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    Re: Physics degrees and navigation
    From: Paul Jackson
    Date: 2010 Feb 15, 16:27 +1300

    Im a Chef & love celestial nav for the simple interaction it provides me with our world around us. Some of the mathematical aspects are great too even if they are a bit above my head but I am working on that.

    Paul W Jackson

     

    From: navlist-bounce@fer3.com [mailto:navlist-bounce@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Frank Reed
    Sent: Monday, 15 February 2010 4:09 PM
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Subject: [NavList] Physics degrees and navigation

     

    I'm taking a poll:
    How many NavList members have degrees in physics or astrophysics?

    I think it's a significant fraction of our active members. There's me, of course. Also, I believe that the following people have all said that they have physics degrees of one sort or another: George Huxtable, John Karl, John Huth, Peter Hakel, Geoffrey Kolbe. How many others? I'm just curious --you won't be put on any list ;-). I suspect that people who have studied physics are a sort of "natural audience" for the mathematical aspects of celestial navigation and positional astronomy.

    While I'm thinking demographics, I remember Luis Soltero during his presentation at Mystic Seaport back in 2006 mentioned that he had the strange feeling that a lot of his customers for his celestial navigation software were dentists (!). Do we have any dentists on NavList??

    -FER


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