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    Re: Quartz article: reinstating celestial...
    From: Alan S
    Date: 2015 Oct 19, 09:42 -0700

    Jackson:

    Possibly I'm to easily amused, but the more I read of the "rebirth" of classical celestial navigation, seemingly now having been taken up by the U.S.Navy, the  more amusing it becomes. My interest in CN is purely an intellectual exercise, as I'm not a boater, worse yet, I tend toward sea sickness in smallish sail boats, so my efforts are limited to position verification, checking my calculated position against GPS fixes while standing on the beach, observing the passing scene. Also now and then a star shot, and that infamous Sun/Moon Two Body Fix. It gets the kid out into the sun and fresh air, virtues in themselves. In conclusion, re what appears to be the return of the Navy to classical celestial navigation, the following has been observed. What Goes Around, Comes Around, or as the French observed, Plus se changer, plus le mem choise, The more things change, the more they are the same.

    Alan

       
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