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      October 5, 2017

      Thursday   7:00 PM

      589 East 1300 South
      Salt Lake City, Utah 84105

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      Birds & Brews & the Bortle Scale!

      Count nighttime migrating birds as they fly past the face of the moon and learn from Dark Sky SLC about the importance of dark skies in our city!  Before the moonwatch begins, guests will enjoy live music from Doc Young, beer from Fisher Beer & snacks at The Bird Feeder, Tracy Aviary's brand new cafe! University of Utah South Physics Observatory will be at the event with some of their telescopes teaching guests all about the moon! Jess Dwyer, Chapter Leader of Dark Sky SLC, will speak about the importance of preserving Utah's dark, starry skies. The Hex Press, a local printmaker, will also be at the event live printing Dark Sky SLC designs on shirts. All proceeds will go back to Dark Sky SLC, so make sure to buy some cool merch and support the cause! The Consortium for Dark Skies Studies will be collecting stories from our guests about their experiences with dark skies, so start thinking of your own to share! This event is 21+, and tickets are $20 per person. Ticket gets you four drink tickets and food is available for purchase!  Approximately two-thirds of all migratory bird species migrate at night, making them hard to observe and difficult for scientists to study. However, once every month during the migration season, the full moon provides a brief opportunity to view these birds as they fly through the area. During a migration moonwatch, participants take turns watching the full moon through spotting scopes and telescopes. They count the silhouettes of birds as they are briefly visible in the moments they fly past the moon’s face, and take note of the number, size, and direction that the birds fly. Participants get a chance to witness this rarely observable occurrence while gathering important information about the timing, quantity, and flight path of these birds through the area. 

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