"Only 8 days left to Kickstart" the Future of Climate Science at Blue Hill Observatory
With over $4,000 in "Kickstarter" pledges so far we are in sight of raising the $8,000 needed to replace our wind speed and direction measuring device called an Aerovane. Under the rules of "Kickstarter" we must reach our goal in the next 8 days or all of the pledges will be returned. The new Belfort Aerovane that we are trying to purchase will insure that we continue the oldest and most homogeneous climate record in North America.
This style of instrument has been a reliable source of wind speed and direction data for over half a century on Great Blue Hill, providing our primary daily and hourly wind direction, and has served critically as our backup official peak gust recorder. Following decades of abuse from the elements atop Great Blue Hill, our old Aerovane suffered a catastrophic failure, leaving it beyond repair.
It is now time to call on the support of our community and members to raise the funds needed to shore up this gap in our wind records. Please visit the Blue Hill KickStarter page
to read more about our project and to make a donation. Our all-or-nothing fundraiser needs to reach the $8,000 mark, in the next 8 days otherwise we will not receive any money for our project
. Please give today, and your tax-deductible donation will help us ensure the careful measurement of our region's weather and climate for the next 130 years.