Author Archive: Charles Orloff

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Observatory Temporarily Closed to the Public

Observatory Temporarily Closed to the Public

| March 13, 2020 | Reply

As a preemptive measure to protect our community and staff from the spread of COVID-19, we have made the decision to discontinue public access to the Observatory until further notice. Our staff will continue the climate observing program on its regular schedule.

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A Grand Achievement—Blue Hill Observatory’s Unbroken 135 Year Recording of the Weather—Help Us Celebrate!

A Grand Achievement—Blue Hill Observatory’s Unbroken 135 Year Recording of the Weather—Help Us Celebrate!

| February 3, 2020 | Reply

Imagine, Blue Hill Observatory’s first weather observations were made on February 1, 1885 at the top of Great Blue Hill— from that day on we have maintained an unbroken recording of the weather! Considered a remarkable resource, Blue Hill Observatory’s data is the most homogeneous climate record in North America and is a benchmark station […]

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Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2020 Summer Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2020 Summer Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

| January 24, 2020 | Reply

This summer’s workshop  is designed for students who enjoy learning about the weather and who might like a career in meteorology/ atmospheric science. While it is recommended for students between the ages of 14 and 18  years old, others may apply. The workshop will be held during the week of July 13th and July 18th, […]

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For Our Children, For Us! Please Make the Blue Hill Observatory Your Priority this Giving Season

For Our Children, For Us! Please Make the Blue Hill Observatory Your Priority this Giving Season

| November 18, 2019 | Reply

For Our Children, For Us! As we reflect on all that we do each year—and our impact—we recognize our legacy begins with our children and their knowledge of the weather and how to leverage that knowledge to ensure humankind and the Earth thrive for generations to come.  Through their excitement and curiosity in climate science we […]

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Mass Legislature Approves $100,000 for Blue Hill Observatory

Mass Legislature Approves $100,000 for Blue Hill Observatory

| July 23, 2019 | 1 Reply

Good news to report from the State House! Monday, July 22, Massachusetts Lawmakers passed the FY 2020 Budget that includes $100,000 for Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center. This will now go to Governor Baker for his approval. We are very grateful for supporters like you, who have emailed your legislators–once, twice, three times–this budget […]

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Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

Last Chance to Gain Funding for Blue Hill Observatory

| June 5, 2019 | Reply

JUNE 5: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Joint Conference Committee has begun deliberations 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 approved overwhelmingly by the House in budget (item 2810-0122) , but nothing in the Senate budget. Now, more than ever, […]

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Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

Mass Senate Votes NO on Funding for BHO

| May 30, 2019 | 2 Replies

PRESS RELEASE: For the second year in a row, the Massachusetts Senate voted NO on funding for Blue Hill Observatory (Amendment #910) that would have provided $100,000 for “Operational Support”. The amendment had been sponsored by Senators Timilty, Barrett, Cyr, Eldridge, Feeney, Moore, and O’Connor, almost one forth of the Senate. Previous action by the […]

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Governor Charlie Baker talks Climate at June 13th BHO Fundraiser

Governor Charlie Baker talks Climate at June 13th BHO Fundraiser

| May 14, 2019 | Reply

It’s the perfect climate for cocktails and conversation, so join us at our Summer Social with Special Guest, Governor Charlie Baker. This important fundraiser will be held on Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at the American Meteorological Society, 45 Beacon Street, Boston, the former home of the third Mayor of Boston, Harrison Gray Otis. Enjoy cocktails […]

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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 12, 2019 | 2 Replies

NEW POST…NEW POST…NEW POST…NEW POST… Senator Walter Timilty filed  Amendment #910 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 continue and grow. We […]

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House Approves $100,000 Funding for BHO. On to the Senate.

House Approves $100,000 Funding for BHO. On to the Senate.

| April 29, 2019 | Reply

The Mass House of Representatives passed Amendment #822 to the House budget that will provide for “not less than $100,000  to be expended for the Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center”. The House budget will now go to the Senate where they will debate and consider funding. Many thanks to all of you who contacted […]

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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 20, 2019 | Reply

Representatives Galvin of Canton (Sponsor) along with 26 other Representatives (Co-Sponsors) have filed Amendment #822 to the House budget that will provide for “not less than $100,000  to be expended for the Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center”. If passed, this will be an important step toward ensuring that Observatory STEM educational programs and the […]

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Matt Noyes Supports Blue Hill Observatory. Will You?

Matt Noyes Supports Blue Hill Observatory. Will You?

| January 19, 2019 | Reply

“Each generation rises to the task of braving the New England elements, but one constant force has unwaveringly withstood all of nature’s cruelty and splendor, resolute to measure each breath of wind, drop of rain, flake of snow and ray of sun, indelibly etched in an immortal historical record: the Blue Hill Observatory. It’s impossible […]

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Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2019 Summer Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2019 Summer Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

| January 19, 2019 | 2 Replies

This summer’s workshop  is designed for students who enjoy learning about the weather and who might like a career in meteorology/ atmospheric science. While it is recommended for students between the ages of 14 and 18  years old, others may apply. The workshop will be held during the week of July 15th and July 20th, 2019.  […]

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Cindy Fitzgibbon Supports Blue Hill Observatory. Will You?

Cindy Fitzgibbon Supports Blue Hill Observatory. Will You?

| December 29, 2018 | Reply

The Blue Hill Observatory is a local treasure. With the longest continuous weather observations in North America, the climate record is invaluable. The research and educational programming at BHO will continue to inspire new generations of weather enthusiasts for years to come.” Please use the ” Support” or “Donate” links on this website to give […]

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Harvey Leonard Supports Blue Hill Observatory, Will You?

Harvey Leonard Supports Blue Hill Observatory, Will You?

| December 19, 2018 | 2 Replies

“The Blue Hill Observatory is one of the greatest climate resources in our region. The hourly weather observations provide key support to local forecasts. The Observatory continues to provide the longest running climate record in our country, so vital to climate research, and it educates students on related topics in weather and science.” Please use […]

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