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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

June 2018 Summary – Drier and Cloudier Than Average

June 2018 Summary – Drier and Cloudier Than Average

Blue Hill Observatory June 2018 Summary: June temperature was close to normal while rainfall and sunshine were less than average. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 65.7 deg F was 1.6 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for June and about a half degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The average of […]

| July 6, 2018 |
May 2018 Summary – Third Warmest on Record

May 2018 Summary – Third Warmest on Record

Blue Hill Observatory May 2018 Summary: May got off to a very warm start and remained generally warm with a few cool days, and it brought about half the normal precipitation. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 61.0 deg F was 5.7 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for May and about five […]

| June 5, 2018 |

What's Happening on the Hill

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 2019 Budget on Wednesday, July 18th, 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 […]

| July 20, 2018 |
Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Joint Conference Committee has begun deliberations 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 (item 2810-0122) , but nothing in the Senate budget. Now, more than ever, we need your help to […]

| June 6, 2018 |
Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

PRESS RELEASE: For the second year in a row, the Massachusetts Senate voted NO on funding for Blue Hill Observatory (Amendment #934) that would have provided $100,000 for “Operational Support”. The amendment had been sponsored by Senators Timilty, Barrett, Eldridge, Cyr, Pacheco, O’Connor and Collins, almost one forth of the Senate. Previous action by the […]

| May 28, 2018 |
Senate to Vote on $100,000 for BHO. Your Immediate Help is Needed

Senate to Vote on $100,000 for BHO. Your Immediate Help is Needed

NEW POST…NEW POST…NEW POST…NEW POST… Thanks to your collective advocacy, Blue Hill Observatory secured a $100,000 budget appropriation in the FY19 House Budget. The process now moves to the Senate where we are very grateful that Senator’s Timilty and Barrett have taken the lead and filed Amendment #934 that will match the House appropriation of […]

| May 16, 2018 |
House to Vote on $100,000 Funding for BHO. Your Immediate Help is Needed

House to Vote on $100,000 Funding for BHO. Your Immediate Help is Needed

Representatives Galvin, Kafka, Driscoll, Gordon, Smizik, Provost, McMurtry, Gentile and Ayers have filed an amendment to the House budget that will provide $100,000 for “the operations of Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center”. If passed, this will be an important step toward ensuring that Observatory STEM educational programs and the historic unbroken climate record will […]

| April 17, 2018 |