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Welcome Members
Welcome New Members!

Individual and Corporate Members who
joined (or rejoined) in the last 60 days.

We value your membership
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Uniting the Southern California Optics Community

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The Optical Society of Southern California was founded in 1951 to increase and disseminate the knowledge of optics and closely allied sciences and to promote the mutual interests of investigators, organizations, teachers and students in these fields.

The Society is a local section of the Optical Society of America and meets on the second Wednesday of each month from October through June.  Most of our meetings are open to the public.  Those interested in promoting our goals are urged to apply for either Individual or Corporate Memberships.

OSSC Merchandising


OSSC Members -
Please take a short survey regarding what OSSC logo-branded Merchandise you would like to see offered by our Society.

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Upcoming Events


Regular OSSC Meetings
Resume in October 2016

TMT

We would love your help keeping the OSSC running smoothly.  Whether it's helping at an event, improving the website or editing the newsletter, your support is most welcome.  If you think you might like to help, please contact OSSC's President Kenn Bates or one of the other members of the Board of Directors.

Professional Education

for more information contact:
Prof. Desiré Whitmore, Ph.D.
949-824-2704    IVCphotonics@ivc.edu

Download Flyer Here
IVC Photonics is located at the:
ATEP campus in Tustin, CA


Education Planning Session
Recorded Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Click here to view
Optical Engineering & Optical Instrument Design
Fall courses begin in late September

These courses are part of the Certificate Programs in:
15% discount for OSSC Members on courses Required for a Certificate.
(Discount does NOT apply to Electives and Prerequisite Courses.)

Email
Jennifer Mortensen
with confirmed registration
to receive discount code.

Election Results


Congratulations to the 2016-2017 OSSC Board of Directors!

President:  Kenn Bates
Vice President:  Brian Monacelli
Secretary:  Bo Wang
Treasurer:  Matt Kadowaki

Councilors:  Norma Adachi, Ottavia Golfetto and Desiré Whitmore

By-Laws Amendments
1) Allow elections by electronic or mail ballot:  Passed
2) New officers and councilors take office during the annual business meeting rather than after:  Not passed


Networking Event


Saturday, 27 August 2016

Annual Mount Baldy Hike

2010 Mount Baldy Hike
 
Join members of the OSSC and our sister organization the CVOSA (Ventura OSA) in our annual ritual of summiting Old Baldy (Mt. San Antonio 10,064') via the Devil's Backbone trail.

START TIME:  ~8:00 am


DIRECTIONS:  Mount Baldy is in Angeles National Forest directly north of the 210 freeway above Claremont, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga and Pomona.

Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts, Inc.
8401 Mt Baldy Rd.
Mt Baldy, CA 91759

FROM THE PARKING LOT TO THE SKI LODGE:  The easiest way to and from the lodge is to purchase a round-trip lift ticket. You can also include a meal to reduce overall cost.  Unfortunately the breakfast/ski lift discount is sold-out for August 27.  There is, however, a deal for the ski lift and lunch.


Ambitious hikers can also take the service road from the Ski Area parking lot to the Top Of The Notch Restaurant. This is a 2.6 mile hike with an eleven hundred foot elevation gain. You can also opt to take the ski lift one-way.
 
NOTE: the email erroneously indicated that the service road hike is 6 miles. It's about 2.6 miles making the entire hike to the summit about 6 miles one-way.
 
Mount Baldy

TRAIL INFO:  For those new to this trail, its a great hike with a full 360 degree view at the top ranging from the Los Angeles basin below you, to the Channel Islands in the Pacific (on a clear day) to the Mojave Desert.  It is about 3.5 miles one way with an elevation gain of twenty two hundred feet and is considered strenuous.

Our loose group normally takes about 3 to 4 hours to get to the top and half that to get back to the lodge well before the lifts close for the day.  This is a casual hike, everyone moves at their own pace.  Bring lunch, plenty of water, sun block, hat, comfortable shoes, possibly a windbreaker - it can be chilly at the top.

No special equipment needed, hiking boots are recommended but many do this hike in running shoes.  We hope to get a group photo at the top during lunch break.  Ski lift operates from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.  Cafeteria, rest rooms, water, etc. available at the Ski Lodge at the top of ski lift.

NOT GOING TO THE TOP?:  You are welcome to join the group for breakfast at the Ski Lodge, enjoy the scenery and shorter hikes, and meet the crowd on the return from the summit for soft drinks or beer.

You are encouraged to bring as many friends and family members as you wish.  There is a lot of room on the mountain!

You don't need to RSVP, but if you do we will look for you at the ski lodge.  Let Fred Houston know you are attending.

MORE INFORMATION:
Fred Houston
fred.houston@gmail.com
805-405-2525

Recent Networking Event


Sunday, 26 June 2016

2016 Fred Hansen
Memorial Golf Tournament

Extremely NON-competitive
Extraordinarily Enjoyable

Lets Golf
Event Pictures coming Soon!

 

Welcome to the OSSC Website!

 

The Optical Society of Southern California was founded in 1951 to increase and disseminate the knowledge of optics and closely allied sciences and to promote the mutual interests of investigators, organizations, teachers and students in these fields.

 

The Society is a local section of the Optical Society of America and meets on the second Wednesday of each month from October through June.  Most of our meetings are open to the public.  Those interested in promoting our goals are urged to apply for either Individual or Corporate Membership.

 

 

 

OSSC Images Newsletter

 

The OSSC newsletter, Images, is published monthly from October through June. You can read about our next meeting and other events; discover more about our individual and corporate members; and even learn a few Optricks!

 

Download the October 2009 Newsletter!

 

 

 

Welcome New OSSC Members

 

Welcome new Individual Members:

 

Stephen Borchert, DRS Sensors & Targeting

Mark Helmlinger, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Christopher S Anderberg, Student at Cal Poly Pomona

Nina Abramzon, Cal Poly Pomona Department of Physics

Chris Taylor, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

Ertan Salik, Cal Poly Pomona Department of Physics

 

Welcome new Corporate Members:

 

Paul Trinh, Silicon Lightwave Technology

Leslie Tack, Pembroke Scientific

Bruce Sobczak, Advanced Technology & Education Park

 

We value your membership and appreciate your support!

 

 

 

Calling Old Friends of the OSSC

 

Have you changed your email address, moved, or taken a new job?  The OSSC may not be able to contact you.  You may even have an account on this website with incomplete or out-of-date information.  All you need to do is send the OSSC Membership Chair, Owen Cupp, an email with your name and email address and he can help you activate your account.

 

Once your account is active, you can login, reset your password and update your address and other contact information.

 

 Contact the OSSC Membership Chair!

 


 

 

Next OSSC Meeting

 

Getting to Space for Less Cost

 

 

 

Gwynne Shotwell

President

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)

 

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

 

6:00 PM Social Hour

7:00 PM Dinner

7:45 PM Presentation

 

Register by November 8!

 

Download event flyer for details and directions

 

Post the flyer and invite colleagues, family and friends!

 

 

Outreach News

 

OSSC Outreach Event

 

 

Beall Center Family Day Fall 09 at the UC Irvine, Beall Center for Art + Technology

 

Saturday, November 14, 2009

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

 

UC Irvine, Beall Center for Art + Technology

 

Topic: Media Alchemy - Korean artist Nam June Paik's work is exhibited and will be discussed by Dr. Donn, the Wizard of Light.  Optricks Suitcase Theme Packets will be distributed.

 

Please register for this event!

 

Call for SPIE Optics Education and Outreach papers.

 

Visit the OSSC Outreach Page to learn about and volunteer for OSSC Outreach projects.

 

 

Lens Design Course

 

The OISC is coordinating a new Lens Design Course taught through UC Irvine Extension. The course instructor is OSSC Vice President Valentina Doushkina.  The course is part of an Optical Engineering Certification program being developed by OSSC Outreach Chair  Donn Silberman.  Donn is also the Director of the Optics Institute of Southern California.
 

Additional information is available in the forums area of the OSSC website.


 


Last update:  26 August 2016