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Abstract: On May 17, 1973 at a meeting of the Washingt’on Section of the Institute of Navigation, Dr. H. C. Freiesleben was awarded an honorary membership in The Institute (see Fig. 1). This marks the first time that a foreign national has been so honored. His citation reads as follows: Throughout a distinguished career spanning some half a century, on two continents, Dr. Freiesleben has exhibited a remarkable variety of talents, which have kept him in the forefront of those who have made significant contributions to navigation. His efforts have covered such diverse fields as nautical astronomy, time, refraction and dip of the horizon, gyroscopic horizons, nautical tables and ephemerides, comput,ing devices, hyperbolic lattices, radar, coast pilots, analyses of sight reduction methods, studies of psychological factors, artificial satellites, and space navigation. His fields of labor have included observatories in Bolivia and Germany, the German Hydrographic Institute at Hamburg, and Standard Elektrik Lorenz AG at Stuttgart.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 20, Number 2
Pages: 189 - 192
Cite this article: -,, "THE INSTITUTE'S PROFESSIONAL FILE", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 20, No. 2, Summer 1973, pp. 189-192.
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