This is where you can learn about the latest news from the Blue Hill Observatory and where you can find links to where BHO has been mentioned in media reports and articles.

Blue Hill Observatory Climate Change Statement

Rigorous and widely accepted scientific analysis shows that Earth’s climate is currently changing at an unprecedented rate compared to changes that occurred over the last hundreds of thousands of years. Although numerous factors influence Earth’s climate, the climate science community, after exhaustive research, has concluded that human activities constitute the most significant underlying cause for… Read More »

Join us for “An Evening Among the Stars” on Friday, July 14th, 2023

Blue Hill Observatory invites the Greater Boston Community to a celebration like no other. Please join us for “An Evening Among the Stars” a special gala taking place atop Great Blue Hill to mark the Observatory’s reopening. Special guests include, meteorologists Tim Kelley and Jim Cantore. Fun fact, Tim and Jim were college roommates who went… Read More »

Observatory Grand Reopening Event Schedule for July 13-16, 2023

Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center will host four days of special events to celebrate the reopening of our historic landmark building following an extensive two-year renovation required to protect and preserve Greater Boston’s Centennial Observing Station—1 of only 11 in the entire country. We have something for everyone and most importantly all our events… Read More »

Earth Day 2023 – Join Our “Climb for Climate” on April 22nd

Celebrate Mother Earth

Blue Hill Observatory’s “Climb for Climate” 2023 challenge with support from Trillium Brewing Company will take place again this year on Earth Day—this Saturday—April 22, 2023 from 12pm to 4pm.   Together Blue Hill Observatory and Trillium invite the Greater Boston community to show their support for the environment by climbing Great Blue Hill to… Read More »

State of the Climate at Blue Hill Observatory: 1885-2022

This report is an updated summary of the extensive climate records of the Blue Hill Observatory that focuses on changes in climate extremes that have occurred in several key parameters over the entire period of record.   This document is also available as a downloadable PDF file.     

Historic Arctic Outbreak Chills New England

AN ARCTIC BLAST BRINGS RECORD COLD AND DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS TO BLUE HILL Saturday, February 4, 2023 An historic Arctic airmass pushed into New England late yesterday accompanied by strong winds. With the brief, but brutal Arctic blast impacting the region this morning, we set two new record low temperatures here at the hill.  With… Read More »

New Employment Opportunity

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… Read More »

“Picture Post for Environmental Conservation”— A New Program for Middle School Youth at Blue Hill Observatory with Supporting Online Units

Middle School Educators: Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center Invites You and Your Students to Visit Great Blue Hill this Fall—at No Charge (and we will help organize this field trip)   “Picture Post for Environmental Conservation,” described below, was developed with heartfelt gratitude to Greater Boston educators who work tirelessly to help all youth… Read More »