Anyone who sails in a starry night or sits in the cockpit in the harbor or at anchorage and looks up at the sky will find it difficult to escape the fascination of the stars. They have been shining, sparkling and shining billions of times up there since the beginning of time. Our ancestors once told them stories and myths, and the early seafarers found their way across the seas with the help of the stars.
Satellite navigation has long since found its way into the world, and only a few sailors have mastered the use of the sextant. When sailing at night, the gaze usually wanders to the plotter instead of the firmament. There are countless signposts up there that sailors can still use today.