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    Celestial nav course for professional mariners
    From: Paul Hirose
    Date: 2017 Apr 2, 16:35 -0700

    A course on celestial navigation is offered by MITAGS-PMI (The Maritime
    Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies / Pacific Maritime
    Institute). The 10-day class costs $2000.
    "This course (MITPMI-114) is required by all Able Seamen upgrading to
    500/1600/3rd Mate licenses as it satisfies the OICNW training
    requirements for Celestial Navigation. The course covers the most common
    forms of position fixing by celestial bodies. Subjects for this course
    include nautical astronomy, sextant, sight reductions, time of sunset,
    time of sunrise, and star identification."
    I learned of the course yesterday while monitoring the news broadcast
    from historic coastal radio station KPH at Point Reyes, California. The
    Maritime Radio Historical Society has restored this historic station to
    the air and operates it each weekend. I think KPH is the only radio
    station in the U.S. to still handle commercial ship to shore traffic in
    Morse code.

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