What is it? It is a Hosum Star Globe by H. Hughes of London
Where can I find it on campus? In the Department of Marine and Environmental Systems office.
What was it used for? Dr. George Maul, department chair of DMES says it was used for “celestial navigation, together with a sextant, a chronometer, and a nautical almanac, so the ship’s navigator can determine a ship’s position from the stars.”
When was it made? Nearly 100 years ago.
How do we do this today? Pretty much the same, except the globe and be replaced by a computer program or an app for your smartphone.
Where did Florida Tech get it? It is part of a collection of maritime items that was donated to Florida Tech by a local realtor named Mitchel Mark.