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    Re: Is Sextant a generic word?
    From: Bill Lionheart
    Date: 2016 Dec 11, 10:11 +0000

    Has anyone tried to explain you were trying to find your position
    using the sun or stars and the curious onlooker volunteered the
    information "we call it 'Earth'"?
    
    Bill
    
    On 11 December 2016 at 09:48, Francis Upchurch
     wrote:
    > try with a backstaff, pointing in the opposite direction from the sun.See
    > what the "sane" spectators think of that!
    >
    > Francis
    >
    > View and reply to this message
    
    
    
    --
    Professor of Applied Mathematics
    http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/bl
    

       
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