CELESTIAL NAVIGATION WINTER SAILING SEMINAR
Bonneville School of Sailing
presents the first in a series of FREE
WINTER SAILING SEMINARS
at the BYU Planetarium, Eyring Science Center (ESC)
Thursday, January 20, 2011 7 – 8:30 PM
For thousands of years both sailors and land explorers have looked to
the stars to guide them to their destinations. If you've ever
wondered how they do it then here's your chance to find out. And on a
cold winter night you couldn't ask for a better place to learn it than
inside a nice warm planetarium with the stars shining brightly
overhead, even if it's cloudy outside.
The instructor, Douglas Hendricks, teaches physics, math, and
astronomy for nine months of each year and he sails for the other
three. He has sailed across both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
(multiple times) and he has done numerous shorter passages in a whole
lot of other places all across the globe. His favorite way to navigate
is with the GPS turned off, and over the twenty years that he has been
sailing he has taught many other people how to do the same.
BYU Planetarium schedules are very prompt. Please allow for freeway traffic/construction and walking time to the planetarium. Because of the total darkness required for this presentation, doors will be closed right at 7:00 PM. If you did not bring your sextant for navigational purposes, try plugging the following into your handheld GPS for coordinates to the front door of the ESC: 40Ëš 14’ 49.73” N 111Ëš 39’ 02.79” W
If you are coming from Salt Lake City, or points north, exit I-15 at the Orem 8th north exit ramp, and travel east to Canyon Road / N. University Ave. Travel south on N. University Ave, past the BYU football stadium parking lot to Bulldog Blvd (stop light). Turn left to drive onto campus. On Campus Drive, you will pass under two white overhead walkways. Turn right immediately after the second walkway, into the MOA visitors parking lot. To find the Eyring Science Center (ESC), you should be able to visually reference the Kimball Tower building (SWKT), the tallest building on campus. The Eyring Science Center entrance faces the Kimball Tower. The Planetarium is on the second floor of the ESC. If you sail into a fog, please phone me and I will try to help.
Todd 801.404.0098 cell. A printable campus map can be found at:
Google Earth can also be helpful.
NEXT WEEKS SEMINAR
Rigging and Sail Care