FREE CELESTIAL NAVIGATION
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION for INSTRUCTORS

This is a free downloadable Power Point presentation
of the Celestial Navigation course, in eight sessions of three hours,
will help instructors teach the subject.
It closely follows the Celestial Navigation book.

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The slide presentation was specifically designed to allow Celestial Navigation instructors to conduct their classes following a ready-made plan, with graphics, examples and exercises to do in class.

The presentation is the result of close to 15 years of continuous teaching the subject, two or three times per year. It is very practical, based on a long experience, and has been continuously adjusted over the years to reflect the time actually spent on each topic and the reactions from students. It is well proven, and it works!

It closely follows the manual, and reproduces most of its graphics, referring to each one by figure number. It offers numerous examples, followed by short exercises to be done in class. These exercises are reproduced in the free downloadable exercise manual, which contain the questions, the work-forms guiding the calculations, and the answers.

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Celestial Navigation PowerPoint Presentations (for Instructors)
- Contains PowerPoint (PPTX) files for seven, three-hour class sessions following the Celestial Navigation course book. For instructors.
Session 1 (86MB PPTX)
Session 2 (79MB PPTX)
Session 3 (66MB PPTX)
Session 4 (200MB PPTX)
Session 5 (280MB PPTX)
Session 6 (40MB PPTX)
Session 7 (95MB PPTX)
Session 8 (36MB PPTX)
Home Exercises (237MB PPTX)

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FREE COASTAL NAVIGATION
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION for INSTRUCTORS

This is a free downloadable Power Point presentation
of the Coastal Navigation course, in six sessions of three hours,
will help instructors teach the subject.
A seventh session of answers to home exercises is also included.

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The PowerPoint presentation associated with the course book Coastal Navigation reproduces most of the images in the book, showing them in sequences designed for six classes of three hours. The use of the course book, and of its associated free PPT presentation, will greatly facilitate the job of any Coastal Navigation Instructor.

Each session of the PPT presentation offers many exercises, and provides their answers. These exercises, and their answers, are contained in the companion book Coastal Navigation Exercises, together with the required tables.

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Coastal Navigation PowerPoint Presentations (for Instructors)
- Contains PowerPoint (PPTX) files for six, three-hour class sessions following the Coastal Navigation course book. For instructors.
(Next update by Jan. 30, 2017)
Session 1 (35MB PPTX)
Session 2 (38MB PPTX)
Session 3 (33MB PPT)
Session 4 (26MB PPT)
Session 5 (11MB PPTX)
Session 6 (20MB PPTX)
Home Exercises (18MB PPTX)

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FREE VERSION, CELESTIAL NAVIGATION
EXERCISE BOOK

This free downloadable version
of the Celestial Navigation Exercise manual is designed
to allow instructors to offer exercises to do in class
(and at home in a couple of important cases), as prompted
by the relevant slides along the Power Point presentation.
The required Almanac and Sight Reduction Tables
are in the Appendix of the course book, Celestial Navigation.

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sample power point slide 1 The downloadable exercises for class practice are complementary to, but different from, those offered in the Celestial Navigation book.

These free downloadable exercises will allow the instructors following the Power Point presentation of the course to offer the exercises presented at regular intervals along the presentation. They include the questions, the work-sheets guiding the calculations, and the answers.

The data tables required to solve the downloadable exercises are not included here, in order to lighten the download process. They are the same data tables as those contained in the Appendix of the Celestial Navigation book.

A self-contained Celestial Navigation Exercises manual can be purchased in print or PDF format. It includes the questions, the work-forms, the answers, as well as the Almanac and Sight Reduction Tables required for the calculations.

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Celestial Navigation Exercise Book (Free Version)
- Contains the class exercises presented throughout the PowerPoint presentation, with answers. Requires the 'Almanac' and 'Sight Reduction Tables' in the Appendix of the Celestial Navigation course book.
DOWNLOAD (38MB PDF)

 

FREE STUDENT WORK FORMS

Work forms are available for download and
unrestricted use. They can be very helpful in guiding
navigators through the detailed calculations using
the Nautical Almanac and the Sight Reduction Tables.

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Student Work Forms
- Contains the work forms used for calculations in the course and exercise books.
DOWNLOAD (1MB PDF)

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“There is nothing like lying
flat on your back on the deck

alone except for the helmsman aft at the wheel,
silence except for the lapping of the sea against the
side of the ship. At that time you can be
equal to Ulysses and brother to him.

- Errol Flynn, Actor