• Optical Society of Southern California Meeting at Cal Poly Pomona

    Kellogg West Conference Center at Cal Poly Pomona

    Optical Payloads for Telescopes & Instruments: Innovation & Creativity Kevin Romero, OPIR Systems Architecture, Northrop Grumman Abstract: Key parts of this presentation are from Kevin’s “Fundamental Principles of Creativity”. The talk will focus on methods to break psychological inertia created by our societal norms, history and our own engineering experience. The tools presented can be applied to any problem, to help develop unique solutions. Although Kevin will focus on Creativity in Engineering, the principles are general and apply to diverse subjects like science and art. Several examples of the use of these principles to break technological roadblocks in optical instrument design will be reviewed. Networking & Social Hour: 6:00pm Dinner: 7:00pm OSSC Business: 7:30pm Presentation: 8:00pm Dinner prices: (not required) Members: $35 by 8 November, $45 after Non-Members: $40 by 8 November, $50 after OSSC Student Members: $10 by 8 November, $20 after Register at www.ossc.org

  • San Diego Mars Movie Night!

    Studio 106 - The San Diego Reader Building (Golden Hill area, just east of downtown)

    To be announced... Calendar at: MarsMovieGuide.com

  • San Diego Vintage Sci Fi

    Studio 106 - The San Diego Reader Building (Golden Hill area, just east of downtown)

    To be announced… Calendar at: sdvsf.org

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

    Please RSVP for this 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 location) 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 should join the OC-ACM MeetUp, above, to get announcements.

  • SmallSats MeetUp - Spaceflight Simulation and Embedded Software Development

    Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday on the month. Please see SmallSats MeetUp page at: http://www.MeetUp.com/SmallSats for details such as location, 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 Presentation. Odd numbered months only.

    Please RSVP for this 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 location) 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 should join the OC-ACM MeetUp, above, to get announcements.

  • San Diego Mars Movie Night!

    Studio 106 - The San Diego Reader Building (Golden Hill area, just east of downtown)

    To be announced... Calendar at: MarsMovieGuide.com

  • San Diego Vintage Sci Fi

    Studio 106 - The San Diego Reader Building (Golden Hill area, just east of downtown)

    To be announced… Calendar at: sdvsf.org

  • 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.