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Blue Hill
January 2010
Issue 10
Blue Hill Observatory 125th Anniversary Celebration
About The Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center
Blue Hill Observatory Celebrates 125th Anniversary
Annual Mean Temperature plot
Fireworks announced the official opening of the Blue Hill Observatory at midnight on January 31st, 1885.  At 6:00 PM on January 30th, 2010, fireworks will be launched again to celebrate 125 years of continuous weather observations on the summit of Great Blue Hill.  We invite you to join us at several events to help us celebrate our 125th anniversary.

The f
estivities begin on Saturday, January 30th at Fuller Village in Milton, MA with a luncheon and lectures by Dr. Louis Uccellini and Paul Kocin.  An evening reception with fireworks will follow at the Observatory.  On Sunday, January 31st, the celebration will continue with an Open House at the Observatory with special presentations on Blue Hill history and the weather of the last 125 years. On Monday, February 1st, the Observatory will also be open to the public for tours much of the day with presentations on weather observing.

Registration is required for the events on Saturday January 30 using the form below, but the events on Sunday and Monday are free to the public. The invitation and reply form can
be viewed and downloaded below, as well as on the Blue Hill Observatory website.
   invitation1t          invitation2          reply1t          reply2t 
   Invitation Page 1         Invitation Page 2           Reply Card Page 1           Reply Card Page 2

Download Invitation (PDF file)
Download Reply Card (PDF file)

Please visit the Events page on the Blue Hill Observatory website for more information about these events.  To read more about the history of the Observatory, visit the History page on our website.

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: corloff@bluehill.org if you would like to make a donation to the Observatory.
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