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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 ANNIVERSARY!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

| February 1, 2017 | Reply

One hundred and thirty two years ago on February 1, 1885, 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 […]

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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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You Can Help Keep BHO Focused on Climate

You Can Help Keep BHO Focused on Climate

| November 30, 2016 | Reply

“The Blue Hill Weather Observatory is one of our areas greatest resources.   It has provided 131 years of continuous weather observations, which has been and continues to be so important in terms of weather forecasting and climate science.  It continues to provide excellent science education to kids and adults alike.  All of us must do […]

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2016-2017 Winter Temperature Forecast

2016-2017 Winter Temperature Forecast

| November 23, 2016 | Reply

Editor’s Note: While Blue Hill Observatory does not issue forecasts and does not endorse this forecast, we thought our readers would enjoy hearing what a local seasonal forecaster is predicting. Judah Cohen is a scientist who specializes in seasonal forecasting at Atmospheric and Environmental Research in Lexington, MA. Using a model that considers Siberian snow […]

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Winter 2016-2017: Colder and Snowier? Check out D’Aleo’s Forecast

Winter 2016-2017: Colder and Snowier? Check out D’Aleo’s Forecast

| November 16, 2016 | Reply

Editor’s Note: While Blue Hill Observatory does not issue forecasts and does not endorse this forecast, we thought our readers would enjoy hearing what a leading winter weather expert is predicting. Joe D’Aleo is a certified meteorologist and the first Director of Meteorology at the Weather Channel. He is currently Co-Chief Meteorologist at WeatherBell Analytics, […]

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Join us for New England Aquarium Day at BHO

Join us for New England Aquarium Day at BHO

| September 14, 2016 | Reply

Sunday, October 16 from 10 to 4  Blue Hill Observatory will be hosting New England Aquarium Day featuring presentations on Climate Study and Climate Impacts – Learn how the Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory  has the longest running homogeneous weather data collection in all of the USA. See charts and graphs created from that weather data […]

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The Multi-Year Wild Snow Story and the El Nino Winter of 2015/16

The Multi-Year Wild Snow Story and the El Nino Winter of 2015/16

| September 10, 2016 | Reply

Editor’s Note: While Blue Hill Observatory does not issue forecasts and does not endorse the WeatherBell Pioneer forecasting model, we thought our readers would enjoy seeing what a leading winter weather expert said about last winter. Joe D’Aleo is a certified meteorologist and the first Director of Meteorology at the Weather Channel. He is currently […]

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Legislature Restores Funding for BHO. You Made this Happen

Legislature Restores Funding for BHO. You Made this Happen

| August 4, 2016 | Reply

  Thanks to all of you who sent emails, letters and made calls, the legislature has reversed the Governor’s veto, restoring $100,000 for the Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center. Without your support this never could have happened. There is still a chance, if projected revenues do not increase, that this funding and funding for […]

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