Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.

NavList:

A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Message:αβγ
Message:abc
Add Images & Files
    or...
       
    Reply
    Re: Greenwich symposium on History of Navigation
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2009 Dec 29, 17:54 -0000

    Below is a forwarded copy of part of the (amended) notification from the RIN
    for the Symposium on the History of Navigation, to be held at the National
    Maritime Museum, Greenwich , May 6-7, 2010.
    
    They have received many submissions, and much interest has been shown, with
    the result that another half-day has been added to what was originally to be
    a one-day meeting.
    
    I am aware of four contributions that have been accepted from Navlist
    members; there may be more I don't know about. The full programme hasn't
    been published yet.
    
    The possibility on the Thursday morning, of viewing the work on Harrison's
    H2 chronometer looks most interesting. I presume that Jonathan Betts must
    have completed the repair job on H1, and is next year progressing to an
    overhaul of H2. However, I haven't heard any definite news about the
    progress of that work. News from that front appear to have become rather
    sparse, since the exploded-picture of the dismantled H1 appeared. Can anyone
    offer more information?
    
    The opportunity that's being offered, on that same morning, to view some of
    the items that are off-show, should not be missed either. With other Navlist
    members, I've had a chance to see a small sample of the stuff kept in those
    off-site back-rooms. There are lots of goodies, that should really be on
    display.
    
    If any Navlist members are considering a visit to the UK in 2010, involving
    a trip to Greenwich, that meeting might be worth considering when choosing a
    date. Early May is usually a pleasant time, anyway.
    
    George.
    
    contact George Huxtable, at  george{at}hux.me.uk
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Royal Institute of Navigation" 
    To: 
    Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 12:18 PM
    Subject: [All] History of Navigation Symposium: 'A Sense of Direction - New
    Research into the History of Navigation'
    
    
    HISTORY OF NAVIGATION SYMPOSIUM: 'A SENSE OF DIRECTION - NEW RESEARCH INTO
    THE HISTORY OF NAVIGATION'
    Location: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London SE10
    Date: 6 - 7 May 2010
    
    Advance Notification
    
    Due to the high caliber and number of abstracts submitted, this symposium
    will now commence after lunch on Thursday 6 May and finish around 1630 on
    Friday 7th.
    In the morning of 6 May, on a first come first served basis, there will be
    the opportunity, for registered delegates and sponsors, to see the
    dismantling and reassembly of Harrison's H2 plus a tour of those navigation
    artefacts not on general display. In addition, a drinks reception will take
    place on 6th.
    =====================
    
    The RIN can be contacted at-
    admin{at}rin.org.uk
    
    --
    NavList message boards: www.fer3.com/arc
    Or post by email to: NavList@fer3.com
    To unsubscribe, email NavList+unsubscribe@fer3.com
    

       
    Reply
    Browse Files

    Drop Files

    NavList

    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    Name:
    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Email:
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.
    Email:

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Subject:
    Author:
    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site