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April 2020

Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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One event on April 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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$149

A fast-paced introductory workshop in the history and the actual techniques of celestial navigation as it was practiced aboard American vessels in the Age of Sail. We'll learn how to take sights and work calculations, especially as done aboard Mystic Seaport's premier exhibit vessel, the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan. Examining original logbooks and navigational calculations from its voyages, we'll apply these same methods to modern navigation. In this class, we'll learn how to use and adjust sextants and octants,…

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Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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One event on April 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
+ Google Map
$149

A fast-paced introductory workshop in the history and the actual techniques of celestial navigation as it was practiced aboard American vessels in the Age of Sail. We'll learn how to take sights and work calculations, especially as done aboard Mystic Seaport's premier exhibit vessel, the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan. Examining original logbooks and navigational calculations from its voyages, we'll apply these same methods to modern navigation. In this class, we'll learn how to use and adjust sextants and octants,…

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