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    Re: Celestial Navigation on the wane?
    From: Ken Gebhart
    Date: 2006 Dec 30, 20:33 -0600

    On 12/29/06 10:51 PM, "Frank Reed"  wrote:
    > There is very little interest
    > today in "nautical astronomy" or "traditional marine navigation"
    > (celestial navigation is already losing its meaning as a phrase), let
    > alone navigation by lunar distances. It's only a small exaggeration to
    > say that it's "just us".
    > -FER
    Frank, may I ask on what you base this conclusion?  We (at Celestaire) are
    seeing sextant, nautical almanac, sight reduction tables and CN calculator
    sales all up over previous years. This is the case as reported by our
    dealers in the UK and Australia as well.  At most of the US sailboat shows,
    attendance at CN seminars is much higher than 10 years ago, and is quite
    Ken Gebhart
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