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Boating with Directions by Magnetic Compass

June 2, 2019

This workshop will teach the students to understand the Earth’s magnetic field and its influence on the compass; determine magnetic variation and deviation; switch among true, magnetic, and “compass” directions; prepare and use a Deviation Card; and will provide basic instructions for adjusting the ship’s compass.

Course will be taught by Captain R.M. “Max” Maxwell. Class meets in the Susan P. Howell Classroom, below the Treworgy Planetarium.