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Saturday, March 01, 2008

CFP: Celestial Navigation Weekend

Through March 31, 2008, The Planetarium at Mystic Seaport in conjunction with the "NavList" are accepting proposals for presentations to be made during the three-day event. Appropriate topics include: traditional navigation techniques including Sumner Lines, lunar distance observations, Noon Sun sights, etc.; unique personal experiences in celestial navigation, for example, emergency navigation; anything related to the fiftieth anniversary of the modern Nautical Almanac; other aspects of traditional position finding. Please note: elementary navigation lessons, topics focused on the period before the year 1750, and modern electronic navigation tools like GPS are specifically excluded. Drop us an email through the web site listed below, and we will happily consider your topic for our program. Talks or presentations should range from 15 minutes to one hour in length. A standard digital projector will be available. Some of the topics of presentations from the "Navigation Weekend" two years ago are listed here:

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