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    Re: Celestial arts and crafts
    From: Hewitt Schlereth
    Date: 2013 Mar 26, 09:34 -0700

    Frank, the reason I consider celestial an art is it requires judgement. Making 
    art and making a landfall require both high skill with the tools of the trade 
    and judgement to produce their results - expression in art, safe passage in 
    celestial navigation.
    Sent from my iPad
    On Mar 26, 2013, at 9:07 AM, "Frank Reed"  wrote:
    > This is a recurring topic for NavList: is celestial navigation an "art"? 
    Hewitt has described it as an art in a few recent messages. If so, what does 
    that mean? Painting landscapes is an art --even if you're bad at it, it is an 
    ATTEMPT to create art as opposed to drawing mere representational surveys. 
    How about painting houses? Is that an art --ever? Obviously celestial 
    navigation has its origins in and is founded upon scientific and mathematical 
    principles, so its foundations are generally considered the opposite of art. 
    That doesn't preclude some sort of "art" in the practice. Or is this just 
    semantics? Is a navigator an artist or an artisan or just a craftsman?
    > -FER
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