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    Re: New discussion thread topics?
    From: Kieran Kelly
    Date: 2004 Feb 12, 11:23 +1100

    Doug,
    I have tried to get interest going since joining the list in terrestrial
    navigation eg use of sextants, artificial horizons and lunar distance
    observations  on land. It has often been a very lonely occupation except for
    the reliable enthusiasm of George Huxtable in all things navigational and
    astronomic.
    
    One thing of particular interest to me that has never even raised a murmur
    on the list is the use of sextants, compasses and amplitude tables to
    determine mag var. 19th Century explorers journals in Australia at least
    were full of this calculation which was interesting  and exacting. Norie,
    Raper et all spent some time on it and it is relevant today.
    
    On the list - silence.
    
    In relation to the Polynesian navigators there have been some great books
    written.
    
    Regards
    
    Kieran Kelly
    Sydney
    Australia
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Navigation Mailing List
    [mailto:NAVIGATION-L@LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]On Behalf Of Royer, Doug
    Sent: Thursday, 12 February 2004 5:28 AM
    To: NAVIGATION-L@LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    Subject: New discussion thread topics?
    
    
    All,looking back over the archives I've noticed some areas of the art and
    science of navigation haven't been discussed by the group at all.
    1. Emergency or lifeboat Navigation
    2. Traditional native ocean or terrestrial navigation
    3. Space navigation
    4. Subsurface navigation
    Is there any interest in the above topics?
    Are there other topics that would interest listmembers?
    
    
    

       
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