February 18th and 20th, 2020, from 7-9 pm.
The Sarasota Power and Sail Squadron, in conjunction with the Adult Continuing Education program (ACE) at Suncoast Technical College, has added an exciting new class to their curriculum of boating courses open to the public. “An Introduction to Celestial Navigation, Illustrated and Animated” will introduce you to the fascinating science of navigating by celestial objects, i.e. the sun, moon, stars and planets. Since the earliest days of the earth’s civilizations travelers throughout the world have been finding their way by looking at the skies. Taught by Graham Peterson, a navigation instructor at the Sarasota Power Squadron, you will be uniquely introduced to the fundamental concepts of celestial navigation. Topics covered will be the history of celestial navigation, techniques of early navigators, the development of the “modern method” of celestial navigation and the operation of the marine sextant.