Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Celestial Navigation

November 5, 2019 @ 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, 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Categories:
, , ,
Website:
http://ctrivermuseum.org/event-registration/

Venue

Connecticut River Museum
67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
860-767-8269
View Venue Website

Contact Us






    Essex Board of Trade, Inc., P.O. Box 322
    Essex, CT 06426 or email Info@EssexCT.com

    STAY CONNECTED

    Receive the latest news and info on events, happening and what the three villages of Essex, CT has to offer.