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The North Star Club

Tonight, the stars appear to wheel around Polaris, but this won't always be so.
As Ken Croswell notes in "All about the North Star," Polaris occupies a privileged place in our sky. Calculations show the North Star lay 2° from true north in 1757, and was 1° away in 1944. Even now, as wayfarers rely on Global Positioning Satellites, Polaris continues to improve as an indicator of true north. The star comes closest in 2102, when it will lie 27.6' — less than half a degree — from the North Celestial Pole....

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