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Northumberland Public Library Presents Encore of Celestial Navigation Class

Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11:26 am

IMG_3150Back by popular demand, the Northumberland Public Library is offering Celestial Navigation for six consecutive Fridays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., starting January 13.

Instructor Jim Schmalz completed the American Sailing Association’s course in Celestial Navigation, ASA107, in 2005, in preparation for a 2006 family sailing trip from Barcelona Spain to Mikonos Island Greece and back.

“Celestial Navigation is making a comeback,” said Schmalz. “After fifteen years out of its syllabus, the US Naval Academy at Annapolis re-instituted instructions in Celestial in September 2015, as fears of possible jamming of GPS signals became more realistic.”