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July 22, 2020
MOUNT WASHINGTON OBSERVATORY EXTENDS A THANK YOU TO ALL THAT SUPPORTED THE VIRTUAL SEEK THE PEAK HIKE-A-THON FUNDRAISING EVENT
The non-profit Mount Washington Observatory celebrated its 20th anniversary Seek the Peak(STP) hike-a-thon with over 300 hikers participating virtually around the country raising nearly $110,000 in pledges. The events’ proceeds benefit the Observatory’s summit operations where observers take hourly weather observations 24/7 continuing in 87-plus year data set used in forecasting, education and sc ... Read More


July 21, 2020
MOUNT WASHINGTON OBSERVATORY ANNOUNCES A NEW VIRTUAL YEAR ROUND SCIENCE IN THE MOUNTAINS LECTURE SERIES
The Mount Washington Observatory is pleased to announce the Science in the Mountains (SITM) year-round virtual lecture series. The series will feature weather focused presentations from Observatory staff and other field experts. ... Read More


March 27, 2020
MOUNT WASHINGTON OBSERVATORY OFFERS FREE DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT THE NATION'S VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS
Students and weather enthusiasts can connect live to the highest peak in the Northeastern US, Mount Washington, New Hampshire, as Weather Observers and Education Specialists at MWO present Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/MWObs/) sessions called “Home of the World’s Worst Weather Live.” Programs will be offered weekly on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 11:15 AM EST. ... Read More


February 6, 2020
LIFE ON THE ALPINE TUNDRA EXHIBIT TO BE UNVEILED AT MOUNT WASHINGTON OBSERVATORY’S WEATHER DISCOVERY CENTER OPEN HOUSE & RIBBON CUTTING EVENT
The Mount Washington Observatory will unveil a new special exhibit Discovering Life on the Alpine Tundra in the Weather Discovery Center in downtown North Conway, New Hampshire at an Open House & Ribbon Cutting event taking place on Monday, February 17, 2020. The Open House is a free event taking place from 5:00pm-7:00pm and will feature a special presentation from Weather Observer & Education ... Read More


August 13, 2019
EDC and Mount Washington Observatory Awarded Federal Grant to Promote Data Science Education
EDC and Mount Washington Observatory Awarded Federal Grant ... Read More


May 15, 2019
THE 19TH ANNUAL SEEK THE PEAK HIKE-A-THON SET FOR JULY 19-20, 2019 IN SUPPORT OF MOUNT WASHINGTON OBSERVATORY
THE 19TH ANNUAL SEEK THE PEAK HIKE-A-THON SET FOR JULY 19-20, 2019 ... Read More


February 26, 2019
MOUNT WASHINGTON OBSERVATORY RECORDS A RECORD BREAKING WIND FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY ON MOUNT WASHINGTON TOPPING OUT AT 171 MPH
North Conway, NH - February 26, 2019 – Mount Washington Observatory staff and guests experienced an epic day of wind on the summit on Monday, February 25, 2019. They gathered in the non-profit’s legendary weather room with all eyes pegged to the Hays Chart* eager to see how fast the winds would blow as it topped out at 171 miles per hour at 6:35pm. Taylor Regan, Weather Observer and Research S ... Read More


December 6, 2018
“TALES FROM THE HOME OF THE WORLD’S WORST WEATHER” EXHIBIT UNVEILED AT THE WEATHER DISCOVERY CENTER
The Mount Washington Observatory has recently unveiled an exhibit that was a “long-time” in the making. The new “Tales From the Home of the World’s Worst Weather” exhibit is now available for guests to view. Stop into the Weather Discovery Center in downtown North Conway where you can hear stories, folklore and the grit of the earlier days of the Mount Washington Observatory. ... Read More


January 17, 2017
HOME OF THE WORLDS WORST WEATHER HOSTS ARCTIC WEDNESDAYS FOR EDUCATORS
Mount Washington Observatory announced the start of a new pilot program for educators that it will roll out this winter. Arctic Wednesdays will introduce teachers and ultimately their students to the Arctic landscape of Mount Washington, often dubbed the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather.” ... Read More


August 27, 2016
NEW MUSEUM EXHIBIT "UNLEASHING THE POWER OF THE SUN"
North Conway, NH—June 14, 2016 - The Weather Discovery Center (WDC) located at 2779 White Mountain Highway, North Conway is pleased to announce a new exhibit, Unleashing the Power of the Sun. Similar to other exhibits, this is an interactive exhibit which encourages visitors to shine the sun onto the solar collector located on the roof of a model of the Observatory building. ... Read More


May 20, 2016
SUMMER DAY TRIPS 2016
The nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory has opened up registration for its Summer Day Trips in partnership with the Mount Washington Auto Road. ... Read More


October 13, 2015
New National Weather Service Coop Station in North Conway
The nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory in collaboration with the National Weather Service is pleased to announce the launch of a new weather station (NCON3) in downtown North Conway near the Weather Discovery Center and the John Fuller School Property as part of NWS Cooperative Observer Program. ... Read More


October 6, 2015
Mount Washington Observatory and the NH Department of Environmental Services Team Up to Offer an Electric Vehicle Charging Station in North Conway
The nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory recently participated in a rebate program offered by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and have installed a new electric car charging station at the Weather Discovery Center in North Conway, NH ... Read More


August 20, 2015
Mount Washington Observatory Announces New Partnership with Profile Group
The nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory is pleased to announce a new corporate partnership with Profile Subaru including a Subaru to be utilized by Observatory staff and a VIP Program for members. ... Read More


July 21, 2015
Seek the Peak 2015 Raises Crucial Funds to Support the Work of Mount Washington Observatory
Mount Washington Observatory’s 15th annual Seek the Peak Hike-a-thon fundraiser was held on July 17-18th and brought Observatory supporters and hiking enthusiasts from near and far to the highest and most fabled peak in the Northeast, Mount Washington. With nearly 650 registered participants, Saturday’s hike-a-thon raised over $235,000 before event expenses. ... Read More


October 11, 2012
Mount Washington Observatory on the Forefront of Alternative Science Education
Mount Washington Observatory on the Forefront of Alternative Science Education ... Read More


January 3, 2011
Mount Washington Observatory and Eastern Mountain Sports Forge New Multi-Year Partnership
Mount Washington Observatory and Eastern Mountain Sports Forge New Multi-Year Partnership ... Read More


January 26, 2010
Mount Washington World Record Wind Toppled
Mount Washington World Record Wind Toppled ... Read More


July 28, 2009
Seek The Peak 9 Raises $113,000 For Nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory
Seek The Peak 9 Raises $113,000 For Nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory ... Read More


April 8, 2009
U.S. Congressman Paul Hodes Cuts Ribbon on New Mount Washington Observatory Distance Learning Initiative
U.S. Congressman Paul Hodes Cuts Ribbon on New Mount Washington Observatory Distance Learning Initiative ... Read More


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