The Nautical Almanac

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…learning how how to read and use the Nautical Almanac and it is mind blowing. With all the chaos in the world, I find it immensely comforting somehow (and not just a little extraordinary) that this annual volume will tell me exactly where the sun is (and other celestial bodies) every hour, minute and SECOND- yes!- of every single day. Amazing. I like to think about this group of mathematicians sitting in a little office quietly working on this all year… If they exist (I really hope it isn’t all computer generated), I really hope to meet them one day and say thank you.

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