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OSSC Meetings & Events

Left: OSSC officers Tom Godfrey, Donn Silberman and Anatoly Vasiliev viewing a 3D image at the February 2010 meeting during presentation on 3D displays by Steve Hines.
Right: Dan Nieuwsma begins his presentation at the May 2011 LaserFest Meeting held at Raytheon.

  The Optical Society of Southern California holds nine regular meetings, monthly from October through June, as well as a few special events.  Most of our meetings and events are open to the public.  You can find event details and register for events by visiting our events calendar.  The events calendar also has some other events that may be of interest to OSSC members such as conferences and educational events.

Ideas for future meetings are welcomed by our Programs Chair.  We also have a page listing previous years' OSSC meetings.

Events Calendar & Registration

OSSC Program Year 2013-2014

(Click on the Date for Event Registration)

Date Location Speaker Topic
9 October 2013 The Chart Room,
Cal State Long Beach
Dr.Yoseph Bar-Cohen,JPL Humanlike robots as the ultimate challenge to mimicking biology in a synthetic form
1-4 October 2013 Northrop Grumman
Aerospace Presentation Center
Various Conference:
Mirror Technology Days
13 November 2013 USC Speaker Gigapixel Technology
11 December, 2013 Calit2 Auditorium/
UC Irvine
OSSC Corporate Members Exhibits
Ron Sherwood, Novus Light
Photonics: An Industry Moving at the Speed of Light
8 January, 2014 Courtyard by Marriott, Monrovia Jordan Neysmith,Second Sight Innovation in Vision Restoration: Second Sight
12 February 2014 Hacienda Hotel, El Segundo James Millerd, 4D Technology Dynamic Interferometry
12 March 2014 CalTech Cahill Center Hameetman Auditorium Reed Riddle, CalTech Robo-AO
9 April 2014  Kellogg West Hotel and Conference Center, located on the Cal Poly Pomona Campus Career panel: Valentina Doushkina (N2 Imaging), Donald Pearson (Davidson Optronics), Paige Lawson (Lightworks Optical Systems)

Keynote: Eric Becklin, Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astrophysics 
Panel Discussion: "How can students prepare for careers in the optics industry?"

Keynote: Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA): Overview and First Science Results
14 May, 2014 CVOSA/ OSSC Joint Meeting
Monterey Clubhouse at Encino
Steve Fantone, Optikos Adventures in Optics
 30 May 2014 Mount Wilson Observatory    Viewing Night 
11 June 2014 Annual Meeting

Past Meetings & Events

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