Navigating by the Stars (Virtual)

Event Details

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Location: Virtual

Have you ever wondered how ancient people told time? Or traveled from point A to point B without a smartphone or compass? How slaves made it over the Underground Railroad to freedom?  How sailors used to travel to far away countries over the seven seas? Learn about Nathaniel Bowditch, the father of modern navigation and how he taught illiterate men to calculate from and follow the stars.  Learn which constellations matter most in the northern and southern hemispheres. Participants will also be able to pick up a star map at the Library and learn how to participate in orienteering and other activities in your own neighborhood. Grades 4+, Teens, Families

By: White Plains Library