How is a sextant used for navigation?
Rochester Power Squadron
Celestial navigation is both an ancient and modern practice for determining position on land or at sea. Join the SPIE/OSA student chapter to learn from Rick Hibbs about how the sextant, a tool used to measure angular distance between objects, is used in conjunction with the moon and stars for navigation. Rick will cover historical and modern practices.
Rick Hibbs is an experienced navigator and a seasoned sailor. He is currently a member of the Rochester Power Squadron and Genesee Yacht Club, and has been involved in teaching newcomers the basics of sailing.
No background knowledge is required. All are welcome.
Event is hosted by SPIE/OSA RIT Student chapter.
When and Where
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
Open to the Public