Astronomy For Navigation

MARE 1016

Course description

Students study basic nautical astronomy and practice basic navigational astronomical calculations. Students learn about the motion of the earth, sun, moon, stars and planets. They practice calculations necessary to determine the ship’s compass error and to determine the vessels position at sea.



Course Hours


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