On halloween I set up the telescope on the lawn and let people look through the scope at moon, planets, or star. I hand out candy from there. This keeps our dogs from going nuts ever time the doorbell rings and gives the parents a treat too.
#1: Heather (heatherkewl) on Oct 21, 2011
fun idea!#2: Aldege Cholette (aldege) on Oct 21, 2011
Cool idea Brian.#3: Teresa K (fasstar) on Oct 22, 2011
Wow! That is so cool. I love the puzzle too, it is so well designed and was fun to solve. 5 points from me.#4: Lilly Johns (LJohns315) on Oct 22, 2011
Nice one, Brian.#5: Brian Bellis (mootpoint) on Oct 22, 2011
Thanks. I forgot to draw the bowl of candy. It is out of the frame.#6: Levi Ross (rhodyboy888) on Oct 22, 2011
Nice puzzle. Nice idea too.#7: Brian Bellis (mootpoint) on Oct 23, 2011
Thanks. I've been doing it for a few years now and I have a following. "What are we looking at this year?"#8: Carol Brand (KarylAnn) on Oct 23, 2011 [SPOILER]
Wonderful...get to have fun, get candy and learn a little something too!#9: Brian Bellis (mootpoint) on Oct 23, 2011 [SPOILER]
No one is ever unimpressed seeing Jupiter or Saturn through a big telescope for the first time.#10: larrry grizzard (gizzard) on Oct 24, 2011
That is such a cool idea! and a good puz, too.#11: Brian Bellis (mootpoint) on Oct 24, 2011 [SPOILER]
Thanks. Now, where can I get an astronomers costume? The one with the hat that has stars and moons on it.#12: Kristen Coolman (kristen) on Oct 25, 2011 [SPOILER]
You could just get a long fake beard and say you're Galileo! Seems he wore black, with a white collar.#13: Brian Bellis (mootpoint) on Oct 25, 2011
I already have the beard but it isn't long like Galileo's.#14: C. McGurk (ohpamaca) on Nov 28, 2011
My husband has been setting up his telescope on Halloween for a number of years. He was accused of pasting a picture of Saturn on the telescope lens because the person could not believe he could see Saturn so well. Great picture!#15: Brian Bellis (mootpoint) on Nov 29, 2011
Happens to me all the time.#16: BlackCat (BlackCat) on Mar 12, 2018
Great idea. I could not figure out the image until I read the story and then I was very impressed with how much detail you got into such a small puzzle.#17: BlackCat (BlackCat) on Mar 12, 2018
Great idea. I could not figure out the image until I read the story and then I was very impressed with how much detail you got into such a small puzzle.#18: John Macdonald (perlwolf) on Mar 12, 2018
Misreading can be fun. I first read the description's last sentence as ending with "... and gives the planets a treat too." Yep, those planets were feeling neglected. :-)#19: Kristen Coolman (kristen) on Mar 12, 2018
You just can't see their tears, because they're so far away.#20: Gaynor Sorrell (gesorrell) on Mar 12, 2018
At least on Halloween, Pluto gets to be a full-size planet.
Great idea for trick-or-treaters; I shall have to try it this year. Of course, I'll have to buy a telescope first.
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