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    Re: New corrections for latitude by Polaris?
    From: Philip Lange
    Date: 2016 Apr 10, 19:41 -0400
    Actually Frank, I was only half kidding. Currently we use the tables to account for the changes in relative position of the pole star. I realize that the variable in the earths wobble would be a very small one for practical purposes, so that was the joke.

    However, the science behind the article appears, to this unlearned eye, to be well documented. so perhaps you might find this a "useful account". http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/4/e1501693.full

    If the article is hog wash i would appreciate any comments that might enlighten me so that i might not be so easily fooled in the future.


    On 04/09/2016 09:23 PM, Frank Reed wrote:

    Sometimes we have to worry that humor doesn't work here. So before anyone goes ballistic on this one, please bear in mind that Philip Lange is surely kidding about changing the Polaris correction tables. :)

    By the way, the general media coverage on this particular story is "Internet viral" nonsense --just incredibly poor. Good luck finding any useful account of it.

    Frank Reed

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