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#1 Traveler

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:36 AM

Sad news: link

I own lots of good books from Sir Patrick Moore...

May he rest in peace.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:07 AM

All I can manage to say now is what I said on Damian Peach's Facebook posting: "I am in mourning. I never met him, but he was my mentor. Without Patrick there wouldn't have _been_ an amateur astronomy for me."

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:09 AM

I'd just come here to pass on the same sad news.

It was my mother buying me the 1970 edition of Patrick Moore's "The Amatuer Astronomer" that sparked my life long interest in astronomy. I wonder how many of us have had that experience. Professor Brian Cox, Terry Pratchet, and Brian May amongst many are on record as saying the same. There must be a whole generation of professional and amateur astronomers that he kick started. There will be no one like him again - just unique

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:27 AM

It's a sad day indeed. We have all lost a priceless mentor. Patrick rest in peace, you will be missed.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:55 AM

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=58iJnDhDbT4

More appropriate for the Stellar Media forum , check:
http://www.astronomy...MooreBooks.html

Over at the Science! Astronomy & Space Exploration subforum we already started a topic on the late Sir Patrick Moore

http://www.cloudynig...5562104/page...

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:48 AM

This evening BBC 1 around midnight The Sky At Night January 2013

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:47 PM

It was an episode still introduced by the lat Sir Patrick Moore. Topics were "A first telescope" and "exoplanet around Alpha Centauri B"... it ended with a 5 minutes tribute to the world's best known amateur-astronomer Sir Patrick Moore (1923-2012)...






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