Celestial Navigation and its History

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Register today for this rare opportunity to learn the ancient art of navigation from coastwise through celestial as the discipline unfolded through centuries of exploration, trade, naval warfare, and scientific advances.

The combination of technical instruction and historical narrative makes this the only navigation course of its kind. It has been taught for several years in Universities and at the Maritime Museum by Capt. Ray Ashley, PhD, KCI, President and CEO, Maritime Museum of San Diego and navigator, bark Star of India.

The comprehensive 10- week course will be held at the Maritime Museum Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM, beginning July 10 and running through September 11. The course will also include a day of navigating at sea in either the Museum’s 19th century replica tops’l schooner Californian or the replica 16th century galleon San Salvador.

The cost of the course is $400.00 per student. Students may need to cover additional costs for instruments, reference materials, and plotting tools variable according to personal preferences and equipment already in hand or available to borrow.

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The course is limited to 40 students.