ASA 117, Basic Celestial Endorsement – BCE (ASA 117): General description:
This basic celestial navigation class teaches the theory and practice to determine latitude and longitude at sea using the noon sun and the star Polaris (a.k.a. the North Star) with just a small eleven-page booklet, a sextant, a watch and simple arithmetic.
Experienced celestial navigators and beginners alike will enjoy this simple alternative to the intercept method-one that doesn’t depend on sight reduction tables and yields latitude and longitude directly without plotting.
Naval History buffs will thrill to the romance and adventure of determining their latitude in the tradition of the Vikings and ancient Hawaiians.
This course is a great introduction to the joys of navigating “celestially” without the rigors of ASA 107, and the skills learned make a nice backup in case you lose your GPS while on a voyage out of site of land.
Text used: Latitude & Longitude from the Noon Sun by John Karl
- Prerequisite: None
- This class will be at our location in the Delta on Friday evning (6:00 pm to 10:00 pm) Saturday (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
- Class Fee: $275.00
- Tuition includes Textbook, Practice Chart & ASA Certification.
Please call 916-966-1855 to schedule your 2019 Basic Celestial Endorsement – BCE Class.