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Private Outreach - Cancelled
 Event: Davis Magnet School
Date: Friday, 3/1/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:48 PM

Place: Davis Magnet School
Address: 1050 Arlington St; Costa Mesa
Location: 33°40’13"N, 117°54’05"W

Directions: Take CA-55 South toward Newport Beach. Take exit 5B for Baker St; go 0.6 mi. Turn right at Baker St; go 0.3 mi. Turn left at Bristol St; go 0.6 mi. Take the 3rd right onto Newport Blvd; go 0.3 mi. Slight right at Arlington Dr; go 0.5 mi.
Beginner’s Class
 7:30:00 PM - 9:30:00 PM The first session of the Beginners Astronomy Class gives a general overview of all of the different objects you can see in the night sky, with some history and information about what they are and their significance. 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 who attend are invited to one of our monthly OC star parties as our guest. More
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
Private Outreach - Cancelled
 Event: Moulton Elementary
Date: Monday, 3/4/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:50 PM

Place: Moulton Elementary
Address: 29851 Highlands Ave; Laguna Niguel
Location: 33°31’44"N, 117°43’23"W

Directions: Take CA-55 South toward Newport Beach . Take exit 11A to merge onto I-5 S toward San Diego, go 13.1 mi. Take exit 90 for Alicia Pkwy. Turn right onto Alicia Pkwy; go 4.7 mi. Turn right onto Highlands Ave; go 1.3 m. School is on the left.
Private Outreach - Cancelled
 Event: Laguna Woods Astronomy Club
Date: Tuesday, 3/5/2019
Viewing at 7:30 PM, Sunset at 5:51 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.
New Moon
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 - Cancelled
 Event: Bonita Canyon Elementary
Date: Wednesday, 3/6/2019
Viewing at 7:00 PM, Sunset at 5:52 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.
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 – Anza
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.
Private Outreach - Foothill Ranch Elementary
 Event: Foothill Ranch Elementary
Date: Monday, 3/11/2019
Viewing at 8:00 PM, Sunset at 6:55 PM

Place: Foothill Ranch Elementary
Address: 1 Torino Dr; Foothill Ranch
Location: 33°40’55"N, 117°39’42"W

Directions: Merge onto I-405 S/San Diego Fwy via the ramp to San Diego; go 5.3 mi. Take exit 1B for Bake Parkway; go 0.6 mi. Turn left onto Bake Pkwy; go 5.6 mi. Turn left onto Rue De Fortuna. Turn left onto Torino Dr; go 0.2 mi. School is on the left. Take the road at the NW end of the parking lot to go around the school to the blacktop area.
1st Qtr Moon
Private Outreach - Cerro Villa Middle School
 Event: Cerro Villa Middle School
Date: Thursday, 3/14/2019
Viewing at 8:00 PM, Sunset at 6:58 PM

Place: Cerro Villa Middle School
Address: 17852 Serrano Ave; Villa Park
Location: 33°49’12"N, 117°49’11"W

Directions: Take CA-55 to Katella Ave exit. Go east on E Katella Ave; go 0.5 mi. Turn left at N Wanda Rd; go 0.3 mi. Continue on N Santiago Blvd; go 0.5 mi. Turn right at Serrano Ave. Follow Serrano past the school and turn right on Nichols Ave. Entrance gate is on the right past the portables.
Public Outreach - Heritage Museum of OC
 Event: Heritage Museum of Orange County
Date: Friday, 3/15/2019
Viewing at 8:00 PM, Sunset at 6:59 PM

Place: Heritage Museum of Orange County
Address: 3101 W Harvard St; Santa Ana
Location: 33°43’15"N, 117°54’38"W

Directions: Take CA-55 South to 405 N. Merge onto 405 North towards Long Beach. Take the Exit 11 Fairview Rd /Harbor Blvd, keep Right at the fork and follow signs for Fairview Rd. Turn right onto Fairview Rd, 2.2 mi. Turn Left onto West Harvard Rd. The Heritage Museum will be on your right. Turn into the driveway marked for Bus and Employee Entrance and follow it back behind the museum to park.
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: Olive Elementary School
Date: Tuesday, 3/26/2019
Viewing at 8:15 PM, Sunset at 7:07 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.
Last Qtr Moon
Private Outreach - Gates Elementary School
 Event: Gates Elementary School
Date: Friday, 3/29/2019
Viewing at 8:00 PM, Sunset at 7:09 PM

Place: Gates Elementary School
Address: 23882 Landisview; Lake Forest
Location: 33°36’57"N, 117°41’47"W

Directions: Take the 55 Fwy south to the I-5 south. Go south on the I-5 20 miles to the El Toro Rd exit. Turn left on Avenida de la Carlota - go 0.1 mi. Turn left on El Toro Rd - go 0.3 mi. Turn right on Rockfield Blvd - go 0.2 mi. Turn left on Silverbay Dr - go < 0.1 mi. Silverbay Dr becomes Belgreen Pl - go 0.2 mi. Turn left on Landisview Ave and go past the school. Turn right on Arrowhead St and the hop the curve at the gate.

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