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    Re: Hello from new member
    From: Joe Kliment
    Date: 2003 Jan 29, 12:19 -0500

    The US Power Squadrons offer two courses in celestial navigation,
    both of which are excellent. Junior Navigator is the introductory course
    and Navigator is the final theory course. They are based on the nautical
    almanac
    and cosines method of sight reduction. I have utilized these methods
    many times while on deliveries. Check the USPS web site to get
    information on their courses and the closest squadron.
    
    Capt Joe Kliment
    Wilmington Power Squadron
    W3HZM
    Middletown, De
    
    
    
      At 05:40 AM 1/29/03 -0500, you wrote:
    >For what it is worth, it seems that the Coast Guard and the Auxillary no
    >longer have a course in celestial navigation.  Granted it is old technology,
    >but someone needs to know how to get home when the GPS quits working.
    >
    >
    >George Istok
    >
    >-----Original Message-----
    >On Behalf Of Smith_Peter{at}EMC.COM
    >Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 10:22 AM
    >
    >It's clear that traditional surveying and navigation have much in
    >common: trigonometry, interesting instruments, being steamrolled
    >by GPS.
    
    
    

       
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