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Blue Hill
August 2009
Issue 8
Please Support Blue Hill Observatory
The board of directors, staff, volunteers, and members of the Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center would like to respectfully ask for your help.  In order to keep the Observatory open to the public and to continue our mission of educating area youth in the sciences, we need to reach out to all members of our community and request financial support.  As you know, we are a non-profit organization and any amount contributed will be directly applied to the daily operational and educational program costs of the Observatory.  We really need your support, now more than ever before, and your generosity is greatly appreciated.

You can make a donation online by going to and using the PayPal option or you can make a check out to Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center.  Checks should be mailed to Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center, P.O. Box 187, Readville, MA  02137-0187. 

We would like to thank you for any support you can give at this time. 
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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