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Private Outreach - Davis Magnet School
 Event: Davis Magnet School
Date: Friday, 5/4/2018
Viewing at 8:45 PM, Sunset at 7:37 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.
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Beginner's Class
 7:30:00 PM - 9:30:00 PM The 3rd session of the Beginners Astronomy Class covers different ways of finding what’s up in the night sky. Special topic is learning the constellations. 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 people who attend will be invited to one of our monthly star parties at Black Star Canyon as guests. More
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Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower
 
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Private - Cub Scout 766 Camp Out
 Event: Cub Scout 766 Camp Out
Date: Saturday, 5/5/2018
Viewing at 8:45 PM, Sunset at 7:36 PM

Place: Cub Scout 766 Camp Out
Address: 33401 Ortega Hwy; San Juan Capistrano
Location: 33°32’29"N, 117°33’10"W

Directions: This event is taking place at Caspers Wilderness Park Camogrounds. Take CA-55 south towards Costa Mesa. Take the exit for I-5 South towards San Diego (past the 5/405 merger), 20 mil. Use the 2nd from Right lane to take Exit 82 for CA-74/Ortega Highway towards San Juan Capastrano. Turn Left onto CA-74/Ortega Highway, 7.5 mi. Look for signs for Caspers Wilderness - it will be on your lefthand side.
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Cinco de Mayo
 
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Last Qtr Moon
 3rd Quarter Moon
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OCA General Meeting
 

Meetings are FREE and open to the public, and are held at Chapman University

Agenda:
Club Announcements
Whats Up: See Announcement on Home Page.
Main speaker: See announcement on Home Page
break
Library: Members can check out books from our extensive collection.

Refreshments: will be available (coffee, donuts, soft drinks, etc.).
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Private star party - Anza
 
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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.
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Mother’s Day
 
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New Moon
 
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Ramadan Begins
 
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Private - New Vista School Spring Dance
 Event: New Vista School Spring Dance
Date: Thursday, 5/17/2018
Viewing at 8:45 PM, Sunset at 7:47 PM

Place: New Vista School Spring Dance
Address: 3101 W Harvard St; Santa Ana
Location: 33°43’15"N, 117°54’38"W

Directions: This event is taking place at the Heritage Museum in Santa Ana. 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.
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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!
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Private Outreach - San Mateo Campground
 Event: San Mateo Campground
Date: Friday, 5/18/2018
Viewing at 8:45 PM, Sunset at 7:46 PM

Place: San Mateo Campground
Address: 830 Cristianitos Rd; San Clemente
Location: 33°24’21"N, 117°35’08"W

Directions: Take CA-55 south to the I-5. Take the I-5 South toward San Diego - go 30.8 mi. Take the Cristianitos Rd exit; go 0.2 mi. Turn left on Cristianitos Rd - go 0.9 mi. Turn right after entering park and go a half mile to the parking lot on right (just below the amphitheater).
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OCA Board Meeting
 2:00:00 PM - 6:00:00 PM The regular meeting of the OCA Board is at 2:00 p.m., at the People Ready office at 696 Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA. All members are welcome to attend, but please contact our host, Greg Schedcik, in advance to let him know you will be attending.
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1st Qtr Moon
 1st Quarter Moon
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Memorial Day
 
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Full Moon
 Full Moon







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