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.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

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 »

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

One hundred and thirty one years ago 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 is greatly appreciated. There… Read More »

Help us Reach the Top of the Tower

This is our last chance this year to ask you to support this very special American Institution. Gifts made by 11:59 p.m. EST today will be tax deductible in 2016. If you have already made your donation, thank you. Happy New Year! There are three ways to donate: By Check made out to Blue Hill… Read More »

Women in Science? BHO Welcomes a Star!

      Someone forgot to tell our new Observer that women can’t have a career in science. Meet our new Observer, Cecilia Borries-Strigle. Cece joined the Observatory staff nine months ago and has already become so proficient at her job that she was recently named “Chief Observer” by the Observatory’s Board of Directors. Cece, who holds… Read More »

Happy New Year from a Snowy, We Hope, Blue Hill Observatory

No snowflake will ever be missed this winter on Great Blue Hill. Why? Because we are Blue Hill Observatory and we have never   missed a day observing the weather in the last 131 years. And, by the way, we are open every day for our members (please join), and to the public every weekend all… Read More »

A Message from Ch. 4 Meteorologist Eric Fisher

“Sometimes, we take for granted the rich relationship between weather and the Boston area. Not every town and city in America can claim they’ve been meticulously watching, recording, and most importantly – loving the workings of nature for so long. Weather is part of the fabric of our society in New England and has helped to… Read More »

Help Us Inspire Children to Learn About the Weather

“The Blue Hill Weather Observatory has amazing educational programs year round that offer children of all ages a chance to learn about meteorology in a hands-on environment. I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to host students at WBZ involved in the BHO summer camp the past several years. Allowing these kids to explore their passion and… Read More »

Governor Baker Cuts Blue Hill Observatory Funding

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… Read More »

You Can Help Keep BHO Focused on Climate

“The Blue Hill Weather Observatory is one of our areas greatest resources.   It has provided 131 years of continuous weather observations, which has been and continues to be so important in terms of weather forecasting and climate science.  It continues to provide excellent science education to kids and adults alike.  All of us must do… Read More »