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Seminar - Celestial Navigation in a Nutshell - Self Study

Suggested Prerequisite None

Details This online seminar can be started as soon as you receive the link or by going to the course calendar drop down on the main web page and selecting Moodle Login. The Seminar is designed to be done in one sitting of about 90 minuets.  Before electronic navigation aids like GPS and electronic chartplotters came along, coastal sailors plotted fixes by using natural and man-made references, such as lighthouses, buoys, church steeples, radio/TV towers, and so on, that were plotted in their exact locations on paper navigation charts. They did this by taking quick-succession bearings on two or more of these objects,  thus producing lines of position (LOPs) that crossed each other at some point. When these LOPs were plotted on the paper chart, the sailor could see the fix, indicating the boat’s position. This process is called getting a terrestrial fix.  However, if the sailor is in the middle of an ocean, there are no lighthouses or church steeples. There is a solution however, and as the Friendly Giant used to say, “Look up … way up,” and there are all those heavenly bodies, “lighthouses in the sky.”

Contact: Adriana McCrea
(888) 277-2381

Address: HALIFAX, NS

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Please ignore the start date given at this listing. This seminar can be started as soon as you sign up and receive the link to access it (or by going to the course calendar drop down section on the ma... Read morein web page and selecting Moodle Login). Seminars are designed to be completed in one sitting of about 90 minutes (or at your leisure!). Read less

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Seminar - Celestial Navigation in a Nutshell - Online

Non-Member Price
20.00
Member Price
18.00

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Contact: Eric Phinney
(506) 643-0799

Address: SAINT JOHN, NB

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This course is available now and can be accessed as soon as you purchase it.

Pricing and Packages:

Seminar - Celestial Navigation in a Nutshell - Online

Non-Member Price
20.00
Member Price
16.00

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Contact: Nigel Stafford
(506) 869-1423

Address: SHEDIAC, NB

Additional Information

This seminar can be started as soon as you sign up and receive the link to access it (or by going to the course calendar drop down section on the main web page and selecting Moodle Login). Seminars ar... Read moree designed to be completed in one sitting of about 90 minutes (or at your leisure!).Read less

Pricing and Packages:

Seminar - Celestial Navigation in a Nutshell - Online

Non-Member Price
20.00
Member Price
18.00

Online registration is now closed. Please click the "Keep me informed" box, above