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We have resumed our regular hours
Saturdays and Sundays unless weather is dangerous: 10:00AM-4PM
We are open Monday on all Federal Holidays and Patriot's Day: 10AM-4PM
Tours and Programs by appointment any day 8:30 to 5:30 Year-Round
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Weather Summaries

August 2017 Summary – Warmer, Drier and Sunnier than Average

August 2017 Summary – Warmer, Drier and Sunnier than Average

Blue Hill Observatory August 2017 Summary: August temperature was slightly warmer than normal with less rainfall and more sunshine than average. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 69.7 deg F was 1.6 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for August and 0.3 degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The high temperature of 89F […]

| September 4, 2017 | Reply
July 2017 Summary – Drier than Average

July 2017 Summary – Drier than Average

Blue Hill Observatory July 2017 Summary: July temperature was close to normal with less rainfall than average. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 70.2 deg F was 0.5 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for July and about a half degree cooler than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The month was the coolest July since […]

| August 3, 2017 | Reply

What's Happening on the Hill

New Employment Opportunity

New Employment Opportunity

The historic Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center is seeking to fill a weather observer position at our Milton, Massachusetts location. We welcome applicants with an interest in weather and climate, a strong attention to detail, a willingness to learn, and the flexibility to work an occasionally varied schedule. Previous experience with standard meteorological observation […]

| August 23, 2017 | Reply
Governor Signs FY2018 Budget- BHO Funding Spared

Governor Signs FY2018 Budget- BHO Funding Spared

Governor Charles Baker has signed the FY2018 budget authorizing $39.4 billion in spending, but he also vetoed $320 million in spending that include $42 million in “earmarks”. Fortunately, the $100,000 in Operational Funding for Blue Hill Observatory WAS NOT VETOED. After signing the budget, Governor Baker sent it back to the legislature urging lawmakers to […]

| July 20, 2017 | Reply
Mass Legislature APPROVES $100,000 Funding for BHO

Mass Legislature APPROVES $100,000 Funding for BHO

After receiving the Conference Committee’s recommended Budget that reinstated $100,000 funding for Blue Hill Observatory, the Massachusetts House and Senate approved the FY 2018 Budget on Friday,7/7, that included the $100K BHO funding. The next step, legislatively, is for the Governor to review the budget. He will then  have ten days to either sign or […]

| July 7, 2017 | Reply
Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

The Joint Conference Committee is in the last week of discussions to reconcile differences between the House and Senate budgets. As we explained in a previous post, Blue Hill Observatory has a $100,000 line-item in the House  budget, but nothing in the Senate budget. Now, more than ever, we need your help to ensure that […]

| June 4, 2017 | Reply