A message from the Director

2006-12-23 13:09:54.000 – Scot Henley,  Executive Director

Sunrise yesterday

One of the greatest things about the holiday season is that we all have achance to pause and reflect on the year. Personally and professionally, ithas been an exciting, fulfilling, incredible year-I have a lot to bethankful for.

Personally, I have a dad who beat cancer this year. My wife and I have twobeautiful little boys who seem to grow and get into more and more mischiefevery day (especially my 9-month old!). I am so fortunate to be living andworking in one of the most beautiful places in the country.

Professionally, I am a very lucky guy. I am surrounded by passionate,brilliant people here at the Observatory, working so hard to continue the75-year legacy of the Mount Washington Observatory. It is a joy to come towork every day. Our volunteers, including the small army that gathers eachmonth to help with mailings and the adventurous individuals who live andwork with our observers on the summit-without their work, we wouldn’t beable to do what we do. Thanks to all of you.

We are all so thankful to have the financial support of nearly 4,000 peoplefrom 45 states and 5 foreign countries. You are the fuel that keeps thisengine running. If you aren’t yet a member of the Observatory, pleaseconsider joining in 2007 to help support this website and all that we do inweather observation, research and education.

From all of us at the Mount Washington Observatory, on the mountain and inthe valley below, we wish you a Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and a happy,healthy 2007.

All the best,


Scot Henley,  Executive Director

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