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    Re: CELNAV .pdf file
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2003 Dec 24, 23:38 -0500

    Electromagnetic shock can still knock out most electronic devices, as I
    understand it.  Celestial is a good backup.
    On Dec 24, 2003, at 6:16 PM, Frank Reed wrote:
    > "Celnav is a manual on celestial navigation produced by the US Coast
    > Guard. "
    > Interesting.
    > I don't think I mentioned this before. I did a series of hour-long
    > planetarium lectures last fall for the navigation students in this
    > year's class from the US Coast Guard Academy which is located in New
    > London, CT. They were NOT enjoying themselves. In a round room, you
    > can hear small talk and whispers very easily. These students were
    > angry that they were being forced by the Academy to learn im-practical
    > celestial navigation. And I sympathized with them. Unless someone (or
    > something) zaps GPS and the other satellite navigation networks,
    > celestial is nearly useless to them. They're still doing a full-blown
    > tables method with HO229. I could understand teaching Noon Sun, and
    > teaching it again and again and again. But these students studying
    > tables-based celestial navigation in 2003 are in the same boat as
    > students who were still being forced to learn how to reduce lunars
    > back in 1903. It's pointless torture.
    > But we still had fun, and I even told them about lunars.  :-)
    > Frank E. Reed
    > [X] Mystic, Connecticut
    > [ ] Chicago, Illinois

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