SPIE/OSA Workshop: How is a Sextant Used for Navigation?

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SPIE/OSA Workshop:
How is a sextant used for navigation?

Rick Hibbs
Rochester Power Squadron

Abstract:
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.

Speaker Bio:
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.

Intended Audience:
No background knowledge is required. All are welcome.

Event is hosted by SPIE/OSA RIT Student chapter.


Contact
Kathleen Oram



Event Snapshot
When and Where
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
Room/Location:
1155
Who

Open to the Public

Interpreter Requested

No

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