Time for some star gazing

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If you’ve ever wanted an up close look at the moon and the stars, Saturday may be your night.

The Petrolia Optimists are sponsoring Stargazing at the Discovery. Starting at 7:30 there will be a family friendly movie and following that the Royal Astronomical Society will be present with telescopes for stargazing.

Optimist spokesman Ted Gravelle says on a clear night, the telescopes can capture far more than the eye can see.

“It’s amazing,” he says. “A couple of years ago we had a clear night and some of the stars I saw – I didn’t realize they looked like that.

“One year it was cloudy most of the night and we only saw the moon – but you saw all the craters of the moon and that was amazing.”

Gravelle says the forecast calls for clear skies so it should be a good night Saturday for star gazing.