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    Re: Chilean author: future of celestial
    From: Howard G
    Date: 2021 Dec 21, 14:18 -0800

    Hi Frank

    I have for the last 2 hours scoured the internet for articles on whether the military still teach astro - and the navy certainly does - including the RN, RAN.

    Does the Air Force - yes I believe they still actively use and practice astro - here is a good article and reason to continue to use it.

    https://www.defense.gov/News/Feature-Stories/story/Article/1667370/polar-navigator-what-a-cool-job/

    And I found an article from a retired Navy sub guy - saying they fried their central avionics and the ship navigation went with it - and they had to crack out the sextant to realign - and the only just got a sun shot but were ready to throw the sextant overboard - suggesting that the practice of the art was woefully behind the need.

    Howard G

       
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