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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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Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

| May 24, 2017 |

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 |

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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Eat, Drink and Raise Money for Blue Hill Observatory

Eat, Drink and Raise Money for Blue Hill Observatory

| March 13, 2017 |

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

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Governor Baker Cuts Blue Hill Observatory Funding

Governor Baker Cuts Blue Hill Observatory Funding

| December 7, 2016 |

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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2016-2017 Winter Temperature Forecast

2016-2017 Winter Temperature Forecast

| November 23, 2016 |

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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