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Registration Now Open for Local Weather Course

Registration Now Open for Local Weather Course

| September 16, 2019 | Reply

Title: Red Sky in Morning, Sailors Take Warning! Description: Curious about our crazy New England weather? Ever wonder what that cloud was floating high above your head? Would you like to learn how to predict the weather in your own backyard? Come join us for an enjoyable and interactive class on weather! Course includes some easy […]

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Mass Legislature Approves $100,000 for Blue Hill Observatory

Mass Legislature Approves $100,000 for Blue Hill Observatory

| July 23, 2019 | 1 Reply

Good news to report from the State House! Monday, July 22, Massachusetts Lawmakers passed the FY 2020 Budget that includes $100,000 for Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center. This will now go to Governor Baker for his approval. We are very grateful for supporters like you, who have emailed your legislators–once, twice, three times–this budget […]

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Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

| June 5, 2019 | Reply

JUNE 5: 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 approved overwhelmingly by the House in budget (item 2810-0122) , but nothing in the Senate budget. Now, more than ever, […]

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Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

| May 30, 2019 | 2 Replies

PRESS RELEASE: For the second year in a row, the Massachusetts Senate voted NO on funding for Blue Hill Observatory (Amendment #910) that would have provided $100,000 for “Operational Support”. The amendment had been sponsored by Senators Timilty, Barrett, Cyr, Eldridge, Feeney, Moore, and O’Connor, almost one forth of the Senate. Previous action by the […]

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Governor Charlie Baker talks Climate at June 13th BHO Fundraiser

Governor Charlie Baker talks Climate at June 13th BHO Fundraiser

| May 14, 2019 | Reply

It’s the perfect climate for cocktails and conversation, so join us at our Summer Social with Special Guest, Governor Charlie Baker. This important fundraiser will be held on Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at the American Meteorological Society, 45 Beacon Street, Boston, the former home of the third Mayor of Boston, Harrison Gray Otis. Enjoy cocktails […]

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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 12, 2019 | 2 Replies

NEW POST…NEW POST…NEW POST…NEW POST… Senator Walter Timilty filed  Amendment #910 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 continue and grow. We […]

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House Approves $100,000 Funding for BHO. On to the Senate.

House Approves $100,000 Funding for BHO. On to the Senate.

| April 29, 2019 | Reply

The Mass House of Representatives passed Amendment #822 to the House budget that will provide for “not less than $100,000  to be expended for the Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center”. The House budget will now go to the Senate where they will debate and consider funding. Many thanks to all of you who contacted […]

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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 20, 2019 | Reply

Representatives Galvin of Canton (Sponsor) along with 26 other Representatives (Co-Sponsors) have filed Amendment #822 to the House budget that will provide for “not less than $100,000  to be expended for the Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center”. If passed, this will be an important step toward ensuring that Observatory STEM educational programs and the […]

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Registration Now Open for Local Weather Course

Registration Now Open for Local Weather Course

| April 10, 2019 | Reply

Title: Basic Meteorology Course Description: Curious about our crazy New England weather? Ever wonder what kind of cloud was floating above your head? Would you like to learn how you can predict the weather in your own backyard? Come join us for an enjoyable, interactive class on weather! The course includes some easy and fun experiments, […]

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Matt Noyes Supports Blue Hill Observatory. Will You?

Matt Noyes Supports Blue Hill Observatory. Will You?

| January 19, 2019 | Reply

“Each generation rises to the task of braving the New England elements, but one constant force has unwaveringly withstood all of nature’s cruelty and splendor, resolute to measure each breath of wind, drop of rain, flake of snow and ray of sun, indelibly etched in an immortal historical record: the Blue Hill Observatory. It’s impossible […]

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Cindy Fitzgibbon Supports Blue Hill Observatory. Will You?

Cindy Fitzgibbon Supports Blue Hill Observatory. Will You?

| December 29, 2018 | Reply

The Blue Hill Observatory is a local treasure. With the longest continuous weather observations in North America, the climate record is invaluable. The research and educational programming at BHO will continue to inspire new generations of weather enthusiasts for years to come.” Please use the ” Support” or “Donate” links on this website to give […]

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Harvey Leonard Supports Blue Hill Observatory, Will You?

Harvey Leonard Supports Blue Hill Observatory, Will You?

| December 19, 2018 | 2 Replies

“The Blue Hill Observatory is one of the greatest climate resources in our region. The hourly weather observations provide key support to local forecasts. The Observatory continues to provide the longest running climate record in our country, so vital to climate research, and it educates students on related topics in weather and science.” Please use […]

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Governor Baker Signs FY19 Budget- BHO Funding Approved

Governor Baker Signs FY19 Budget- BHO Funding Approved

| July 28, 2018 | Reply

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 | 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 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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Join us for Our “Members Only” Rooftop Fireworks Viewing

Join us for Our “Members Only” Rooftop Fireworks Viewing

| June 21, 2018 | Reply

Attention  Observatory Members– You are invited to join us for a special “Members Only” rooftop fireworks viewing on either July 3rd or July 4th from 8 to 11 PM. The top of the Observatory tower is one of the best locations in eastern Massachusetts to view fireworks launched from many of the surrounding towns and […]

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