Friday 13 November 7PM – Celestial Navigation

Join us on Friday 13th of November for an evening of navigation with Commander David Hedgley at Stonehenge Aotearoa.

His talk is titled “A beginner’s guide to Celestial Navigation

David Hedgley – Formerly the Senior Navigation instructor for the New Zealand Navy will talk about Navigating by the Stars.

Crossing the oceans has been a human achievement for thousands of years but how did those navigators find their way when there was no land, no mountains or familiar coastlines. Today we can traverse the world and know where we are very accurately at any time of day or night using satellite navigation systems. But that has only been in the last 40 years or so. Find out how we can use the Sun, Moon, Planets and Stars to find out where we are and get a glimpse into the ancient skills of Navigating by the Stars.

CDR David Hedgley and his students