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--NEW--. The President of the RIN expresses his personal views on various navigational matters
The Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) is a learned society with charitable status. Formed in 1947, its aims have always been threefold: To unite all those with a professional or personal interest in any aspect of navigation in one unique body; To further the development of navigation in every sphere; And to increase public awareness of the art and science of navigation.
EGR Taylor Lecture - Time for navigation in the chronometer age09 Oct 2014 18:30 - 21:00The E. G. R. Taylor Lecture for 2014 will be held at the home of the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR on 9 October.The longitude problem of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries led to remarkable achievements in astronomy, horology and instrument-making. By the 1830s, most ships on the seas were equipped with a selection of marine chronometers and deck watches.
This development meant that two groups of practitioners needed access to accurate standard time. Read More
Next GPS satellite ready for launch
GPS satellite 2F-7 has been mated to its United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Sunspots drop to zero
On 17 July the number of sunspots dropped to zero - for the first time in nearly 3 years.
New VDR standards mandated
This month has seen more stringent nav chart data demanded from voyage data recorders (VDR).
New Council elected
The AGM on 16 July saw the re-election of the Institute's Officers and election of some new Council Members.
International Navigation Conference
New Science, New Technology, New Practice