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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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Join us for Our “Members Only” Rooftop Fireworks Viewing

Join us for Our “Members Only” Rooftop Fireworks Viewing

| June 21, 2018 |

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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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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New Employment Opportunity

New Employment Opportunity

| January 5, 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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“Colder and Likely Snowy Winter Ahead” Says Winter Weather Expert Joe D’Aleo

“Colder and Likely Snowy Winter Ahead” Says Winter Weather Expert Joe D’Aleo

| November 7, 2017 |

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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Registration Now Open for Local Weather Course

Registration Now Open for Local Weather Course

| September 19, 2017 |

Title: Red Sky in Morning, Sailors Take Warning! 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 basics. Course includes some […]

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New Employment Opportunity

New Employment Opportunity

| August 23, 2017 |

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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The Eclipse is Coming! Join us to Learn What to Expect.

The Eclipse is Coming! Join us to Learn What to Expect.

| August 4, 2017 |

  SOLD OUT…SOLD OUT…SOLD OUT….Thank you. –  

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Governor Signs FY2018 Budget- BHO Funding Spared

Governor Signs FY2018 Budget- BHO Funding Spared

| July 20, 2017 |

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 |

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 |

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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