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Paul Bastow loved the stars so much he built his own telescope by hand 78 years ago. He donated the telescope to the Payson High School science program in hopes of inspiring another generation.

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Man’s lifelong romance with the stars never grows old

Payson stargazer donates ‘scope’ to PUSD 78 years after he built it

He’s gazed at the stars and dreamed of other worlds through his beloved, hand-crafted telescope for nearly 80 years. But last week, Paul Bastow handed his pride and joy over to the next generation.


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