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    Re: A One-Hour Presentation on Celestial Navigation
    From: Andrew Nikitin
    Date: 2016 Mar 3, 05:13 -0800

    > what to do with an hour-long presentation

    Pretend you are in a boat and run a complete set of calculations for three pretend sights. Pretend to use sextant as you do it, but use some meaningful numbers for today. Do the calculation and plotting for real.

    Along the way make short detours to mention technical issues while taking sights, how the line of positions is actually a circle of position and why lines do not all intersect in one point and what an error triangle is and how to interpret it.

    That's what I would like to see if I was a sailor who does not know celestial navigation but wants to.

       
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