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.

Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

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… Read More »

Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

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.    … Read More »

Senate to Vote on $100,000 for BHO. Your Immediate Help is Needed

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… Read More »

“Run for the Roses” Fundraiser on May 6, 2017

The Blue Hill Observatory cordially invites you to celebrate the 143rd Kentucky Derby at our “Run for the Roses” Fundraiser on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at West End Johnnies, located at 138 Portland Street in Boston, from 4 to 7 p.m. West End Johnnies boasts many large screen TVs for ease in viewing the Derby,… Read More »

Enjoy a Great Meal and Raise Money for Blue Hill Observatory

Benefit Night Fundraiser for Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center Location: b.good in Mansfield, MA! Mansfield Crossing 280 School St. Mansfield, MA 02048 Time: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 6pm-8pm More Info: Flyer Enjoy a great meal, and support BHOSC! Visit the Mansfield, MA b.good restaurant from 6pm-8pm, and a portion of your sales will… Read More »

Blue Hill Observatory Scientist Ventures Out no Matter What the Weather

By Zande Razzaq The Patriot Ledger “It’s exciting to see the bad weather,” said Cecilia Borries-Strigle, the Chief Weather Observer at the historic Blue Hill Weather Observatory in Milton. Most people on the South Shore stayed indoors during Tuesday’s nor’easter, but Cecilia Borries-Strigle put on her boots , buttoned up her coat and ventured outside-multiple… Read More »

New February High Temperature Record at BHO

A maximum temperature of 71F was observed at Blue Hill on February 24, 2017. This establishes a new record high temperature for the date and for the month of February, surpassing the previous monthly record of 68F set on February 24, 1985. This is also the warmest temperature ever observed so early in the year,… Read More »


One hundred and thirty two years ago on February 1, 1885, rockets lit up the sky announcing the official opening of Blue Hill Observatory. This was the beginning of the longest climate record in North America. Today we continue that proud tradition thanks to the generosity of people like you. Your continued interest and support… Read More »