A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Position-Finding
From: Don Seltzer
Date: 2018 Sep 11, 14:48 -0400
8. Do you know of any techniques that were developed from the Polynesians?
9. How much to you know about Polynesian celestial navigation?
Most of what little I know was gleaned from an exhibit at the Hawaii Maritime Museum. The one particular technique that has stuck with me is the concept of associating 'zenith stars' with certain islands. A star whose declination matches the latitude of an island will appear appear directly overhead when it reaches its zenith each night.