On October 15, 1932 our founding Observers, Joseph Dodge, Robert Monahan, Salvatore Pagliuca and Alexander McKenzie awoke atop Mount Washington for their first shift. It was a mutual love and respect for Mount Washington, mountain meteorology, and scientific investigations that brought these men together. The dream of the Mount Washington Observatory was realized.
Eighty-three years later, that dream stands tall at 6,288 feet.
Acknowledging where we came from and sharing the same passion for this mountain and the science that runs deep in our roots is what got us here and what will lead to our success in the future. Science and education are in our DNA, and I have begun the process of bringing both enterprises back to the forefront of our operations with the following initiatives:
- Reorganization of summit operations to allow for more scientific research and product testing.
- A cooperative project with General Electric and UMass Lowell to redesign and manufacture a state-of-the-art pitot system for our wind observations - the first upgrade to this system since the early 1940’s.
- Educational programming to establish ourselves as the “go-to” source for climate science and directed STEM education in northern New England.
- Hosting a Climate Science Colloquium in 2017 that will bring together scientists and educators to consider new avenues for research and education.
Your support will help us maintain and strengthen our position of scientific and educational authority.
Be a part of the legacy and please consider making a tax-deductible gift to our year-end campaign.
Thank you for your commitment to our cause and believing in our work.
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Abby Blackburn, Membership and Donor Relations Manager
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