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COVID ALERT- OBSERVATORY CLOSED UNTIL SATURDAY, MARCH 20

COVID ALERT- OBSERVATORY CLOSED UNTIL SATURDAY, MARCH 20

| March 12, 2021 | Reply

This week an Observer was diagnosed with COVID 19. No other employee or anyone in the public was exposed. We closed the Observatory immediately and it will remain closed until Saturday, March 20, 2021. Out of an abundance of caution, all of ou0r employees who were present in the building with the person who tested […]

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Join Us for a Special Webinar Event “Taking the Fingerprints of Global Sea Level Change” March 24, 2021 from 7pm to 8pm

Join Us for a Special Webinar Event “Taking the Fingerprints of Global Sea Level Change” March 24, 2021 from 7pm to 8pm

| March 11, 2021 | Reply

Our esteemed presenter is Dr. Jerry X. Mitrovica, the Frank Baird Jr. Professor of Science in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University, and a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” recipient in 2019.

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Dave Cook Scholarship Fund Established

Dave Cook Scholarship Fund Established

| February 27, 2021 | Reply

Dave Cook, our dear friend and long-time Board member of the Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center, most regrettably passed away in 2020 at the age of 82. He was a brilliant engineer, avid skier and sailor, MIT and Harvard Business School graduate, and dedicated philanthropist.  He gave his time and expertise happily to further […]

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Join Us for a “Climate Solutions Workshop”          Feb. 24th, 7-8:30pm

Join Us for a “Climate Solutions Workshop” Feb. 24th, 7-8:30pm

| February 11, 2021

Hosted by NBC Boston Meteorologist, Tim Kelley, with our esteemed presenter, Dr. Tamara Shapiro Ledley Dr. Tamara Shapiro Ledley is a climate and Earth Science thought leader and STEM education consultant, Secretary of the Education Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science ( AAAS ), and Adjunct Professor at Bentley University. Dr. […]

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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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New Schedule for Blue Hill Webinar

New Schedule for Blue Hill Webinar

| June 15, 2020 | Reply

Thanks to all of you who have attended the Observatory’s webinars. With many people now back at work and things getting somewhat back to normal, we have decided to present only one webinar a week. Thank you. Wednesday, June 17 1 p.m.The Mysteries of TornadogenesisPresented by Sean Ernst, PhD meteorology student University of Oklahoma Tornadoes […]

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Tornado Week- Three new Webinars on the Worcester Tornado

Tornado Week- Three new Webinars on the Worcester Tornado

| June 7, 2020 | Reply

Monday June 8 100 PM EDT  The Worcester Tornado by Bill Chittick June 9, 1953 is so memorable and monumental in Massachusetts history that we have three presentations on it. We start with author Bill Chittick doing a presentation he has done for groups all over New England including people who lived through the Tornado.  […]

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Blue Hill Webinars June 1-5

Blue Hill Webinars June 1-5

| June 1, 2020 | Reply

MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2020- 1 PM Educational Resources at Blue Hill Observatory  Presented by Don McCasland, Program Director Learn how to use the website to teach climate and weather. See examples of materials available to build your own weather instruments and different premade kits available, see the full range of kite resources including books, materials, […]

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Blue Hill Online Programs this Week

Blue Hill Online Programs this Week

| May 26, 2020 | Reply

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2020 1 PM Cloud Observing and Identifying Please send an email to dmccasland@bluehill.org to receive a link and password to this program. FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2020 1 PM Long Term Forecast and Variability Caused by Ocean Volcanoes Presented by Special Guest Joe D’Aleo First Director of Meteorology at The Weather Channel Currently, a […]

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Blue Hill Online Programs this Week

Blue Hill Online Programs this Week

| May 18, 2020 | Reply

MONDAY, MAY 18, 2020 1 PM Carol: Remembering her Fury Hurricane Carol was one of the worst tropical cyclones to ever affect Southern New England. Charles Orloff, Executive Director, BHO witnessed it and will describe its fury. Please send an email to dmccasland@bluehill.org to receive a link and password to this program. WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2020 […]

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Blue Hill Online Program this Week

Blue Hill Online Program this Week

| May 11, 2020 | Reply

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2020 1PM Wind Speed and direction recorders at Blue Hill Observatory Learn about historic and modern wind speed and wind direction sensors both that are working and that have been retired Please join our program from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Send an email to dmccasland@bluehill.org to get a link and password. […]

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Blue Hill Online Program this Friday

Blue Hill Online Program this Friday

| May 4, 2020 | Reply

FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1-2 p.m. Significant Nor’easters in New England Robert Thompson, Retired Meteorologist in Charge from NWS/Taunton. Learn about some of the most significant of these well-known but sometimes misunderstood storms. To join this program please send an email to dmccasland@bluehill.org

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Tim Kelley’s Weather Program Continued Friday

Tim Kelley’s Weather Program Continued Friday

| April 22, 2020 | Reply

Tim Kelley of NBC10 Boston will continue his tutorial THIS FRIDAY, MAY 1st, on how to look at online resources to make your own forecasts. Tim will share several of his favorite web sites, explain how to use the site and what the information on a page means.  Topics will include forecast models, satellite and […]

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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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Registration Now Open for Local Weather Course

Registration Now Open for Local Weather Course

| September 16, 2019 | Reply

Title: Red Sky in Morning, Sailors Take Warning! Description: Curious about our crazy New England weather? Ever wonder what that cloud was floating high above your head? Would you like to learn how to predict the weather in your own backyard? Come join us for an enjoyable and interactive class on weather! Course includes some easy […]

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