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AstroImagers SIG Monthly Meeting
 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.
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 people who attend will be invited to visit one of our monthly star parties at Black Star Canyon as a guest. More
Last Qtr Moon
 3rd Quarter Moon
Private Outreach - San Mateo Campground
 Event: San Mateo Campground
Date: Saturday, 8/4/2018
Viewing at 8:45 PM, Sunset at 7:50 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).
Private Outreach - Shipley Nature Center
 Event: Shipley Nature Center
Date: Thursday, 8/9/2018
Viewing at 8:45 PM, Sunset at 7:48 PM

Place: Held at Central Park
Address: 17851 Goldenwest; Huntington Beach
Location: 33°42’11"N, 118°00’33"W

Directions: Take CA-55 S to I-405 N. Slight left at I-405 N; go 7.0 mi. Take exit 15 for Warner Ave toward Magnolia St; go 0.2 mi. Keep right at the fork and merge onto Warner Ave; go 1.5 mi. Turn left at Beach Blvd/CA-39; go 0.5 mi. Turn right at Slater Ave; go 1.0 mi. Turn left at Goldenwest St; go 0.3 mi. Park is on the right. Drive into park and then down the path on the north side of the park.
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.
New Moon
Private star party - Anza
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!
Kuhn Reservation
 Pat Knoll has reserved the Kuhn telescope and the club observatory.
Public - Nix Nature Center
 Event: Nix Nature Center
Date: Saturday, 8/18/2018
Viewing at 8:45 PM, Sunset at 7:37 PM

Place: Nix Nature Center
Address: 18751 Laguna Canyon Rd; Laguna Beach
Location: 33°36’30"N, 117°45’48"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).
1st Qtr Moon
 1st Quarter Moon
Perseid Meteor Shower
Full Moon
 Full Moon

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