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Introduction to the Sextant and Celestial Navigation

Kit Griffin

BCIT Burnaby Campus - Planetarium Building SW3 Basement

01 Oct 2022 1300h - 1500h PST  

Members $25 / Non-Members $40

Kit Griffin
The Sextant

Have you ever considered what navigation would be like without GPS? Or perhaps you are simply curious to see the workings of a sextant? Have you got one at home or on the boat that you’ve not yet used?

This is an in-person presentation at the BCIT Planetarium is for everyone and anyone who has wondered about using a sextant to determine location.  If you have a sextant or if you can borrow one from a friend, please bring it with you (a few will be available to share).

About the Presenter

Bill Burnyeat is the resident astronomer at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He has operated the in-house Planetarium there since 2005. Bill has also been the outreach astronomer for many years with such groups as Canadian Planetariums and Canadian Telescopes. In the 1990s, he conducted tours of BC Parks with a telescope, seeing more than 100,000 campers over 20 years.

*We would ask all who attend to be aware of current health recommendations.

Photo credit: By Joaquim Alves Gaspar, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
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  1. Jaqualine Roussin says:

    Could you give us the location of the campus in Burnaby? Thank you

    1. Hi Jaqualine! Details re the exact location on campus can be found when you click on the link at the bottom of the course info above (For More Information and to Register – Click Here).

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