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    Re: The End of Celestial Navigation??
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2007 Dec 31, 19:05 -0700

    On Dec 31, 2007, at 5:08 PM, frankreed@HistoricalAtlas.net wrote:
    > From a recent publication:
    In the big scheme of things, yes.
    > "there is not very much scope for the practice of the fine old  
    > methods of
    > navigation which relied almost entirely upon observation of the sun,  
    > moon,
    > and stars to give the position of the ship at sea."
    > What do you think he's talking about?  :->
    Lunars of course!  While it looks like a 2007 prediction of the death  
    of sextants, it was written in October of 1901 in Blackwood's  
    Edinburgh Magazine!  I was reading that article just the other  
    day... ;-)
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Time to generate a new 2008 set of Lunar Tables!
    N39.997� W111.757�
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