Classes in celestial navigation and related topics
Advanced Modern Celestial Navigation
Explore the underlying concepts and math of celestial navigation including spherical triangles, exact azimuth calculations, great circle distance, ex-meridian sights, and other exotic topics. We'll learn refined methods for taking sights and eliminating the smallest errors in sextant observations. We'll explore the principles behind various methods of sight reduction as well as calculator-based azimuth calculations. Forward-looking, modern, and calculator-based, this workshop is an excellent sequel to our "Modern Celestial Navigation". We'll also look at position-fix by lunars and artificial satellites. More history, more science, more math, more navigation! This class is an excellent sequel to one of our principal introductory classes such as "Modern Celestial Navigation" or "Celestial Navigation 19th Century Methods" or equivalent. Taught by Frank Reed, a gifted teacher and one of the world's leading experts in celestial navigation.
- Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT. Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm both days.
- Requirements: A solid background in introductory celestial navigation and familiarity with basic algebra and trigonometry.
- Cost: $120 ($108 for members of Mystic Seaport).
- Register for this class by phoning the Reservations desk at Mystic Seaport Museum: 860.572.5322, press 1 at the prompt.
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