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Navigate with the Navy

Are you fascinated by the stars? Join navigation expert and former Senior Navigation Instructor, CDR David Hedgley (Rtd). and a group of NZ Navy Navigation Officers at the Navy Museum for a two part workshop and discover the basics of navigating by the stars.

You’ll find out how to use a sextant, pick the stars and some interesting facts about the Earth.

In a second session on Maungauika – North Head you’ll learn how to use the Earth’s meridian to find your position, the importance of time and you may even be able to watch the spin of the Earth with your own eyes!


New dates to be confirmed November 2022.

To register your interest please email 


Navy Museum – 64 King Edward Parade, Devonport

Free – but spaces will be limited.

Workshop is for adults.

For queries email: or T: 09 445 5186