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The Journal of Navigation
  • ISSN: 0373-4633 (Print), 1469-7785 (Online)
  • Editor: Nick Randall MSc FRIN The Royal Institute of Navigation, UK
  • Editorial board
The Journal of Navigation contains original papers on the science of navigation by man and animals over land and sea and through air and space, including papers presented at meetings of the RIN, and from its special interest groups and other organisations associated with navigation. Papers cover every aspect of navigation, from the highly technical to the descriptive and historical. Subjects include electronics, astronomy, mathematics, cartography, command and control, psychology and zoology, operational research, risk analysis, theoretical physics, operation in hostile environments, instrumentation, ergonomics, financial planning and law.

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  • See the Leonid meteor shower
  • 17 November 2017
  • The meteors should be visible with clear skies and a new moon. The shower should reach its peak on 17 November and the following weekend. Weather permitting, The Leonid meteor shower occurs every year when Earth's orbit crosses the trail of comet crumbs left by Comet Tempel-Tuttle....
  • Report on GPS dependency
  • 08 November 2017
  • A revealing US report, 'GPS Dependencies in the Transportation Sector', has been shared by Mitch Narins FRIN. The report - 'An Inventory of Global Positioning...
  • History of Navigation Conference May 2018
  • 06 November 2017
  • Papers Invited: Call Now Open In the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s Endeavour sailing, this conference looks at heroism in the history of navigation on land, Continuing our well-respected series of conferences, Royal Museums Greenwich and the Royal Institute of Navigation are holding another event to bring together current research into the history of navigation....