Trick-or-Treat and Telescopes

DPS is continuing its Trick-or-Treat and Telescopes Program. Put out your telescopes during trick-or-treat time on Halloween, in your own lawn or in a neighbor’s lawn (with permission) with better viewing (or more traffic). There is good viewing this year: a crescent setting Moon with Jupiter right next door and Saturn nearby. The following websites give advice and connections to resources. If you have any pictures of your event, please send them to bonnie.buratti(at)




I received this wonderful note from Jane Bergstralh, the late Jay Bergstralh’s wife:

“Jay used to set up his telescope, don his tall pointed hat and cape, and let the neighborhood children each have a turn.  They loved it, and it became a very popular Halloween tradition.  A better treat than mere candy.”