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Mount Washington Observatory

Nonprofit research & educational institution with a mission to advance understanding of Earth's weather and atmosphere.

Founded in 1932, the Observatory operates the famous weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, taking hourly weather observations and maintaining one of North America's longest continuous climate records.

Given its unique location in one of Earth's most extreme environments, the Observatory utilizes its natural laboratory as a benchmark research station, collaborating with universities, government agencies, and private companies on many types of severe weather research and testing.

The Observatory has also emerged as a world resource for weather and climate education, operating classroom and distance learning programs, educational trips to its mountaintop weather station, and two unique museums: The Weather Discovery Center in North Conway, NH, and the Mount Washington Museum on the summit of Mount Washington.

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