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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

March 2017 Summary – Colder than Winter

March 2017 Summary – Colder than Winter

Photo of aurora over Mount Katahdin in Maine on 30 March 2017 courtesy of NEOC.com and IPTimelapse.com. Blue Hill Observatory March 2017 Summary: March was unusually cold with  near average precipitation and snowfall. The 24-hour mean temperature for the month of 31.6 deg F was 4.1 degrees colder than the 120-year average for March and nearly […]

| April 2, 2017 | 2 Replies
Winter 2016-2017 Summary – Fourth Warmest on Record

Winter 2016-2017 Summary – Fourth Warmest on Record

Blue Hill Observatory Winter 2016-2017 Summary: The winter (December-February) season was generally warm with a few brief cold intervals and a very wintry week in mid-February. The 24-hour mean temperature for the winter of 32.9 deg F was 5.6 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for winter and 3.9 degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. […]

| March 4, 2017 | Reply

What's Happening on the Hill

“Run for the Roses” Fundraiser on May 6, 2017

“Run for the Roses” Fundraiser on May 6, 2017

The Blue Hill Observatory cordially invites you to celebrate the 143rd Kentucky Derby at our “Run for the Roses” Fundraiser on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at West End Johnnies, located at 138 Portland Street in Boston, from 4 to 7 p.m. West End Johnnies boasts many large screen TVs for ease in viewing the Derby, […]

| April 6, 2017 | Reply
Enjoy a Great Meal and Raise Money for Blue Hill Observatory

Enjoy a Great Meal and Raise Money for Blue Hill Observatory

Benefit Night Fundraiser for Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center Location: b.good in Mansfield, MA! Mansfield Crossing 280 School St. Mansfield, MA 02048 Time: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 6pm-8pm More Info: Flyer Enjoy a great meal, and support BHOSC! Visit the Mansfield, MA b.good restaurant from 6pm-8pm, and a portion of your sales will […]

| March 20, 2017 | Reply
Blue Hill Observatory Scientist Ventures Out no Matter What the Weather

Blue Hill Observatory Scientist Ventures Out no Matter What the Weather

By Zande Razzaq The Patriot Ledger “It’s exciting to see the bad weather,” said Cecilia Borries-Strigle, the Chief Weather Observer at the historic Blue Hill Weather Observatory in Milton. Most people on the South Shore stayed indoors during Tuesday’s nor’easter, but Cecilia Borries-Strigle put on her boots , buttoned up her coat and ventured outside-multiple […]

| March 16, 2017 | Reply
New February High Temperature Record at BHO

New February High Temperature Record at BHO

A maximum temperature of 71F was observed at Blue Hill on February 24, 2017. This establishes a new record high temperature for the date and for the month of February, surpassing the previous monthly record of 68F set on February 24, 1985. This is also the warmest temperature ever observed so early in the year, […]

| February 24, 2017 | Reply