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Observatory Gift Shop Reopens

Observatory Gift Shop Reopens

| June 15, 2020 | Reply

The Blue Hill Observatory Gift Shop is now open to the public Friday through Monday 10 a.m – 4 p.m.. Tours can not be offered until authorized by the Governor. We expect that will be when we begin Phase 3. Please note, face masks are required inside the Observatory and only four people at a […]

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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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Historic Observatory Instruments Rescued, and now Showcased on Harvard Website

Historic Observatory Instruments Rescued, and now Showcased on Harvard Website

| December 22, 2015 | Reply

Harvard Physics Professor David Wheatland began amassing his incredible collection of historic scientific instruments in the late 1940’s. His office soon became overwhelmed with his “foundlings” and he began storing them in basement rooms at Harvard and finally at his home and barn in Topsfield. When Harvard began winding down it’s scientific studies at Blue […]

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