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Governor Signs FY2018 Budget- BHO Funding Spared

Governor Signs FY2018 Budget- BHO Funding Spared

| July 20, 2017 | Reply

Governor Charles Baker has signed the FY2018 budget authorizing $39.4 billion in spending, but he also vetoed $320 million in spending that include $42 million in “earmarks”. Fortunately, the $100,000 in Operational Funding for Blue Hill Observatory WAS NOT VETOED. After signing the budget, Governor Baker sent it back to the legislature urging lawmakers to […]

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Mass Legislature APPROVES $100,000 Funding for BHO

Mass Legislature APPROVES $100,000 Funding for BHO

| July 7, 2017 | Reply

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 2018 Budget on Friday,7/7, 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 sign or […]

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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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World Meteorological Organization Selects Blue Hill Observatory as a Centennial Observing Station

World Meteorological Organization Selects Blue Hill Observatory as a Centennial Observing Station

| May 31, 2017 | Reply

In recognition of its long-term and high quality climate record, the Blue Hill Observatory has been selected by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to receive its new designation as a “Centennial Observing Station”. Recognizing the need to preserve and to maintain long-term surface observing stations for their important role in the continuing study of climate, the WMO […]

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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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Enjoy a Great Meal and Raise Money for Blue Hill Observatory

Enjoy a Great Meal and Raise Money for Blue Hill Observatory

| March 20, 2017 | Reply

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

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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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New February High Temperature Record at BHO

New February High Temperature Record at BHO

| February 24, 2017 | Reply

A maximum temperature of 71F was observed at Blue Hill on February 24, 2017. This establishes a new record high temperature for the date and for the month of February, surpassing the previous monthly record of 68F set on February 24, 1985. This is also the warmest temperature ever observed so early in the year, […]

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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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