Introductory Astronomy

Introductory Astronomy

Merry Christmas everyone!

Winter time means the start of a new term. I’m taking a ton of cool classes this trimester, including Macro Economics, Chemistry, and the infamous 451 calculus course, but my favorite so far has to be astronomy! In class, we learn about all the things you might expect: eclipses, stars, solar systems, etc. The best part, however, is when we get to trek across campus for late night observation. We’ve only been out to the observatory once, (the thermometer read a toasty ten degrees Fahrenheit) but the view of the nearly-full moon through the telescopes was completely worth the chilled fingers. I can’t wait to log some more hours! (I didn’t have my own picture of the observatory, so this picture is courtesy of

Until next time, Elle

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About Elle at Phillips Exeter

My name is Elle, and I am a senior day student at Phillips Exeter and have been here since my prep (9th grade) year. I grew up in the near-by town of Rye Beach, New Hampshire and went to a small public middle school there. Once I came to Exeter, I came to love the Harkness style of teaching, especially in math and the sciences. Although I am at here mostly for academics (athletics were never my strong suit!) I’m involved in a variety of activities other than putting my nose to the books. I really love the outdoors and try to spend as much time as I can hiking, kayaking, or just exploring the wilderness over breaks. As a day student, I am able to continue horseback riding from my middle school days, but I’ve found several new activities that I love too! I picked up squash my prep year and played on the varsity team this year, it is such a fun sport! I also really enjoy attending Economics Club, Investment Club, Republican Club, and Biology Club. I live at home with my mother, father, sister (a lower at Exeter this year), and my Bernese Mountain Dog, Fischer. A few pieces of trivia about me- my favorite restaurant in town would have to Green Bean, their soup is so good! My favorite assembly at Exeter would have to be pep assembly because it's great when the whole school unites against the smurfs (Andover). I’ve found a home away from home here at Exeter, though, and hope you love it as much as I do!