While today we tend to rely on mobile phones and GPS, knowing how to find north used to be the sort of knowledge that could save your life. For thousands of years, sailors and travellers looked to the stars to guide them safely from place to place. Although you’re far less likely to be adrift on the high seas or lost on a windswept moor than, say, a seventeenth-century merchant, learning how to navigate by the stars is still a brilliant, fun, and useful life skill. What’s more, it only takes a few minutes!
The Army Cadets has contacted a team of navigation experts to lend us their best snippets of advice, meaning you’ll soon be able to find your way using the stars – no matter how hopelessly lost you’ve gotten on your way to Aldi. We’ll cover how to find the North Star, what the North Star actually is, and plenty more. Prepare for some facts that are (cue theremin) out of this world.