Astronomical Compass

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The North Star (Polaris) varies so slightly from the true north that we may, for practical purposes, consider it true north. The North Star is easily identified by the pointers of the “Big Dipper.”




Lieutenant Colonel William E. Persons, Infantry Major Oliver S. Wood, Infantry Major Joseph Plassmeyer, Cavalry Captain Paul V. Kellogg and , Infantry First Lieutenant John E.McCammon Military Science and Tactics (, MO: The University Co-operative Store, 1922)


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