Author Archive: Charles Orloff

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Join Us for a Beautiful Solstice Sunset Viewing & Hike

Join Us for a Beautiful Solstice Sunset Viewing & Hike

| June 20, 2017 | Reply

Please join us this week (June 22-24 from 7 to 10 p.m.) for The Blue Hill Observatory Summer Solstice Sunset Hike and Fundraiser. Our fun for the whole family event will begin with an optional hour long guided hike with one of our knowledgeable guides. Once at the top refreshments will be served while you […]

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Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

| June 4, 2017 | Reply

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 […]

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Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

| May 24, 2017 | Reply

The Massachusetts Senate tonight (Wednesday, May 24)  voted NO on Amendment 688 that would have provided $100,000 for “Operational Support” for Blue Hill Observatory. It is possible that the funds can be restored by the House/Senate Joint Conference Committee, but this will be an up-hill battle. Please follow this website for further updates.     […]

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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

| May 19, 2017 | Reply

NEW POST…NEW POST…NEW POST…NEW POST… Senator’s Walter Timilty and Julian Cyr have filed an amendment to the Senate budget that will provide $100,000 for “the operations of Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center”. If passed, this amendment will be an important step  toward ensuring that the Observatory’s educational programs and historic unbroken climate record will […]

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

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

| April 6, 2017 | Reply

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, […]

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Blue Hill Observatory Scientist Ventures Out no Matter What the Weather

Blue Hill Observatory Scientist Ventures Out no Matter What the Weather

| March 16, 2017 | Reply

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 […]

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Eat, Drink and Raise Money for Blue Hill Observatory

Eat, Drink and Raise Money for Blue Hill Observatory

| March 13, 2017 | Reply

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

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Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2017 Summer Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2017 Summer Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

| February 4, 2017 | Reply

This summer’s workshop  is designed for students who enjoy learning about the weather and who might like a career in meteorology/ atmospheric science. While it is recommended for students between the ages of 14 and 18  years old, others may apply. The workshop will be held during the week of July 17 through 22rd.     […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

| January 1, 2017 | Reply

One hundred and thirty one years ago rockets lit up the sky announcing the official opening of Blue Hill Observatory. This was the beginning of the longest climate record in North America. Today we continue that proud tradition thanks to the generosity of people like you. Your continued interest and support is greatly appreciated. There […]

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Help us Reach the Top of the Tower

Help us Reach the Top of the Tower

| December 30, 2016 | Reply

This is our last chance this year to ask you to support this very special American Institution. Gifts made by 11:59 p.m. EST today will be tax deductible in 2016. If you have already made your donation, thank you. Happy New Year! There are three ways to donate: By Check made out to Blue Hill […]

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Women in Science? BHO Welcomes a Star!

Women in Science? BHO Welcomes a Star!

| December 30, 2016 | Reply

      Someone forgot to tell our new Observer that women can’t have a career in science. Meet our new Observer, Cecilia Borries-Strigle. Cece joined the Observatory staff nine months ago and has already become so proficient at her job that she was recently named “Chief Observer” by the Observatory’s Board of Directors. Cece, who holds […]

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Happy New Year from a Snowy, We Hope, Blue Hill Observatory

Happy New Year from a Snowy, We Hope, Blue Hill Observatory

| December 29, 2016 | Reply

No snowflake will ever be missed this winter on Great Blue Hill. Why? Because we are Blue Hill Observatory and we have never   missed a day observing the weather in the last 131 years. And, by the way, we are open every day for our members (please join), and to the public every weekend all […]

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A Message from Ch. 4 Meteorologist Eric Fisher

A Message from Ch. 4 Meteorologist Eric Fisher

| December 25, 2016 | Reply

“Sometimes, we take for granted the rich relationship between weather and the Boston area. Not every town and city in America can claim they’ve been meticulously watching, recording, and most importantly – loving the workings of nature for so long. Weather is part of the fabric of our society in New England and has helped to […]

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Help Us Inspire Children to Learn About the Weather

Help Us Inspire Children to Learn About the Weather

| December 12, 2016 | Reply

“The Blue Hill Weather Observatory has amazing educational programs year round that offer children of all ages a chance to learn about meteorology in a hands-on environment. I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to host students at WBZ involved in the BHO summer camp the past several years. Allowing these kids to explore their passion and […]

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Governor Baker Cuts Blue Hill Observatory Funding

Governor Baker Cuts Blue Hill Observatory Funding

| December 7, 2016 | Reply

Blue Hill Observatory was notified today (12/07/16) that the previously authorized funding of $100,000 for Operational Support was cut by Governor Baker. It was part of a massive cut the Governor made under Chapter 9C to address what he said was an “anticipated budget shortfall”. Both Branches of the legislature had supported the funding for […]

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