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#1 sg6

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:28 AM

To any Brits over in the states that started their interest in astronomy as many of us here did and followed his programmes Sir Patrick died earlier today.

Apologies if this is the incorrect area could not see anywhere more appropriate.

#2 astro_baby

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:35 AM

A great loss to popular astronomy, he will be sadly missed by many.

An inspiration to so many of us he was hugely respected and admired. I had the privelege of meeting him twice, he was a true gentleman of the old school, generous and willing to talk astronomy to anyone be they expert or rank novice.

God bless Patrick and may angels speed your journey.

#3 City Kid

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:36 AM

Sad news indeed.

#4 steveward53

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:38 AM

A Very sad day , may he rest in peace amongst the stars he loved so much.

An inspiration to millions of us and the man who planted the seeds that got me into the wonderful world of astronomy all those years ago.

Irreplaceable.

#5 Masvingo

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:52 AM

One of the Giants! A sad day.

RIP Sir Patrick.

#6 Dixie

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:09 AM

A huge loss - a remarkable life and even more remarkable influence on stargazers over many decades.

#7 kfiscus

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:11 AM

+1

#8 rmollise

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:30 AM

To say I am devastated and in mourning is an understatement. I think that without Patrick there would have been no astronomy for me. :(

#9 droid

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:09 AM

Im not a Brit....but growing up my local farm community library had a few of his books, he was a huge influence on me.
His passing saddens me.

#10 csa/montana

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:12 AM

His passing is indeed a huge loss to the astronomy community! He has given so much to all of us, he will be missed.

RIP Sir Patrick.

#11 jgraham

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:25 AM

Oh no, I'll dearly miss him. My first "real" astronomy book was "A Picture History of Astronomy". I still have it, though it is thoroughly worn out.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:26 AM

No mater how you feel about Sir Patric Caldwell Moore, we all must say that a great voice for amateur astronomy has passed. I have many of Sir Patricks books on my shelf and will miss his influence. God speed Sir Patrick, we will miss you.

#13 Meep_Esq

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:18 PM

Heard this on the radio this morning. Sad indeed. One of my first ever books was a pocket observers guide written in his unique pithy style. I can also remember picking up a second hand copy of his book "The Amateur Astronomer" and finding that someone had pressed cornflowers in it! I can trace my love of visual observation to reading about his experiences.

#14 Bill Weir

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:35 PM

It is truely sad for all those who found him a big part of their interest in astronomy. What I find fitting though is that seeing as he was an avid observer of the Moon he died as we head into the very thin phase of a waning Moon. To me that seems appropriate.

Bill

#15 nightfisher

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:11 PM

R.I.P sir patrick, a sad loss, but a man who lived a very full life, god bless you sir

#16 ukcanuck

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

Right now, the BBC weather forecast shows a little moon to signify clear skies over London tonight.

Seems appropriate. :rainbow:

#17 JayinUT

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:16 PM

May his memory continue to inspire others to search the heavens.

#18 Meadeball

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:52 AM

I trace my my four decades of interest in this hobby, dozens of books and telescopes, and countless hours of enjoyment at the eyepiece to an unassuming little pocket-sized book I purchased at my 4th-grade book fair.

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Thank you, Sir Patrick Moore.

#19 CounterWeight

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:24 AM

Sad news, what a great legacy to our amature community he leaves behind - has been a member of my bookshelf and coffee table crowd for ages it seems.

#20 Ed Holland

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:14 PM

Truly the end of an era. Sir Patrick Moore will be much missed and remembered fondly by many, many people.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:37 PM

Rest in peace, Sir Patrick. Your contributions have made a positive impact on many.

#22 hm insulators

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:01 PM

A major loss indeed to astronomy, as I mentioned in an earlier thread about Sir Patrick. Ironically, he might have died at the same time I was at a small star party in Wickenburg, Arizona (because of the time difference).

#23 Rich (RLTYS)

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:34 AM

We have all lost a great mentor. :(

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