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 January 2017 OSSC Newsletter
is now available for download:
for more information contact:
Prof. Desiré Whitmore, Ph.D.
Optical Engineering & Optical Instrument Design
Dean's Outstanding Instructors Award - Dec 2016
Barbara Grant and Mary Turner with Dean Gary Matkin
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.)
Volunteer to help with the "What is Light?" display at a Vital Link OC Career Exploration event at a local Middle or High School.
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.
We are offering Drone 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.
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).
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Upcoming OSSC Meeting
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Topic: To be Announced
Director of Engineering, Applied Research
20511 Lake Forest Dr, Lake Forest, CA
6pm: Networking, Social Hour
8pm: Presentation, followed, hopefully, by tours
Dinner cost: $35 for registration by 5 February, $40 after
OSSC Student Members $10 through 5 February, $20 after
Registration & Details Coming Soon!!
Next Ventura OSA
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Imaging the Antikythera Mechanism
Cultural Heritage Imaging
Recent OSSC Meetings
Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Updates on the Palomar Observatory
Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Corporate Member Appreciation Event
Featuring Exhibits by OSSC Corporate Members
and a presentation on
“IODC Lens Design Competitions from the last 25 years”
Cimarron Optical Consulting, Inc.
Last update: 23 January 2017