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celestial navigation - course?

Postby mm5aho » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:19 pm

Are there any courses in Celestial navigation in Scotland? Where? When? Anyone know?
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Re: celestial navigation - course?

Postby ubergeekian » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:06 am

mm5aho wrote:Are there any courses in Celestial navigation in Scotland? Where? When? Anyone know?


Googling "yachtmaster ocean scotland" throws up a few possibilities, as does the "Find a training centre" bit of the RYA website.
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Re: celestial navigation - course?

Postby Mark » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:51 pm

mm5aho wrote:Are there any courses in Celestial navigation in Scotland? Where? When? Anyone know?


Is there a Planetarium or Observatory near to you? We have both and IIRC both will run Astronav courses on request. (I get the feeling they actually want students IYSWIM.)

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Re: celestial navigation - course?

Postby wully » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:28 pm

I bought a book.

Then a plastic sextant, almanac and tables.

Then a GPS.

You can guess the rest.

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Re: celestial navigation - course?

Postby mm5aho » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:10 pm

Thanks for suggestions.
I now have a book, and it doesn't look so difficult, and its starting to comeback (I did learn when I was about 10!). Think I could manage that. Not so difficult as tedious!

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Re: celestial navigation - course?

Postby Nick » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:29 pm

mm5aho wrote:Thanks for suggestions.
I now have a book, and it doesn't look so difficult, and its starting to comeback (I did learn when I was about 10!). Think I could manage that. Not so difficult as tedious!


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Re: celestial navigation - course?

Postby little boy blue » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:43 am

nautical college, glasgow, usually have an rya ocean course but it wont start till september.
i had a go at it a couple of years ago but for various reasons didn`t sit the exam

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Re: celestial navigation - course?

Postby claymore » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:14 am

I use the Ipad app.....
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Re: celestial navigation - course?

Postby aquaplane » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:10 pm

claymore wrote:I use the Ipad app.....
Nothing 20th Century about Claymore.

You've worn remarkably well for someone born in the 1800s.
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Re: celestial navigation - course?

Postby claymore » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:24 pm

No - it was much earlier than that - about 4:30 in the morning.....
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