During the great age of exploration, sailors learned to navigate the ocean deep. They used the positions of the stars to find their latitude, and when good chronometers were invented in the 18th century they were able to determine their longitude as well. In May 2018, I will be leading a modern-day, one-week exploration of the eastern Caribbean – the Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Martin, aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, and provide folks with the training they’ll need to also steer by the stars - all part of Indian River State College’s Study Abroad program. I will teach you how to use a quadrant and a sextant, and I will help you learn the stars and constellations, including Alpha Centauri and the Southern Cross, stars which can only be found in the southern heavens. We depart from Port Canaveral on May 13, 2018 and return on May 20th. If you’re interested in this classroom at sea, call me at 772 462-7515.