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Current 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 2010 LaserFest Meeting held at Raytheon.

The Optical Society of Southern California holds nine regular meetings usually on the second Wednesday of each month 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 2017 - 2018

(Click on the Date for Event Registration or on the Topic for Presentation)

Date Location Speaker Topic
11 October, 2017 JPL Von Karman Auditorium Mars2020 SHERLOC Instrument Team  “Imaging” the Invisible World:
Mars, Meteorites and Terrestrial Environments
8 November, 2017
Proud Bird,
El Segundo
Yang Chen,
nanoPrecision Products
Next Generation Fiber
Optic Connectors 
 14-16 November 2017  Aryes Hotel,
El Segundo
 Three days of speakers and exhibitors Mirror Tech Days Reception
13 December, 2017
UCI Applied Innovation,
"The Cove"
Kenneth August &
Michael Silivio
R&D Tax Credits & 
International Technology Transactions Legal Considerations
10 January, 2018
Cal Poly Pomona,
Kellogg West Conference Center
Nolan Johnson, Chris Mendoza, and Jacob Taube (Cal Poly Physics & Astronomy),
Sevan Menachekanian (Cal Poly Chemistry & Biochemistry, and JPL)
Survey of Student Projects in Optics at Cal Poly Pomona:
"Broadband Multilayer Plasmonic Structures",
"Image Analysis in IR Astronomy",
"Galileo's Telescope",
and "Spatial Heterodyne Raman Spectrometers in Deep UV Region"
7 February, 2018  The Reef Restaurant
Long Beach
Angus Macleod History of the Fundamentals of Optical Coatings
14 March, 2018 Sodexo at
Pickwick Gardens
Donald (Don) A.
Pearson II
An Introduction to
Spectrally Controlled Interferometry
for the Measurement of
Flat and Spherical Optics
11 April, 2018
St. Gregory Chruch

Robert Thompson

Laser Trapping on ISS

9 May, 2018

Mahr Metrology

Brent Bergner

Advances in Metrology Tools for Asphere Characterization
13 June, 2018
Precision Optical,
Costa Mesa
James Millerd,
4D Technologies
Annual OSSC Business Meeting -- Advances in Large
Mirror Interferometry for Commercial Applications

All events subject to chance without notice.

Past Meetings & Events

Updated:  13 July, 2018
Added 17 July VOSA Meeting Announcement