This is a special double workshop, with one session in the morning and one on a following evening- close to a full moon. The first is two and a half hours, with the nighttime one to be determined by the class.
It is a hands-on workshop and will cover these topics:
Basic introduction to Astronomical Navigation
Main constellations of the northern hemisphere
Use and care of the Sextant
Basic calculation of Lat/Long with the sextant
Noon Sight with the Sextant
The night outing will be during a full moon evening to take a full moon sight with the sextant. This will be organized and scheduled by the participants (possibly preceded or followed by a good bbq!)
Sextants – both plastic and brass versions, sight reduction forms, current astronomical almanacs, any other teaching material
2x- 3 hour workshops
Notebook, paper, caffeine or sugar if you fall asleep early at night!
100,00 USD per 3 hour workshop, or 175,00 USD for both days