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Birds & Brews & the Bortle Scale!


Join us for a evening under the starry sky at Birds & Brews & the Bortle Scale! 

Guests will enjoy live music from Doc Young, beer from Fisher Beer, cider from Mountain West Hard Cider & snacks before a talk from The Salt Lake City Chapter of the International Dark Sky Association (Dark Sky SLC) and the moonwatch with Tracy Aviary's Conservation Program! The Hex Press, a local printmaker, will be live printing Dark Sky SLC designs on shirts. All proceeds from the shirts will go back to the Dark Sky SLC, so make sure to buy some cool merch and support the cause! University of Utah South Physics Observatory will also be at the event with telescopes teaching guests all about the moon. 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!  

When: Thursday, October 5th 7pm-11pm

Where: The Bird Feeder, Tracy Aviary's brand new cafe! 

What: Count nighttime migrating birds as they fly past the face of the moon and learn about the importance of dark skies all while enjoying live music, snacks & drinks! 

Who: Anyone 21+ interested in birds and the night sky

Wear: Warm layers and bring your headlamps and flashlights

How much? $20 per person. Ticket gets you four drink tickets and food is available for purchase! 




Oct 05, 2017


7:00 PM - 11:00 PM


At Tracy Aviary