Blue Hill Observatory's reopening is upon us, and all of us at the Observatory are delighted to invite you to a celebration like no other.

Please join us for "An Evening Among the Stars" a special event atop Great Blue Hill, Friday July 14th 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Here's what is in store for you:
  • Leisurely tour the Observatory, where you may visit our historic room showcasing our newly bound climate record books, spend time on our rooftop and explore the new "Mish Michaels Hall for Scientific Discovery."

  • Relax outside enjoying speciality beverages and hors d'oeuvres while soaking up a stunning panoramic view of Greater Boston with jazz music filling the air.

  • Under a beautiful tent you will be served a four course catered dinner with a choice of two savory entrees, slow cooked salmon with potato puree, julienne vegetables in a basil vinaigrette or braised short ribs, onions soubise and root vegetables in a red wine jus.

  • For your pleasure, with the purpose to bring funds to the Observatory, we also have a silent auction with attractive items that we know you will enjoy.
  • Our brief program will include special guest, Jim Cantore, meteorologist extraordinaire for The Weather Channel who is frequently reporting from the frontline of extreme weather events. Joining Jim, will be budding climate scientist Mari Jackson who heard her professional calling through engagements at the Observatory beginning in the fifth grade.
Jim Cantore, Meteorologist, The Weather Channel
Mari Jackson, Environmental Science Major at American College, D.C.
  • Jazz lovers take note. Throughout the evening you will be treated to the musicianship of Greg Abate, New England saxophonist, flutist and composer along with his quartet made up of piano, bass and drums. Greg has had an extraordinarily diversified International career that includes playing lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra in the 70's and tenor sax for the revived Artie Shaw Orchestra. He has recorded or performed with other jazz greats, including Phil Woods, Kenny Barron, Claudio Roditi, Red Rodney, Ben Riley, George Mraz, Rufus Reid, James Williams and many more.
Greg Abate, International Jazz Musician
We are deeply proud the Observatory has been preserved and protected
for future generations to enjoy and we are look forward to sharing our newly renovated weather observation station with a community that shares our passion for history, science and STEM education.

Please celebrate us, learn from us, and support us by registering here:

"An Evening Among The Stars" Event details
  • Date: Friday, July 14, 2023
  • Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Location: Festive tent located adjacent to Blue Hill Observatory— Shuttle provided from Trailside Museum Parking Lot
  • Event Emcee: Christine Caswell, Blue Hill Observatory Board Member and Professor of Communications at Boston College with an extensive background in broadcast journalism
  • Special Guests: Jim Cantore, Meteorologist the National Weather Channel and Student, Mari Jackson
  • Refreshments: Sit-down Dinner and Specialty Beverages
  • Ticket Prices—$150 early bird thru July 1st, $175 thru July 14th, and $200 at the door
  • Attire: Dress to Impress

Sincerely yours,
Charles Orloff
Other Grand Reopening Events Include:

Activity: "Southern New England Weather Conference" 1/2 Day Conference with Breakfast.
Our line-up of presenters includes:
  • Hayden Frank, Senior Forecast at NWS Norton (Presentation on the Northeast Tornado Outbreak of November 13, 2021)
  • Michael Fries, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at NWS Buffalo (Presentation on the record breaking lake-effect snow this winter)
  • Rebecca Haney, Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management (Presentation on Coastal Erosion)
  • NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS): Status Update and Vision for the Future (Presentation by Ken Harding, Chief Operating Officer)
  • Date: Saturday, July 15, 2023
  • Time: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
  • Location: MEDITECH 7 Blue Hill River Road Canton, MA 02021 (next door to the Observatory)
  • Refreshments: Breakfast buffet
  • Sign Up Required—Yes
  • Ticket Price: $30
  • Attire: Casual

Southern New England Weather Conference Register Here—

Tour plus Lunch at Blue Hill Observatory
The Greater Boston Community is invited to a special tour of the Observatory along with a special lunch outside top Great Blue Hill showcasing a gorgeous panoramic view of Greater Boston. Tickets are $30.
  • Date: Saturday, July 15, 2023
  • Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Location: Blue Hill Observatory— Shuttle provided from Trailside Museum Parking Lot
  • Refreshments: Lunch & Beverages
  • Ticket Price—$30
  • Attire: Casual

Tour of the Observatory and Lunch Registration here—

Activity: "Sunday Fun Day" plus "Open House and Tours" will offer tours of the Observatory, plus experiential learning activities outdoors for adults and children.
  • Date: Sunday, July 16, 2023
  • Time: 9:30 am-4pm
  •  Location: Blue Hill ObservatoryShuttle provided from Trailside Museum Parking Lot or individuals by hike
  • Sign-up Required for Tours—Yes
  • Sign-up is Required for Outdoor Activities—No
  • Refreshments: Food trucks all day
  • Ticket: No charge
  • Attire: Casual

Tour Registration
9:30 am to 12:30 am here—
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm here—