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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

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 |
April 2018 Summary – Colder and Wetter Than Average

April 2018 Summary – Colder and Wetter Than Average

Blue Hill Observatory April 2018 Summary: April was notable for being cooler than average until the last week with more precipitation than average. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 43.1 deg F was 1.6 degrees cooler than the 120-year average for April and more than three degrees cooler than the 1981-2010 30-year average. […]

| May 5, 2018 |

What's Happening on the Hill

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 |
Major Nor’easter Brings Record Snow to Observatory

Major Nor’easter Brings Record Snow to Observatory

GOES-16 visible satellite image at 9 AM EDT on 13 March 2018. A powerful coastal storm developed to the south of New England during the night of March 12th, and snow began across the area shortly after midnight on March 13th. It quickly became heavy snow, and Blue Hill Chief Observer, Kaitlin Geagan, measured 5.8 […]

| March 13, 2018 |