A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2020 Sep 23, 11:21 -0700
ReedNavigation.com Celestial Navigation Classes — October 2020:
- Modern Celestial ONE: Sextants & Sun Sights
This is not you grandparents' celestial navigation! A fast-paced introduction to celestial navigation from a 21st century perspective using streamlined, modern methods. Celestial navigation stands as the only autonomous backup to GPS and electronic navigation... Modern Celestial ONE is a complete course in basic celestial navigation for the modern world. more...
- Modern Celestial TWO: Position Fixes & Star Sights
Celestial for the 21st century! In Modern Celestial TWO we continue directly on the celestial sight analysis from Modern Celestial ONE using streamlined calculator methods, and we learn how to find general position fixes for latitude and longitude by crossing lines of position from the Sun and stars under all conditions... If you're dreaming about circum-navigating the globe, in this workshop you'll learn to navigate anywhere on Earth using the Sun and stars, from Betelgeuse to Zubenelgenubi! more...
- Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail
Real celestial navigation from the historical perspective of the Age of Sail. Details on sextant observations with historical instruments and historical pencil and paper calculations, just as it was done aboard American sailing vessels in the late 19th century. more...
- Lunars: Finding Longitude by Lunar Distances
Learn to shoot and clear "lunars", long considered the ultimate test of a celestial navigator. Challenging and intricate, lunars are also a window into the fascinating early history of navigation. more...