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Message 1313026 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 13:32:14 UTC
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RIP Sir Patrick Moore

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20657939

An inspiration to many
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Message 1313030 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 13:37:45 UTC

Oh gosh this is very sad news. The man was a veritable legend in his own lifetime

Sir Patrick presented the BBC programme The Sky At Night for over 40 years, making him the longest-running host of the same television show ever.


And his lovely catchphrase, "The truth is, we just don't know!"

RIP Patrick, you made astronomy understandable to the man in the street, in a delightful way.

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Message 1313031 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 13:37:53 UTC

"Patrick is irreplaceable. There will never be another Patrick Moore. But we were lucky enough to get one."

Quote from that link says it all......

He's probably already debating with Carl Sagan :)

We'll never see his like again.

R.I.P. Sir Patrick.
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Message 1313064 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 14:27:25 UTC

The number of stars, galaxies and astronomicle occurencies Sir Patrick Moore explained, theoried and for some others encouraged the philosophy of perhaps would not be ever matched, a fair innings Sir Patrick, unjustly many star travellers will graciously be remembering the style of explanative brought among our species.


God bless, good luck...


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Message 1313088 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 14:57:19 UTC - in response to Message 1313064.

He was a truly great man. An amateur in the very best sense of the word. He inspired so many by his knowledge, his willingness to seek out that which he did not know and his pure and sincere enthusiasm for astronomy in all its myriad forms.
His politics were eccentric to say the least but that can be said of many of us!
Sir Patrick Moore cannot simply be replaced. His successors on The Sky at Night can but add to his heritage.
I saw his first programme, I saw his last.
I am deeply saddened and deeply grateful.
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Message 1313124 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 15:47:38 UTC

I once had the pleasure of meeting him. How humble, and how knowledgeable. Missed and celebrated.
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Message 1313133 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 16:07:56 UTC

R.I.P.

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Message 1313218 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 19:03:21 UTC

RIP Sir Moore
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Message 1313239 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 19:51:13 UTC

Some lovely heartfelt tributes to Sir Patrick are being made.

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Message 1313248 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 20:01:19 UTC

Seems like he was a most wonderful man indeed.

Rest in peace, Sir Patrick.
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Message 1313254 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 20:13:25 UTC

A very sad day. Sir Patrick was a great communicator and astronomer. I remember watching "The Sky at Night" in the late 60s.

I saw him at the European Astrofest in London a few years ago. He held an audience of about 2000 spellbound for over an hour. There was a very warm, affectionate feeling in the Hall that day as we had all been brought up watching him and loving his programmes.

It is the end of an era and he will be much missed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20657939

The BBC News story is at the URL above.

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Message 1313296 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 21:57:43 UTC
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I wonder if Seti@Home might like to make an official comment, that would be very nice. Although the first link is to the Institute, not here.

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Message 1313307 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 22:17:46 UTC

RIP Sir Patrick.
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Message 1313330 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 22:53:28 UTC
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I was saddened to hear of Sir Patric Moore's death, but he had a good innings at 89.

A large chunk of which was spent on his 55 years hosting The Sky at Night.

I used to dip into his programme occasionally over the years ...

R.I.P you will be missed.
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Message 1313337 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 23:00:33 UTC

Brian May the Queen guitarist has given a nice tribute.

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Message 1313441 - Posted: 10 Dec 2012, 6:55:39 UTC

RIP Sir Patrick Moore - did so much to bring the wonders of the universe to the UKs TV audiences.
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Message 1313539 - Posted: 10 Dec 2012, 15:13:06 UTC

RIP Sir Patrick Moore.

Ive never had the pleasure of seeing his show.
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Message 1313574 - Posted: 10 Dec 2012, 16:47:10 UTC - in response to Message 1313539.
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RIP Sir Patrick Moore.

Ive never had the pleasure of seeing his show.




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Message 1313622 - Posted: 10 Dec 2012, 18:26:56 UTC

Brilliant find John, well done!

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Message 1314004 - Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 16:19:55 UTC

Thank you John, What a fantastic show. I can only wish that BBC America will start showing them Right from the first show.
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