Friday, April 19, 2013

Is Astronomy in Your Stars?

If so you will enjoy watching this short video of Laurence Toal '14 at Wellesley College. Laurence is a night and day assistant at the Whitin Observatory. In this video she discusses her job as a student assistant in the Astronomy Department, what she enjoys about Whitin Observatory, as well as her favorite telescope: the Fitz/Clark 12-in Refractor built in 1852.

*********  Watch Laurence Toal's video by clicking here.  

Is Wellesley a competitive college, YES!!!!, but along with the serious studies come serious FUN as you will see on this video.

Wellesley College, located west of Boston, is a private women's liberal-arts college located in Wellesley, MA.

From the Wellesley’s Web site:

"We are committed to being a scholarly beacon of light for women around the world who want to make a difference. Wellesley’s devotion to academic distinction pervades the campus.

You can see it in the caliber of our faculty. Wellesley professors are outstanding scholars whose love of teaching illuminates a classroom. Faculty members respect students for their intellect, their attention to scholarship, and what they can bring to the classroom experience.

You can see it in the breadth and depth of academic programs, research opportunities, international study, and internship experiences—where an interdisciplinary emphasis encourages broader learning and more creative insight into problems, allowing a student to deepen her understanding of the world and of herself.

You can see it visible on our campus. Look around.... You'll find state-of-the-art labs, studios, instructional technology, athletic facilities, and a nationally-known museum. The campus embodies the hopes and aspirations of generations of pioneering women scholars who built and maintained a physical space that would instruct and inspire them in their work. Its varied landscapes reflect the diversity of thought and approach that is central to the Wellesley experience.

For more than 135 years, women have come here to teach, to learn, to discover, and to grow. If you join us, you become part of our shared enterprise that extends far beyond the campus and the times in which we live."

Click here to learn more about Wellesley College.

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