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Celestial Navigation

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

FREE

Join Roy E. Kilgard, Wesleyan University Associate Professor of the Practice in Astronomy, on a celestial navigation journey beginning in England in the 1600s up through the mid-20th century.

Kilgard integrates the development of navigational charts and navigational instruments through the years and the connection between astronomy and navigation. His topics include how to translate what you observe as you look out at the horizon with images printed on a navigational chart, chart making, plotting navigational positions, as well as the specific tools needed for these tasks. Weather permitting; Kilgard will demonstrate historic navigational instruments alongside a modern telescope. 

Members register here: http://ctrivermuseum.org/event-registration/

Details

Date:
November 5
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://ctrivermuseum.org/event-registration/

Venue

Connecticut River Museum
67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Phone:
860-767-8269
Website:
Ctrivermuseum.org

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Essex Board of Trade, Inc., P.O. Box 322
Essex, CT 06426 860-767-3904 or email message@experienceessex.com

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