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Chapman University

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336 N Center St
Orange, CA 92866 United States
https://www.chapman.edu

Directions

From 5 Freeway south of 55
  • Take 5 Freeway NORTH Exit onto 55 Freeway
  • NORTH Take 55 Freeway NORTH to Chapman Avenue Orange
  • Turn WEST on Chapman Avenue (right off the freeway exit ramp)
  • Take Chapman Avenue WEST to N Grand Street
  • Take N Grand Street NORTH until it ends 2 blocks later at E Palm Avenue. Turn RIGHT on E Palm Avenue, then LEFT at the next street (N Center Street)
  • Proceed 2 blocks NORTH on N Center Street past the Hashinger parking lot to E Walnut Avenue
  • Turn LEFT (WEST) on E Walnut Avenue and go 1 block to the entrance of the Lastinger underground parking structure on the LEFT
  • Turn LEFT into the Lastinger underground parking structure.
From 57 Freeway north of the 5
  • Take 57 Freeway SOUTH Exit onto West Orangewood Avenue
  • Turn LEFT (EAST) onto West Orangewood Avenue
  • Take Orangewood Avenue (changes name to Walnut Avenue) past N Glassell Street
  • Continue 1 block to the entrance of the Lastinger underground parking structure on the RIGHT
  • Turn RIGHT into the Lastinger underground parking structure
From 5 Freeway north of the 57/22 freeways
  • Take 5 Freeway SOUTH Exit onto 22 Freeway
  • Turn EAST onto 22 Freeway
  • Take 22 Freeway to N Grand Avenue (S Glassell Street)
  • Turn LEFT (NORTH) on N Grand Avenue continue NORTH as name changes to S Glassell Street
  • at Traffic circle (roundabout) take first exit (EAST) onto Chapman Avenue
  • Turn LEFT (NORTH) onto N Grand Street
  • Take N Grand Street NORTH until it ends 2 blocks later at E Palm Avenue. Turn RIGHT on E Palm Avenue, then LEFT at the next street (N Center Street)
  • Proceed 2 blocks NORTH on N Center Street past the Hashinger parking lot to E Walnut Avenue
  • Turn LEFT (WEST) on E Walnut Avenue and go 1 block to the entrance of the Lastinger underground parking structure on the LEFT
  • Turn LEFT into the Lastinger underground parking structure

Parking

Free parking is available on the campus side of E Palm Avenue or N Center Street.
Parking on the campus is ONLY available in unreserved parking spaces in either the Lastinger underground parking structure or the Barrera parking structure.
Both of these parking structures require a parking permit to be displayed that can be purchased for a small fee upon entry to the parking structure.
Parking elsewhere (including the Hashinger lot next to Irvine Hall, or on the residential side of the streets) WILL result in a parking ticket.

Those displaying a Handicapped placard will be able to continue using the handicapped spaces they have been using in the Hashinger lot.
Hashinger Hall is in the south-east corner of the campus. The nearest cross-street is E Palm Avenue and N Center Street.

The Chapman University’s campus map can be obtained here.

April 2018

OCA General Meeting

April 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Chapman University, 336 N Center St
Orange, CA 92866 United States
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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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December 2018

OCA General Meeting – DEC 2018

December 14, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Chapman University, 336 N Center St
Orange, CA 92866 United States
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Astrophysics learning from the detection of Gravitational Waves We often said that the detection of gravitational waves would open a new window on the Universe. Well, it was more surprising than expected. I will illustrate the latest events found in the data, give you a glimpse of the strange things that we see through that window, and attempt an early summary of some astrophysical implications. Documents with in-depth information about the topic from the Erice School Of Nuclear Physics can…

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June 2019

General Meeting – June 2019

June 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Chapman University, 336 N Center St
Orange, CA 92866 United States
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Exoplanets: Finding Life in the Galaxy Join Dr. Zellem, a planetary astronomer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, as he discusses how scientists find and characterize exoplanets, planets outside of our Solar System, with the ultimate goal of finding extraterrestrial life. Robert Zellem

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July 2019

General Meeting – July 2019

July 12, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Chapman University, 336 N Center St
Orange, CA 92866 United States
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From the big bang to the empty end - the universe from the point of view of modern cosmology The scientific view point on our Universe has gone through a major transformation in the last decades. In my talk, I will talk about the knows but also the major unknowns we have. My main focus will be on the observations that lead to our current understanding. Simon Birrer Simon Birrer is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of California, Los…

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September 2019

General Meeting – September 2019

September 13, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Chapman University, 336 N Center St
Orange, CA 92866 United States
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News from the Universe The Virgo and two LIGO Gravitational Wave observatories are in observation mode. They detect more than one inspiral event per week, of Black Holes and Neutron Stars, and started making a strange picture of the collapsed-matter Universe. Why are there so many heavy Black Holes out there? How did they form in the early Universe? Why so many inspirals? And also why BH pairs appear to come from random pairing and not from binary star systems?…

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October 2019

General Meeting – October 2019

October 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Chapman University, 336 N Center St
Orange, CA 92866 United States
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The Universe in Infrared Light (There is no Red in Infrared) The infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum plays an indispensable role in both terrestrial and astronomical applications. On Earth, IR light runs our remote controls, provides security and surveillance, and identifies disease. In space, infrared light allows us to explore planet surface features, quantify an atmosphere, and probe through a galactic dust cloud. As advanced technology expands both the size and sensitivity of the IR sensor array, missions like…

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November 2019

General Meeting – November 2019

November 8, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Chapman University, 336 N Center St
Orange, CA 92866 United States
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OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE GALAXY – THE EARTHLIGHT EXPRESS   In The Earthlight Express, internationally published science artist Chris Butler brings his popular Our Little Corner of the Galaxy tours of the universe close to home – with an excursion across the wild and majestic wastelands of Earth's moon.  Join Chris for a unique blend of science and imagination that will transform the distant moon you see in Earth's sky into what it truly is: a world of its…

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December 2019

General Meeting – December 2019

December 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Chapman University, 336 N Center St
Orange, CA 92866 United States
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Astro-cinematography from the Mount Laguna Observatory The stars and galaxies that fill the night sky appear roughly today as they have throughout human history. However, close inspection shows that these objects change, sometimes dramatically, over decades or months, or occasionally over just minutes. The field of time-domain astronomy has arisen in recent years thanks to technological advances, and we can now record these changes and reveal celestial mergers, catastrophic explosions, and the shadows of distant worlds. In this talk I…

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January 2020

General Meeting – January 2020

January 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Chapman University, 336 N Center St
Orange, CA 92866 United States
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Music of the Spheres: Gravitational Waves from Black Holes The Nobel prize in 2016 was awarded for the detection of gravitational waves by the LIGO interferometer. So faint are these ripples that the only events powerful enough to produce detectable signals are the collisions of black holes and neutron stars, some forty times the mass of the sun. I'll explain how gravitational waves work, how they are detected and explain some of the weird and interesting properties of black holes.…

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February 2020

General Meeting – February 2020

February 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Chapman University, 336 N Center St
Orange, CA 92866 United States
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From Apples to Orange Juice: Can We Infer a Galaxy's Biography from Just One Photograph? Despite having data stretching back over 10 billion years and computer simulations that make realistic-looking galaxies starting from just gas and dark matter, humans do not have a theory that predicts why a galaxy looks the way it does based on what it used to look like. We ask this from the biological theory of evolution, but, because astronomers cannot experiment on our subjects, we…

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