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Memorable Quotations

``Interstellar Dust is the rug under which we sweep our ignorance.''
Dr. Dan Welty, 1998, private communication

"...And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by...."

"Sea Fever", John Masefield

``Pre-Christian Navigation''
``Down through the Stream of Time a number of voyages have occurred without navigational significance. Noah's experience in the ark is of little interest navigationally except for its use of a dove to locate land.''

From American Practical Navigator, An Epitome of Navigation
Originally by Nathaniel Bowditch, LL.D.,
U. S. Navy Hydrographic Office, 1962

"With his marine clocks, John Harrison tested the waters of space-time..... He wrested the world's whereabouts from the stars, and locked the secret in a pocket watch."

"Longitude", Dava Sobel

.........which led to this........ Current time in GMT from the U. S. Naval Observatory

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