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    Re: A Lunars Game
    From: Trevor Kenchington
    Date: 2003 Dec 16, 19:00 +0000

    Frank,
    
    You have placed your contestant on an island at about 37 South (from the
    declinations of his zenith stars), which is a bit of a special case: He
    can only be on Tristan Da Cunha, St.Paul, one of the small islands
    off the North Island of New Zealand or just perhaps the little one off
    Coronel, Chile. Even the roughest of estimates on longitude (to the
    nearest 90 degrees for all but Coronel/Tristan!) could resolve which of
    those four. I don't have the 2004 almanac so I can't attempt to estimate
    GMT of sunset and hence longitude but I doubt that the required
    precision would call for properly clearing the lunar.
    
    If you had put your contestant on a raft at sea, the challenge would
    have been a good deal more interesting!
    
    
    Trevor Kenchington
    
    
    
    You wrote:
    
     > Can you figure out where you are using nothing but a few pages from the
     > Almanac? How accurately? Take a look at my "lunars game" here:
     > www.clockwk.com/lungame.html and see if you can win.
    
    
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    Trevor J. Kenchington PhD                         Gadus{at}iStar.ca
    Gadus Associates,                                 Office(902) 889-9250
    R.R.#1, Musquodoboit Harbour,                     Fax   (902) 889-9251
    Nova Scotia  B0J 2L0, CANADA                      Home  (902) 889-3555
    
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                           http://home.istar.ca/~gadus
    
    
    

       
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