Category: News

New Employment Opportunity

New Employment Opportunity

| August 14, 2018 |

The historic Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center is seeking to fill a weather observer position at our Milton, Massachusetts location. We welcome applicants with an interest in weather and climate, a strong attention to detail, a willingness to learn, and the flexibility to work an occasionally varied schedule. Previous experience with standard meteorological observation […]

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Governor Baker Signs FY19 Budget- BHO Funding Approved

Governor Baker Signs FY19 Budget- BHO Funding Approved

| July 28, 2018 |

Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a $41.7 billion FY19 budget on Thursday, July 26th. He also vetoed nearly 300 earmarks worth almost $50 million in spending. Fortunately, thanks to a tremendous effort by Blue Hill Observatory loyal supporters, the $100,000 in funding for the Observatory was not vetoed. Of the 53 “Special Projects” in […]

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Mass Legislature APPROVES $100,000 Funding for BHO

Mass Legislature APPROVES $100,000 Funding for BHO

| July 20, 2018 |

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 […]

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Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

| June 6, 2018 |

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 […]

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Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

| May 28, 2018 |

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 […]

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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 16, 2018 |

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 […]

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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

| April 17, 2018 |

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 […]

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Major Nor’easter Brings Record Snow to Observatory

Major Nor’easter Brings Record Snow to Observatory

| March 13, 2018 |

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 […]

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WITNESS YOUR IMPACT…

WITNESS YOUR IMPACT…

| February 5, 2018 |

“My work at Blue Hill has been the catapult of my young career since I started as a high school intern.  I’ve since gone on to become a weather observer at Blue Hill and have conducted research with other Observatory scientists and with the National Weather Service.  As I prepare to complete my undergraduate degree, […]

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Tell Us How You Remember The Great Blizzard of “78”

Tell Us How You Remember The Great Blizzard of “78”

| February 1, 2018 |

The Great Blizzard of February 6-7, 1978 was one of the most significant weather events of the 20th century in New England. If you experienced this storm 40 years ago, let us know how you remember the Blizzard of ’78 by leaving a comment below. Here are some of the weather observations at the Blue […]

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Your Chance to Own the Original 78 Blizzard Map Drawn by Bob Copeland

Your Chance to Own the Original 78 Blizzard Map Drawn by Bob Copeland

| January 25, 2018 |

These limited edition prints are quarter-size replicas (18X24) of the “Blizzard of ’78” maps hand-drawn by Bob Copeland and used on WCVB Channel 5 telecasts on Tuesday, February 7th,1978.  These collectors’ items normally retail for $100 each but are available exclusively through Blue Hill Observatory for our Blizzard anniversary celebration at Granite Links Golf Club […]

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Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2018 Summer Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2018 Summer Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

| January 12, 2018 |

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 9 through 15th, 2018.   […]

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WITNESS YOUR IMPACT…

WITNESS YOUR IMPACT…

| January 2, 2018 |

“My experience with BHO began in my senior year of High School when Mr. Don McCasland and Mr. Charles Orloff kindly allowed me to use BHO as a senior project site. There, I learned about practical Meteorology, Climatology, and Science Education, knowledge which I used throughout college. Without my experience at BHO, I wouldn’t have […]

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WITNESS YOUR IMPACT…

WITNESS YOUR IMPACT…

| December 27, 2017 |

“I am a freshman studying meteorology at SUNY Oswego, and I have been an intern and a weather observer at Blue Hill for about one year. I have gained real working experience in the field of weather at Blue Hill. I love being able to collect data and observe the skies at its beautiful location, […]

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Happy Holidays from Blue Hill Observatory

Happy Holidays from Blue Hill Observatory

| December 8, 2017 |

 

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