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Turn your eyes to the skies this Saturday night

Oak Bay's Cattle Point Star Park is one of the best spots to observe the moon

Saturday is International Observe the Moon Night and Oak Bay’s Cattle Point Urban Star Park will be the centre of it all.

Members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada are hosting a free event from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Stargazers are encouraged to bring binoculars, telescopes or just their eyes, as the stars should be bright enough to see without extra instruments.

Volunteer Bill Smith said the park is one of few in an urban areas where light pollution is minimal, allowing for excellent stargazing on a clear night.

Those with smartphones can download an app from, which will allow people to match up names of the stars and planets, to what they see in the sky.

The event will be cancelled if it is cloudy.