# The Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics of the Solar System

## The Mathematical Dynamics of Celestial Navigation and Astronavigation

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## LESSON PLAN OVERVIEW

### The Introductory Lesson: Construct a Sextant

1. The
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Algebra
**
Lessons.

- a. The
Intercept Method, orMarc St Hilaire Method- Title: Calculating Locations by The Intercept Method, or Marc St Hilaire Method.
- Time: The time allocated is approximately 90 minutes.
- Materials: Graphic Calculator; CD Sextant; Commercial Plotting Sheets.
- Objectives: Students will be able to locate a position by sighting with the CD Sextant, calculating the algebra with the Graphic Calculator, and plot that position on the Commercial Plotting Sheets by The Intercept Method, or Marc St Hilaire Method.
b.TheLongitude by Chronometer Method- Title: Calculating Locations by The Longitude by Chronometer Method.
Time:The time allocated is approximately 90 minutes.- Materials: Graphic Calculator; CD Sextant; Commercial Plotting Sheets.
- Objectives: Students will be able to locate a position by sighting with the CD Sextant, calculating the algebra with the Graphic Calculator, and plot that position on the Commercial Plotting Sheets by The Longitude by Chronometer Method.
c.TheEx-MeridianMethodTitle:Calculating Locations by The Ex-Meridian Method.Time:The time allocated is approximately 90 minutes.- Materials: Graphic Calculator; CD Sextant; Commercial Plotting Sheets.
- Objectives: Students will be able to locate a position by sighting with the CD Sextant, calculating the algebra with the Graphic Calculator, and plot that position on the Commercial Plotting Sheets by The Ex-Meridian Method.

2. The
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Calculus
**
Lessons.

- a. The
Intercept Method, orMarc St Hilaire Method- Title: Calculating Locations by The Intercept Method, or Marc St Hilaire Method.
- Time: The time allocated is approximately 90 minutes.
- Materials: Graphic Calculator; CD Sextant; Commercial Plotting Sheets.
- Objectives: Students will be able to locate a position by sighting with the CD Sextant, calculating the calculus with the Graphic Calculator, and plot that position on the Commercial Plotting Sheets by The Intercept Method, or Marc St Hilaire Method.
b.TheLongitude by Chronometer Method- Title: Calculating Locations by The Longitude by Chronometer Method.
Time:The time allocated is approximately 90 minutes.- Materials: Graphic Calculator; CD Sextant; Commercial Plotting Sheets.
- Objectives: Students will be able to locate a position by sighting with the CD Sextant, calculating the calculus with the Graphic Calculator, and plot that position on the Commercial Plotting Sheets by The Longitude by Chronometer Method.
c.TheEx-MeridianMethodTitle:Calculating Locations by The Ex-Meridian Method.Time:The time allocated is approximately 90 minutes.- Materials: Graphic Calculator; CD Sextant; Commercial Plotting Sheets.
- Objectives: Students will be able to locate a position by sighting with the CD Sextant, calculating the calculus with the Graphic Calculator, and plot that position on the Commercial Plotting Sheets by The Ex-Meridian Method.

3. The
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Geometry
**
Lessons.

- a. The
Intercept Method, orMarc St Hilaire Method- Title: Calculating Locations by The Intercept Method, or Marc St Hilaire Method.
- Time: The time allocated is approximately 90 minutes.
- Materials: Graphic Calculator; CD Sextant; Commercial Plotting Sheets.
- Objectives: Students will be able to locate a position by sighting with the CD Sextant, calculating the geometry with the Graphic Calculator, and plot that position on the Commercial Plotting Sheets by The Intercept Method, or Marc St Hilaire Method.
b.TheLongitude by Chronometer Method- Title: Calculating Locations by The Longitude by Chronometer Method.
Time:The time allocated is approximately 90 minutes.- Materials: Graphic Calculator; CD Sextant; Commercial Plotting Sheets.
- Objectives: Students will be able to locate a position by sighting with the CD Sextant, calculating the geometry with the Graphic Calculator, and plot that position on the Commercial Plotting Sheets by The Longitude by Chronometer Method.
c.TheEx-MeridianMethodTitle:Calculating Locations by The Ex-Meridian Method.Time:The time allocated is approximately 90 minutes.- Materials: Graphic Calculator; CD Sextant; Commercial Plotting Sheets.
- Objectives: Students will be able to locate a position by sighting with the CD Sextant, calculating the geometry with the Graphic Calculator, and plot that position on the Commercial Plotting Sheets by The Ex-Meridian Method.

4. The
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Trigonometry
**
Lessons.

- a. The
Intercept Method, orMarc St Hilaire Method- Title: Calculating Locations by The Intercept Method, or Marc St Hilaire Method.
- Time: The time allocated is approximately 90 minutes.
- Materials: Graphic Calculator; CD Sextant; Commercial Plotting Sheets.
- Objectives: Students will be able to locate a position by sighting with the CD Sextant, calculating the trigonometry with the Graphic Calculator, and plot that position on the Commercial Plotting Sheets by The Intercept Method, or Marc St Hilaire Method.
b.TheLongitude by Chronometer Method- Title: Calculating Locations by The Longitude by Chronometer Method.
Time:The time allocated is approximately 90 minutes.- Materials: Graphic Calculator; CD Sextant; Commercial Plotting Sheets.
- Objectives: Students will be able to locate a position by sighting with the CD Sextant, calculating the trigonometry with the Graphic Calculator, and plot that position on the Commercial Plotting Sheets by The Longitude by Chronometer Method.
c.TheEx-MeridianMethodTitle:Calculating Locations by The Ex-Meridian Method.Time:The time allocated is approximately 90 minutes.- Materials: Graphic Calculator; CD Sextant; Commercial Plotting Sheets.
- Objectives: Students will be able to locate a position by sighting with the CD Sextant, calculating the trigonometry with the Graphic Calculator, and plot that position on the Commercial Plotting Sheets by The Ex-Meridian Method.