I'm so proud to finally share this news! (I'm about 40 minutes early, but you've been waiting so patiently... minus Brad...)
Tomorrow, January 15, is the day when the February edition of National Geographic is released... and in its pages is a 12-page feature article about Mount Washington and the work of the Mount Washington Observatory.
This article was two years in the making. Several members of the Observatory crew are in the photos, both in the print and web versions of the story. Nearly 8,000,000 National Geographic readers around the world will learn about this incredible place, and get a glimpse of what it's like to live and work at the Home of the World's Worst Weather.
Once it goes live tomorrow morning, check it out-- especially the photos! One shot of observer Mike Finnegan is the most spectacular Obs "action photo" I've ever seen. Another is of the summit at night and it looks like another planet. Photojournalist Jose Azel did a fantastic job capturing the essence of winter on the mountain.
The magazine arrives in homes beginning tomorrow and on newsstands on January 27.
We will be changing the website a bit to leverage this tremendous opportunity for the Obs. You'll see the magazine cover at the top of every page of the Obs website, with a link to the "story behind the story." From there, you will be able to navigate to the article on the National Geographic site. We've upgraded our web servers so that we will be able to handle the expected spike in traffic. We will also be doing our best to invite as many people as possible to join our email list, get to know our organization and ultimately become supporters of the Observatory. The website changes will kick in tomorrow around 7 AM.
You are all so passionate about the mountain and the Observatory... I hope that you are as excited and proud as I am!
Check out the article on the National Geographic website, beginning tomorrow... Enjoy!
MWO Executive Director