Celestial Navigation III: Navigating by the Stars
Navigating by the stars is the oldest form of celestial navigation and has been used for millennia by seafarers to find their way on the seas. This is the third course in our celestial navigation series and will introduce you to taking and working out sights from the moon and stars in the night sky. Participants should either complete Celestial Navigation I or have a good understanding of how to take and work out a sight for latitude and longitude before signing up for the class.
You will need the following tools for this class:
- 2018 Nautical Almanac and the Sight Reduction Tables for Marine Navigation Latitudes 45’-60’ (Pub. No. 229, Volume 4)
- Clothing appropriate for the outdoors at night in late fall
Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.