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    Re: Biography of Philip Van Horn Weems
    From: Hewitt Schlereth
    Date: 2010 Dec 20, 12:14 -0400
    Gary and Andres -

    Thank you for the articles on Philip Weems. It's odd that there isn't a full fledged biography of him - at least none I'm aware of.

    Two things I was also not aware of are mentioned in the second paragraph of page four the article by Emmet: "a method of using altitudes between two stars, without a visible horizon, developed by an Australian named Burton," and something called: "Precomp Navigation, which was a super short tabular method."

    Can either of you point me in the right direction to get the scoop on these?

    Thanks again,  Hewitt

    On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 7:18 AM, Andres Ruiz <navigationalalgorithms@gmail.com> wrote:

    http://www.weems-plath.com/weems-and-plath-story.php


    and in ION newsletter: http://www.ion.org/newsletter/

    Volume 16, Number 2 (Summer 2006) and Volume 16, Number 3 (Fall 2006) 


    --
    Andrés Ruiz
    Navigational Algorithms
    http://sites.google.com/site/navigationalalgorithms/


       
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