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Independence Day
 
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AstroImagers SIG Monthly Meeting
 6:30:00 PM - 8:30:00 PM (NOTE: Special date for this month only) Monthly meeting of the AstroImagers group which 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.
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Last Qtr Moon
 3rd Quarter Moon
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Beginner's 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 people who attend will be invited to visit our Black Star Canyon dark site as guests at one of our monthly star parties. More
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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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New 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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1st Qtr Moon
 1st Quarter Moon
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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: Saturday, 7/21/2018
Viewing at 9:00 PM, Sunset at 8:00 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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Full Moon
 Full Moon
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Delta Aquariid Meteor Shower
 
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Capricornid Meteor Shower
 







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