United States Power Squadrons®
America's Boating Club®
Pensacola Sail and Power Squadron

Celestial Navigation Course

Click here to see information on Analemma Curves ...Celestial avigation (N) (Formerly Navigation) is the second part of the two-part program in offshore (open coastal) navigation. It builds on skills learned in Offshore Navigation and includes sextant sights of the stars, moon and planets to establish lines of position (LOPs). This course is currently under development and expected to become available in late 2008.

Although highly qualified and motivated members may take this course with no pre-requisites, successful completion of Seamanship, Piloting, Advanced Piloting and Junior Navigation is required for advancement to the grade of Navigator (N).

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Educational Achievement Award ... A member who earns the grade of Navigator and completes all six required elective courses earns the Educational Achievement Award. This award is indicated by surrounding the Navigator badge with gold bar.