Exhibition: Navigation

The word navigate comes from the Latin words for ship (navis) and 'to drive or guide' (agere). See how fast you can navigate your way through this exhibition.

Starry, Starry Night
Minimum reward: 2
image by jplenio

Starry, Starry Night

Celestial navigation was one of the earliest ways in which humans could orient themselves to travel long distances. It involves charting angles between the horizon, the observer, and a reliable celestial body such as the sun, moon, or certain planets and stars. There are a total of 58 stars out of the roughly 3,000 stars visible in the night sky which are reliable for navigation. Navigational advice for each star can be found in The Nautical Almanac, which was first published in Great Britain during the 18th century.


Play this puzzle with the Pics n Mix app!

 

Pics n Mix is quick and easy to learn, and the short video below explains everything you need to know.

Just choose a puzzle and click the Play button. Drag and drop the pieces to where you think they should be. If you have chosen "plus rotation" it means some of the pieces are flipped top to bottom or right to left. If you tap a piece once, it will flip from top to bottom. and if you double tap it, it will flip from left to right.