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    Re: Questions about Celestial Navigation
    From: Francis Upchurch
    Date: 2018 Sep 14, 18:56 +0100

    Sorry Frank,
    I missed this one earlier, will get cracking tomorrow. May take a few days 
    with my reply to Brad. Got to get the books out again.
    Great stuff.
     Never bored, me. Saw 20 common dolphins gambolling under and around  my boat 
    today during a 6 knot broad reach. Perfect. Then 2 Minke whales. Then a shoal 
    of huge blue fin tuna! Wonderful. No navigation. Just followed the wild life.
    Thanks again.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Frank Reed
    Sent: 11 September 2018 02:01
    To: francis@pharmout.co.uk
    Subject: [NavList] Questions about Celestial Navigation
    Meg Wilson, a student in Australia, is working on a thesis project regarding 
    Polynesian celestial navigation and its connection to modern celestial 
    navigation. I agreed to post her message and questions: [BEGIN QUOTE]
    I am contacting you because I am currently completing stage 2 research 
    project. My research question is: *"How has our knowledge of the Polynesian 
    Celestial Navigation system helped to develop modern Star based navigation"*
    Please try to answer these in as much detail as you can:
    1. How popular is celestial navigation?
    2. How trustworthy is Celestial navigation as a main type of navigating?
    3. What type of technology is used in Celestial Navigation?
    4. What type of people are involved with Celestial Navigation?
    5. Currently, how much do we as a population know about Celestial navigation?
    6. How accurate is this knowledge?
    7. What sort of techniques are used in celestial navigation?
    8. Do you know of any techniques that were developed from the Polynesians?
    9. How much to you know about Polynesian celestial navigation?
    Meg Wilson[END QUOTE]
    I promised Ms. Wilson that these questions would undoubtedly lead to 
    interesting replies and discussions among NavList members. Don't worry about 
    her exact meaning or intent on a specific question. Use the questions as a 
    jumping-off point, an opportunity to explore the topic. And of course there's 
    no need to answer all of them immediately. Enjoy!
    For now, please post public NavList replies only (reply-by-email on this message would only reach me).
    Frank Reed
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