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Blue Hill
July 2009
Issue 7
Sky-mail will return in August
Have you been missing Sky-mail in your inbox?  Due to staff, schedule, budget, and other issues, we have not been able to send Sky-mail since May.  However, we have some new help and we will be sending out a new issue of Sky-mail in August.  Please watch your inbox for the next issue, which will include an article about the interesting decline in wind speed observed at Blue Hill Observatory, as well as information about the Southern New England Weather Conference, which will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2009 and will feature keynote speaker Reed Timmer from the Discovery Channel's Storm Chaser series.  Thank you for your patience and continue support of the Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center.
About The Blue Hill Observatory
Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory, located at the top of a scenic mountain range south of Boston, is a unique American institution. Founded in 1885 by Abbott Lawrence Rotch as a private scientific center for the study and measurement of the atmosphere, it was the site of many pioneering weather experiments and discoveries. The earliest kite soundings of the atmosphere in North America in the 1890s and the development of the radiosonde in the 1930s occurred at this historic site.

Today, the Observatory is a National Historic Landmark and remains committed to continuing its extensive, uninterrupted climate record with traditional methods and instruments. The recently established Science Center expands this mission by enhancing public understanding of atmospheric science.

We are grateful for the generous support of members, friends, and corporations who make it possible to continue our benchmark climate observations and educational outreach programs.  Please contact Charles Orloff by phone: (508) 776-1879 or email: if you would like to make a donation to the Observatory.
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