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Topic Started: Jan 1 2018, 01:07 PM (133 Views)
John Galt
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You may already be familiar with these; they were new to me and I found them quite interesting.

https://theconversation.com/a-sacred-light-in-the-darkness-winter-solstice-illuminations-at-spanish-missions-70250
Let us begin anew, remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness.
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Friday
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It is interesting. I've been to 5-6 missions in California and have never paid attention to how it was illuminated.
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taiwan_girl
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That is very cool. When those churches were built, there had to be years of planning before that, because you only have one time every year to confirm where the light will go.
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Copper
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Jan 2 2018, 08:10 AM
That is very cool. When those churches were built, there had to be years of planning before that, because you only have one time every year to confirm where the light will go.

Even in the old days there were tables and charts.

It is no longer a lost art.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celestial_navigation

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The United States Naval Academy announced that it was discontinuing its course on celestial navigation (considered to be one of its most demanding non-engineering courses) from the formal curriculum in the spring of 1998.[3] In October 2015, citing concerns about the reliability of GPS systems in the face of potential hostile hacking, the USNA reinstated instruction in celestial navigation in the 2015-2016 academic year.

The Confederate soldier was peculiar in that he was ever ready to fight, but never ready to submit to the routine duty and discipline of the camp or the march. The soldiers were determined to be soldiers after their own notions, and do their duty, for the love of it, as they thought best. Carlton McCarthy
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taiwan_girl
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Interesting Copper. Thanks for the information.
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John Galt
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*bump* for IT

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