ASTRO 261 - Navigation
Section: 002
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Astronomy (ASTRO)
Department: LSA Astronomy
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Other Course Info:
F.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The purpose of this course is to educate students in all aspects of marine navigation, from getting a vessel underway from port through open ocean navigation using both celestial and electronic means. The content of the course is divided into three major areas. The first section focuses on piloting, emphasizing the safe navigation of vessels in coastal waters. This section provides an introduction to navigational instruments and aids to navigation. The second section concerns celestial navigation, the ability to determine position through observation of celestial bodies. Students learn how to determine position based on the use of the sextant and various almanacs and mathematical tables. The third section of the course considers electronic navigation.

ASTRO 261 - Navigation
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
21756
Open
15
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (LEC)
P
21757
Open
8
 
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TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
003 (LAB)
 
21768
Open
23
 
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Th 3:30PM - 5:30PM
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