Lost Without Longitude

Stuck in the middle of the ocean at night with no landmarks in sight -- how do you know where you are? This is a problem that has plagued sailors and challenged some of the greatest scientific and inventive minds for centuries. You can either explore a sneak peak of the material here or experience a much more comprehensive version on edX.

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Tools of the Navigator

One of the most essential aspects of the development of human understanding and genuine use of longitude were innovative tools developed to solve complex mathematical and geographical problems. Click here or on the image below to learn about some of the tools used by historical navigators. 

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Help, I'm Lost!

This section gives an overview of the steps one should take when they find themselves lost.

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Navigation as Prediction

Economic Importance of Longitude