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Welcome to the Royal Institute of Navigation

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.

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EGR Taylor Lecture - Time for navigation in the chronometer age
09 Oct 2014 18:30 - 21:00

The 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

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