A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Bob Goethe
Date: 2018 Feb 25, 12:23 -0800
Frank, there is no way of knowing, of course. But what is your hunch about the number of people world-wide who are capable of doing celestial navigation?
By "capable", I mean they are good enough that they can plot an LOP at will, without having to go back to a textbook all over again to work out the steps of doing a sight reduction.
A few years ago I was on the phone with Ridge White
and he thought there might be 10K to 15K worldwide.