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.
Our building is closed No public access is allowed during construction planned through 2023 Obey posted safety signage. Use caution when around construction areas and summit roadways. Extensive work began June 2021 including much-needed concrete repair, historically appropriate door and window upgrades, lighting upgrades and more. The Observatory and grounds will be closed to the… Read More »
The organization celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of landscape architect, author, and conservationist, Frederick Law Olmsted, has recognized the Blue Hill Observatory for its location in the Blue Hills Reservation, which was designed by members of the Olmsted Firm in 1893. Read the full story here.
The first nine days of June 2022 at the Observatory featured daily maximum and daily mean temperatures that were all colder than the first nine days of June 2021 as shown in the table. Most of the daily high and average temperatures were more than ten degrees colder than last year. Early June 2021 featured a very… Read More »
Mish Michaels and Blue Hill Observatory: Our Tribute to an Extraordinary Community Leader Mish Michaels came into our lives over twenty years ago at a time when Blue Hill Observatory was beginning to establish a nonprofit scientific education center focused on weather and climate programming. From that moment on, Mish’s involvement with, and support of,… Read More »
SCOPE OF WORK & DELIVERABLES The Observatory is seeking an experienced Elementary, Middle and High School Curriculum Developer with additional expertise in ecology to develop a new educational program entitled “Picture Post for Environmental Conservation” that aligns with the Massachusetts State Science Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. The exciting multi-tiered program suite will… Read More »
About Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center’s Summer Meteorology Workshop Our immersive summer meteorology workshop is for students who have an interest in the weather and wish to explore careers in meteorology and atmospheric science with professional meteorologists and scientists. This year, the Workshop will be held during the week of August 8 – August… Read More »
An historic blizzard that intensified to at least 969 mb (28.61 inches) as it passed offshore on Saturday, January 29th, 2022 brought strong winds and heavy snow to southeastern New England. The final storm total at the Observatory was 27.6 inches of snow. This is the second largest January snowstorm on record at Blue… Read More »
Milton, MA, January 21, 2022 Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center (BHOSC) today announces it has received a “Program & Small Capital” grant in the amount of $100,000 from the Yawkey Foundation to support “Picture Post for Environmental Conservation,” a new programmatic initiative at BHOSC designed to educate and inspire youth and adults to preserve… Read More »
Authored by Robert Thompson, retired Meteorologist-in-Charge of the Boston/Norton National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office. He is now an adjunct professor at Anna Maria College and a Board Member of Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center. Two tornado outbreaks in December 2021 have raised several questions even for us in New England. The first and… Read More »
The non-profit Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center,a National Historic Landmark located atop Great Blue Hill, was recently awarded a “Save America’s Treasures” (SAT) grant by the National Park Service to preserve many of our historic climate resources. In support of this project, the Observatory is seeking $65,000 to fulfill the obligation to raise matching… Read More »