place: Brywood Elementary School
Address: 1 Westwood; Irvine
Location: 33°42’43"N, 117°46’25"W

Directions: Take CA-55 South to I-5 South. Take exit 11A to merge onto I-5 South; go 4.0 mi. Take exit 99 for Culver Dr; go 0.4 mi. Turn left at Culver Dr; go 0.6 mi. Turn right at Bryan Ave; go 0.4 mi. Turn right at Westwood. School is on the right.
Private star party – Anza
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 Outreach - Cancelled
 Event: Bonita Canyon Elementary
Date: Monday, 2/4/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:25 PM

Place: Bonita Canyon Elementary
Address: 1 Sundance Drive; Irvine
Location: 33°38’02"N, 117°48’47"W

Directions: Take the CA-55 south exit towards Costa Mesa Fwy/Newport Beach. Take the I-405 south and exit on Culver D. Turn right on Culver Dr and go 1.4 mi. Turn left on Campus Dr - go 0.4 mi. Turn right on Turtle Rock Dr - go 1.6 mi. Turn left on Sundance.
Private Outreach - Canceled
 Event: Biola University
Cancelled due to cloudy skies.
Private Outreach - Canceled
 Outreach Canceled.
New Moon
Private Outreach - Cancelled
 Event: Olive Elementary School
Date: Tuesday, 2/5/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:26 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 - Northwood High School
 Event: Northwood High School
Date: Wednesday, 2/6/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:27 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.
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.
Private Outreach - Rose Drive Elementary
 Event: Rose Drive Elementary
Date: Thursday, 2/7/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:28 PM

Place: Rose Drive Elementary
Address: 4700 Rose Drive; Yorba Linda
Location: 33°53’32"N, 117°50’27"W

Directions: Take the 55 Fwy North to the 91 Fwy West. Exit immediately at N. Tustin. Turn right (north) on Tustin 2.8 miles. Tustin turns into Rose Drive. The school is about 0.3 miles north of Yorba Linda Blvd. Turn right at driveway on the south side of the school.
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 Outreach - Lomarena Elementary
 Event: Lomarena Elementary
Date: Monday, 2/11/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:31 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 - Heritage STEAM Elementary
 Event: Heritage STEAM Elementary
Date: Tuesday, 2/12/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:33 PM

Place: Heritage STEAM Elementary
Address: 15400 Lansdowne Rd; Tustin
Location: 33°43’05"N, 117°49’45"W

Directions: Take CA-55 South towards Costa Mesa, 4 mi. Take exit 9 for Edinger Ave. Use Right two lanes to turn onto E Edinger Ave, .7 mi. Turn Right onto Redhill Ave, .4 mi. Turn Left onto Valencia Ave and make another immediate Left onto Lansdowne Rd. School will be in front of you.
1st Qtr Moon
Private Outreach - Library of the Canyons
 Event: Library of the Canyons
Date: Wednesday, 2/13/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:33 PM

Place: Library of the Canyons
Address: 7531 Santiago Canyon Rd; Silverado
Location: 33°44’38"N, 117°40’03"W

Directions: Take CA-55 north towards the 91. Take the exit East Chapman Ave and continue on Chapman as it becomes E. Santiago Canyon Rd, 5.5 mi. Keep Left to stay on E Santiago Canyon Rd, 6.5 mi. The library will come up on the left hand side after the Silverado Children’s Center.
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!
Full Moon
Private Outreach - Cancelled
 Event: Vista Verde K-8 School
Date: Thursday, 2/21/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:41 PM

Place: Vista Verde K-8 School
Address: 6 Federation Way; Irvine
Location: 33°37’51"N, 117°49’38"W

Directions: Take CA-55 South towards Costa Mesa. Take exit 6B for 405 South/San Diego Fwy and take the exit for Culver Drive, 10.5 mi. Turn Right at the light onto Culver Drive. Continue on Culver for 2.3 mi - it will become Bonita Canyon Drive after you’ve passed UCI. Turn Left on to Turtle Ridge Drive and then turn Left again onto Federation Way. School will be on the Right.
Private Outreach - Cancelled
 Event: Oxford Prep Academy Saddleback Valley
Date: Friday, 2/22/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:41 PM

Place: Oxford Prep Academy Saddleback Valley
Address: 22882 Loumont Dr; Lake Forest
Location: 33°37’43"N, 117°42’03"W

Directions: Take CA-55 South towards Costa Mesa. Take the exit for I-5 South towards San Diego; merge onto I-5 South, 8 mi. Use the Right two lanes to take exit 92 for Bake Parkway, 1mi. Turn Left onto Bake Parkway, 1 mi. Turn Right onto Muirlands Blvd, 1 mi. Turn Left onto Loumont Drive. Turn Left onto Corta Cresta Drive which then turns right and becomes Costa Bella. Turn Right onto Blackfoot Drive. Turn Left onto Loumount Drive. School will be on your Right.
Private Outreach - Cancelled
 Event: Yorba Linda Public Library
Date: Saturday, 2/23/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:43 PM

Place: Yorba Linda Public Library
Address: 18181 Imperial Highway; Yorba Linda
Location: 33°53’28"N, 117°48’54"W

Directions: Take CA-55 N towards the CA-91. Merge onto CA-91 E, 1.9 mi. Use Right two lanes to take exit 36 for Imperial Hwy/ CA-90. Use Left two lanes to turn Left onto CA-90/N Imperial Hwy, 3.2 mi. Library will be located on right hand side.
Private Outreach - Alderwood Elementary School
 Event: Alderwood Elementary School
Date: Monday, 2/25/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:44 PM

Place: Alderwood Elementary School
Address: 2005 Knollcrest; Irvine
Location: 33°38’56"N, 117°46’31"W

Directions: Take CA-55 South to I-5 South. Take exit 11A to merge onto I-5 S; go 7.5 mi. Take exit 95 and merge onto CA-133 S; go 1.4 mi. Turn right onto Laguna Canyon Rd; go 0.5 mi. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Quail Hill; go 0.3 mi. Turn left onto Knollcrest; go 0.4 mi. School is on the right. Go through the gate at the North end of the parking lot to enter the blacktop area behind the school. The viewing location is on the basketball courts past the volleyball posts.
Private Outreach - Cancelled
 Event: Buena Park Junior High
Date: Tuesday, 2/26/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:46 PM

Place: Buena Park Junior High
Address: 6931 Orangethorpe Ave; Buena Park
Location: 33°51’41"N, 118°00’46"W

Directions: Take CA-55 or CA-57 to CA-91. Take CA-91 west toward LA. Take the Knott Ave exit- Turn right onto Knott Ave. go 0.1 mi. Turn left onto Orangethorpe Ave. go <0.1 mi.
Last Qtr Moon
Private Outreach - Cancelled
 Event: Guin Foss Elementary
Date: Wednesday, 2/27/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:46 PM

Place: Guin Foss Elementary
Address: 18492 Vanderlip Ave; Tustin
Location: 33°45’21"N, 117°48’40"W

Directions: Take CA-55 South towards Costa Mesa and take exit 12A to merge onto 17th St, 1.2 mi. Turn Right onto Holt Ave, 0.2 mi. Turn Left onto Vanderlip Ave. School will be on your Right.
Private Outreach - Cancelled
 Event: Warren Elementary
Date: Thursday, 2/28/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:47 PM

Place: Warren Elementary
Address: 12871 Estock Dr.; Garden Grove
Location: 33°47’08"N, 117°54’36"W

Directions: Take the CA-55 S to the CA-22 Freeway. Go west on CA-22 to Haster (4.2 miles). Turn right onto Haster St. and go 0.5 miles. Turn left onto Twintree Ln. and go 0.1 miles. Turn right onto Sungrove St. and then turn left onto Estock Dr.

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