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    Re: Self Taught Celestial
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2013 Feb 28, 00:21 -0800
    I've always thought that it was cool that we can take these uncaring spots of light a zillion miles away, put harnesses on them and put them to work for us.

    gl

    --- On Wed, 2/27/13, Geoffrey Kolbe <geoffreykolbe@compuserve.com> wrote:

    From: Geoffrey Kolbe <geoffreykolbe@compuserve.com>
    Subject: [NavList 22519] Re: Re: Self Taught Celestial
    To: garylapook@pacbell.net
    Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 11:11 PM




    For me, the learning process and being able to convert from a sextant sight to a position is truly fascinating.

    I would agree that this is the key element of celestial navigation for me. It puts me in touch with the this planet and the sky above it in a way nothing else does. With a few small mechanical objects and one book you can put your finger on a map or chart and say, "This is where I am," and you will be right to a precision that means you can see that place from where you actually are. Given the scale of our planet, that is truly amazing.

    Geoffrey Kolbe

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