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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
Enola Gay navigator dies
Theodore (Dutch) Van Kirk, the navigator and last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay, died on 28 July at the age of 93.
Many of those involved with TopNav will remember a wonderful lady pilot who would come along to White Waltham.
Windscreen navigation a reality?
Thin, curved, transparent display panels soon could be attached to vehicle windscreens, providing full navigation information.
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.
International Navigation Conference
The Royal Institute of Navigation is launching an exciting new international conference series.