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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 2011 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
 TBD Mirror Tech Days Reception
13 December, 2017
UCI, The Cove Hall & Company R&D Tax Credits
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 Northrop Grumon,
El Segundo
Ron Poladin James Web Space Telescope
14 March, 2018 Alcon (Tentative)
TBA TBA
11 April, 2018
Ventura County
TBA
TBA
9 May, 2018
UCLA (Tentative)
TBA
TBA
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



OSSC Committee Meetings


The OSSC Board of Directors has Committees established to organize and run the various functions of the society.

If you would like to join a specific Committee to participate as a volunteer to help the OSSC, please contact the Chair of that committee.

Committee Meeting Invitations via WebEx (sposnored by UC Irvine Continuing Education)
Tuesdays at Noon unless noted otherwise.

Summary OSSC Programs & Arrangements Jan 2017 from WebEx Meeting
17 January 2017 Meeting Minutes - Programs & Arrangements WebEx meeting

24 January 2017 Meeting Minutes Finance & Membership Committee Meeting not yet posted

31 January 2017 Outreach & Student Chapters - Meeting Minutes not yet posted

7 Februrary 2017 OSSC BOD WebEX Meeting Invitation - 

14 February 2017 Programs & Arrangements WebEx Invitation

21 February 2017  Membership and Finance

2 March 2017  Outreach & Student Chapters.   (Thursday)

7 March 2017 OSSC BOD WebEX Meeting Invitation