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    Re: Physics degrees and navigation
    From: Jeremy C
    Date: 2010 Feb 15, 12:40 EST
    I have 2 degrees, neither in true physics.  One is Marine Transportation (BS) and the other in Marine Engineering (BS).
     
    Jeremy
     
    In a message dated 2/14/2010 10:10:10 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, FrankReed@HistoricalAtlas.com writes:

    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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