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Join us at The Science Cafe for the latest science served fresh with a side of coffee or other beverage. We meet at venues throughout the SoCal region, doing everything from daytrips to lectures. There's something for everybody!

Whether it's attending an exhibit on Mummies in Santa Ana with homeschoolers, hearing an astronaut speak in San Diego, singles going on a daytrip to an MCAS Miramar Air Show, or science hobbyists learning about what happened to poor Pluto up in Altadena, there's something science going on near you -- no matter where you live in the SoCal region!

Schoolkids, parents, teachers, retirees, students, singles, couples, makers, and hobbyists...join your hosts as we all go together on the journey of discovery!

Upcoming events (5)

SmallSats MeetUp - Online Spaceflight Simulation Software Development

Meetings are online, held on the 2nd Monday on the month. Please see SmallSats MeetUp page at: http://www.MeetUp.com/SmallSats for details such as URL, topic, and goals. NOTE: You MUST JOIN SMALLSATS MeetUp to participate in the SmallSats NewSpace events.

Orange County Astronomers General Meeting Topic TBD

Chapman University - Irvine Lecture Hall

Orange County Astronomers Monthly General Meetings The OCA has a general meeting held on the second Friday of every month* at Chapman University. These meetings are free and open to the general public. The meetings take place in The Irvine Lecture Hall with seating for approximately 250 people. The Irvine Lecture Hall (located adjacent to the Hashinger Science Center) is near the south east corner of the campus and the nearest cross street is East Palm Ave and North Center Street. The meetings start promptly at 7:30 PM. The basic agenda, with approximate times, is as shown below. 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Pre-meeting Slide Show Arrival of audience. This presentation includes recent astronomical photographs taken by OCA members. 7:30 PM - 7:45 PM Club Announcements Usually presented by the OCA Secretary, Bob Buchheim. 7:45 PM - 8:15 PM "What's Up?" Usually presented by OCA Member and Space Artist, Chris Butler. 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM Main Talk Speakers are often from JPL/Caltech and other major educational and astronomical institutions. The level of the talks are usually appropriate for anyone who has an interest in this hobby. 9:15 PM - 9:30 PM Refreshments Break Donuts, coffee, soda are available for a small donation. 9:30 PM - 10:00 PM "Ask an Astronomer" Anyone can stay behind and ask a panel of experts any burning question related to this hobby.

ACM of OC, Bi-monthly Online Presentation. Odd numbered months only.

Please RSVP for this online event on the ACM-OC MeetUps page. Click here to RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/ACM-OC/ The details of the ACM presentation (e.g Title and URL) can also be found on the OC-ACM page: https://www.meetup.com/ACM-OC/ You do not have to be an ACM member to attend. But you must join the OC-ACM MeetUp, above, to get announcements.

Orange County Astronomers General Meeting Topic TBD

Chapman University - Irvine Lecture Hall

Orange County Astronomers Monthly General Meetings The OCA has a general meeting held on the second Friday of every month* at Chapman University. These meetings are free and open to the general public. The meetings take place in The Irvine Lecture Hall with seating for approximately 250 people. The Irvine Lecture Hall (located adjacent to the Hashinger Science Center) is near the south east corner of the campus and the nearest cross street is East Palm Ave and North Center Street. The meetings start promptly at 7:30 PM. The basic agenda, with approximate times, is as shown below. 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Pre-meeting Slide Show Arrival of audience. This presentation includes recent astronomical photographs taken by OCA members. 7:30 PM - 7:45 PM Club Announcements Usually presented by the OCA Secretary, Bob Buchheim. 7:45 PM - 8:15 PM "What's Up?" Usually presented by OCA Member and Space Artist, Chris Butler. 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM Main Talk Speakers are often from JPL/Caltech and other major educational and astronomical institutions. The level of the talks are usually appropriate for anyone who has an interest in this hobby. 9:15 PM - 9:30 PM Refreshments Break Donuts, coffee, soda are available for a small donation. 9:30 PM - 10:00 PM "Ask an Astronomer" Anyone can stay behind and ask a panel of experts any burning question related to this hobby.

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