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Dark Sky Week

April 5 - April 12
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9:00 am

Migration Bird Walk, Tracy Aviary

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tracy Aviary’s Jordan River Nature Center

Family-friendly fun! Learn about birds, night skies, and migration through interactive exhibits & scientist talks. About this Event Tour the Jordan River Nature Center and surrounding area. Scientists will point out migratory birds and talk about how birds are impacted by light pollution as they travel. Explore outdoor booths and activities by the Clark Planetarium(see […]

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2:00 pm

Astrophotography: Discovering the Night

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us during International Dark Sky Week on Thursday, April 8th at 2:00pm MST for an incredible and nuanced conversation around night sky photography! A panel of four talented astrophotographers will share their unique experiences, perspectives, and expertise. Attend this session if you want to hear stories about National Park Service volunteer work, understand how […]

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7:00 pm

Lights Out Launch: Virtual Paint Along – Tracy Aviary

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Tracy Aviary for a short presentation about Lights Out and our collision survey program followed by a bird migration themed paint along led by our Conservation Outreach Biologist, Frances Ngo. Frances will teach you how to paint this stunning night time portrait of an indigo bunting. Indigo buntings are migratory birds that use the […]

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9:00 pm

Virtual Star Party Using the 32” Willard Eccles Observatory Telescope

April 8 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

As part of International Dark Sky Week 2021, Utah State Parks is partnering with the University of Utah to hold this virtual dark sky event! Even though the U of U’s Willard Eccles Observatory sits atop a mountain nearly 10,000 feet in elevation in rural southwestern Utah, this telescope can explore the skies remotely! We […]

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