VIDEO: Practical Celestial Navigation

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Have you ever wondered how sailors navigated before GPS? Do you want an analogue backup if your electronics fail? Are you just curious about navigating by the stars? Enter Practical Celestial Navigation from The Nav Station. This free, online course will cover celestial theory, the sight reduction process for sun-planet-star-moon sights, the noon sight (Latitude at noon), Latitude by Polaris, plotting of sights, sextant use and a celestial day’s work.

In the first episode, you’ll meet the instructor, learn what materials and tables are needed, and receive an outline of the course.

January 2022

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