Monthly Archives: September 2005

Around OCA for October, 2005

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Some thoughts on Hurricane Katrina and the destruction in Louisiana and Mississippi; friends here from New Orleans who may be coming to club events; disaster preparedness; and Labor Day weekend revisited, with appreciation for the hard work done on the observatory repairs by Bob Buchheim, Tom Munnecke and Ray Stann, John Castillo and Don Lynn. And more

Ford Observatory in Wrightwood Break in and theft

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The Ford Observatory in Wrightwood, Calif. was broken into a few days ago
and much was lost.

Help Needed

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OCA members. If you have been wondering how and when you can pitch in and help out with projects in the club, your wait is over. Listed below are some of the current projects that are in need of volunteers. Read on, and then give the contact person listed under each project a call or send them an email.

Astrophysics Meeting – 9/16/05 at 7:30 p.m.

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Just a reminder – the Astrophysics SIG meets this Friday at 7:30 in the classroom behind the Centennial Heritage Museum. We’ll be continuing with videos from the series by Alex Fillipenko on astronomy and by and Richard Wolfson on “Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity for Non-Scientists.” Don Lynn is back from vacation and will be bringing a bigger collection of pictures than he brought to the general meeting, for those present to view and discuss, and we’ll have our usual discussions of current events and issues of interest coming out of the videos, as well as socializing. Hope to see you there!

For directions, please click on the title to this article.

Bommer Canyon Outreach/Public Viewing event tonight at 8:30

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A reminder for Outreach volunteers, and for people who’d like try doing an outreach in a nice wilderness park setting – one of our regular outreaches at Bommer Canyon is tonight at 8:30.

This event is open to the general public – if you’d like a chance to see the stars from a pretty dark location near UCI, come on out!

For directions and details, please click on the title to this article or check the calendar entry.

Around OCA for September, 2005

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Unusual summer weather, help needed for Anza House, the club observatory and the AstroImage 2006 Conference, and Part 2 of the Astronomer’s Guide to Dealing with Shyness and Stage Fright (which includes a highly personal tour of the club’s Special Interest Groups)