Celestial Navigation Classes

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Celestial Navigation Classes

Independence Seaport Museum is offering another round of Introduction to Celestial Navigation! The course takes place over four Saturdays from February 22 through March 15, inside the Museum. The class is designed as a practical, how-to course using GPS for offshore navigation with sun sight taking and using a sextant as a backup technique. Subject matter includes: basic concepts of celestial navigation; how to use the mariner’s sextant to take sights of the sun; the importance and techniques of accurate time determination; use of the Nautical Almanac; how to reduce sights to establish lines of position (LOPs); and the use of GPS, special charts, plotting sheets and other navigational data for offshore positioning and passage planning. This course is offered in partnership with Kingsway Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, the premier nautical education organization in America.

Celestial Navigation Classes
Event Category: Classes / Courses
When: February 22, 2014 ~ March 15, 2014
Where: Independence Seaport Museum
More Info: www.phillyseaport.org
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