The final House budget that passed on Wednesday, April 27 regrettably failed to include any funding for Blue Hill Observatory. Last year the House overwhelmingly supported a $100,000 earmark for "Educational Programs & Operational Support". While this is a major setback for the Observatory all is not lost. We are "On to the Senate" and we need your help NOW.
We are asking YOU, our loyal supporters, to email and/or call Senate President Rosenberg, Senate Ways & Means Chair Karen Spilka and your local Senator and ask them to support the $100,000 earmark amendment for Blue Hill Observatory that will be sponsored by several Senators in the next two weeks. If this passes the Senate, the Bill will go to the Joint Conference Committee where it can be included in the final budget. Two years ago this effort was successful thanks to loyal supporters like YOU.
Phone Number for Senator Rosenberg - 617-722-1500
Phone Number for Senator Spilka - 617-722-1640
If you have any questions please call Charles Orloff at 508.776.1879