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Stoneways Marine 2021 - LEADERBOARD

Introduction to Sextant and Celestial Navigation

by Bluewater Cruising Association 4 Sep 2022 23:48 UTC

BCIT Burnaby Campus - Planetarium Building SW3 Basement
01 Oct 2022 1300h - 1500h PST
Members $25 / Non-Members $40
Kit Griffin

Have you ever considered what navigation would be like without GPS? Or perhaps you are simply curious to see the workings of a sextant? Have you got one at home or on the boat that you've not yet used?

This is an in-person presentation at the BCIT Planetarium is for everyone and anyone who has wondered about using a sextant to determine location. If you have a sextant or if you can borrow one from a friend, please bring it with you (a few will be available to share).

About the Presenter

Bill Burnyeat is the resident astronomer at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He has operated the in-house Planetarium there since 2005. Bill has also been the outreach astronomer for many years with such groups as Canadian Planetariums and Canadian Telescopes. In the 1990s, he conducted tours of BC Parks with a telescope, seeing more than 100,000 campers over 20 years.

*We would ask all who attend to be aware of current health recommendations.

More information and register here.

This article has been provided by the courtesy of Bluewater Cruising Association.

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