Thursday, July 29, 2004

question for Brook

So it was called "The Night of the Sextants," but what did that mean? That should be a good JC story.


Blogger Brook said...

it was the sextons and i'm not sure that there's a story behind the nomer. i think it just sounded nautical which went with the theme of being on the water. but i'm really the wrong person to ask, as i was busy keeping the aliens at bay.

Friday, July 30, 2004 3:13:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

A sextant is and was used by mariners to determine thier position via the stars, by counting the degrees from a known position that the sun/moon/north star would rise, or during the day from where the sun was vs its known position by a prior point. With that info you could figure out where you were/are,, and try to figure out where you wanted to go,,, the use of a sextant marked the changing of course....

Sunday, August 01, 2004 10:49:00 PM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

That's a cool connection, Bill. Were you participating that night?

Friday, August 06, 2004 9:11:00 AM  

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