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Seeing Stars, Again: Naval Academy Reinstates Celestial Navigation

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Christine Hirsch, Naval Academy

Lt. Christine Hirsch, who teaches navigation at the Naval Academy, explains methods of celestial navigation taught to midshipmen this year.

Credit: Tim Prudente / Capital Gazette

The same techniques guided ancient Polynesians in the open Pacific and led Sir Ernest Shackleton to remote Antarctica, then oriented astronauts when the Apollo 12 was disabled by lightning, the techniques of celestial navigation.

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