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    Re: Van Allen bio link
    From: Peter Hakel
    Date: 2009 Nov 6, 18:06 -0800
    In one of his many papers (Am. J. Phys. 72 (11), November 2004, pp. 1418-1424) Van Allen briefly mentions the "one-body fix:"

    It should be mentioned that the simultaneous observation of the zenith distance and azimuth of a single celestial object at a given GMT, as is possible with a pier-mounted theodolite at a fixed point, yields both longitude and latitude.  The solution of the corresponding geometric problem is straightforward, but is not within the scope of this paper.


    Peter Hakel



    From: Apache Runner <apacherunner---.com>
    To: navlist@fer3.com
    Sent: Fri, November 6, 2009 5:50:05 PM
    Subject: [NavList 10481] Re: Van Allen bio link

    An amazing physicist!   I recently spoke with a colleague who talked about how he was inspired to make a receiver that could tune into atomic resonant bands that Van Allen found. This got him into physics in the first place.

     

    On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 8:19 PM, P H <pmh099---.com> wrote:






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