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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

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.

Images Newsletter

The October 2016 OSSC Newsletter
is now available for download:

Current Images

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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Outreach Events

Fall Workshops by STEMbility @
UC Irvine - The Cove

STEMbility is a group of Orange County college students with OSSC Fellow Donn Silberman as their Board President.  Also, Sucha Kumar, our new OSSC Communications Chair is Co-Founder and Board Member at STEMbility.

We are offering Drone, Home Automation and Augmented Reality (Coming very soon) workshops from October to December at The Cove in Irvine.  Our 5 hour (1 hour of Lunch and Network) long workshops are meticulously designed to expose you to the latest technology trends of 2016 and require absolutely NO EXPERIENCE.

Our standard workshops are for High School, College and beyond.

Are you interested in learning how to build a drone, create an augmented reality application or control your home from your smart phone?

STEMbility is also providing similar workshops to high school students, coordinating with our friends at Vital Link OC at Irvine Valley College's Advanced Technology & Education Park (ATEP).

Upcoming Events

Regular OSSC Meetings
Resume in October 2016


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.

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

Optical Engineering & Optical Instrument Design
Fall courses began 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.)

Jennifer Mortensen
with confirmed registration
to receive discount code.

Recent Ventura OSA
(CVOSA) Meeting

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Progress in EUV Lithography
for IC Manufacturing

AMSL Photolithography

William H Arnold
Chief Scientist of ASML...
the world’s foremost manufacturer of lithography tools

Cal Lutheran University
Alumni Hall Room 128
3293 Mountclef Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA

Recent OSSC Meeting

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

A Terrestrial Tour of Airborne Mapping Spectroscopy at JPL

St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church

Recent Networking Events

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Annual Mount Baldy Hike

2010 Mount Baldy Hike

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

Ambitious hikers took the service road from the Ski Area parking lot to the Top Of The Notch Restaurant.  This was a 2.6 mile hike with an eleven hundred foot elevation gain.  Others opted to take the ski lift.

Mount Baldy

Last update:  24 October 2016