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    Just to mark the passing of a hugely influential populiser of astronomy in the UK at age 89 -to the end, he was still hosting 'the sky at night' on the BBC which I've watched every month for almost 50 years.


    An inspiration to many, many people to look up and out at our beautiful universe.

    A fitting tribute would be to observe Kemble's Cascade - an Asterism, best seen only with binoculars , part of Patricks low or no budget approach to astronomy.



    Sir Patrick Moore ...... Bunk up a bit Neil : )


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    Quote Originally Posted by tszy View Post
    Just to mark the passing of a hugely influential populiser of astronomy in the UK at age 89 -to the end, he was still hosting 'the sky at night' on the BBC which I've watched every month.


    An inspiration to many, many people to look up and out at our beautiful universe.
    His obvious knowledge, and enjoyment, of astronomy made him a very effective communicator.


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    RIP Patrick Moore, A legend.
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    Sir Pat gave me the best gift that could ever be possible in this dimension or the the whole pantheon of them!

    He gave me a deep burning and passionate love of science when I was a kid and me Gran would let me stay up especially to see TSAN even on school nights.
    He also gave me a another gift...Classical music.
    The theme near the end of the first movement from Pelléas et Mélisande,' At the Castle Gate' by Sibelius, what inspiration!

    For a stranger to give me two of my greatest and most precious possesions, I think absolutely extarodinary.

    So Patrick, thank you seems so very inadequate, but it is all I have so...

    WASSAIL PAT & FAREWELL!
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    His lectures at Queen Mary were fantastic. He had us all totally entranced, and in awe of his energy.
    I believe in nothing, but trust gravity to hold me down and the electromagnetic force to stop me falling through
    Physics is the search for the best model not the truth, as only mythical beings know that.
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    A very inspirational man, his like may never be seen again.
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    Was only watching the sky at night the other day, then saw his death announced on teletext.
    Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it. - confucius
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    Hate to see him go, having read his books.
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    I met him once and he was very friendly and very excentric.

    All the best people are.
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    Sir Patrick Moore was the presenter of the astronomy program "The Sky At Night" for over 50 years, many of us grew up watching this program and for me it was the first time I'd ever really thought or learned anything about the planets or the solar system. I don't know if they'll continue the program or not, but it won't be the same without him.
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