Monthly Archives: November 2003

The OCA Board

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It’s Election Season at OCA! Time to choose the new Board for 2004! But – What IS the Board? What does it do? How does it do it? Here are the answers to these questions and more! This picture is of the election meeting of January 9, 1981, courtesy of John Sanford, who’s been posting some great photos from OCAs past check them out in the Image Album!

Upcoming Comets – Per Don Lynn

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One of our resident experts, Don Lynn, posted this information about what we can expect for viewable comets in the coming months in response to a question on the ocastronomers emailing list. (Picture is of Comet Hale-Bopp, taken by Michael Mirjahangir and posted in the OCA Image Album)

Agenda for November Board Meeting

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The next Board meeting is this Sunday, November 9, at 5:30 p.m., with the usual pre-meeting potluck at 5:00. All members are welcome, but please contact Barbara Toy ( in advance if you want to attend. Click on the title to see the proposed agenda for this meeting. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE HAVE BEEN SOME ADDITIONS SINCE THIS WAS FIRST POSTED

Lunar Eclipse Viewing at UCI Observatory

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We’re in the path of a total lunar eclipse on Saturday, November 8. Join our outreach volunteers and volunteers from the UCI Astronomy Club at the UCI Observatory to view this eclipse! (Picture by Larry McManus – though not truly showing the moon in eclipse)

How to Use Your Telescope

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If you have a telescope but you’re having problems using it – here’s an easy way to get some help!

If you want a fun chance to share your knowledge and help other people enjoy our hobby – come help us out as a volunteer!

This Friday, 11/7, 7:30 p.m. at the Centennial Museum in Santa Ana

President’s Message – November 2003

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The year races on, and those of us who persist on being up at “O-dark-thirty” (to borrow Chris Butler’s popular phrase) have our own ways of telling that winter is […]