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#1 PhilCo126

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:59 AM

R.I.P. Sir Patrick...

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

http://www.guardian....rick-moore-dies

http://www.astronomy...MooreBooks.html



#2 Tonk

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:15 AM

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 09 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

Wow! He lived long, and made the best of it!

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:34 PM

I sure enjoyed Sky at Night and the CD with the programs.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:35 PM

His last Sky@Night broadcast was only last Monday. He was quite frail and only doing the brief intros and links between the main items

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:46 PM

He was very frail and bad looking the last couple years. He outlived my mom by 2 years, they were the same age.

Sky at Night was my favoriate magazine, it's expensive here in the US and comes to the stores 1 month late!!! But worth it. Since Border's Books went bankrupt I don't have a source close by for the magazine.

America never had a monthly Astronomy television show.

He will be missed.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

You youngsters (<50) cannot imagine how much this man was in our minds and our hearts. He loved astronomy, and we loved him.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:58 PM

This is the end of an age. Who is there to carry the torch? Inspire budding astronomers, young and old, with his personality-rich texts and stories about the legendary figures he knew personally?

This was such a Sir Patrick - when comes another?

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:16 AM

I hope the BBC will continue his world famous " The Sky At Night " tv-program to honor world's best known amateur-astronomer.
There'll be a celebration in March 2013 to commemorate Sir Patrick Moore at the date of what would have been his 90th birthday!

R.I.P. among the stars...

http://www.bis-space...ore-1923-–-2012

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http://www.ras.org.u...ck-moore-192...


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:23 PM

I would love to see a PBS monthly American Sky at Night program. I believe it would be a "smashing success!".

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:33 AM

The Sky At Night tribute compilation: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=58iJnDhDbT4

Jack F.A. Horkheimer is often named the American counterpart of the late Sir Patrick Moore. In 1976 he presented the PBS TV-show named " Horkheimer Stargazer "

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:04 AM

http://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/

It looks like there'll be a Sir Patrick Moore tribute event in March 2013...

My personal Sir Patrick Moore tribute:
http://ruimtelogs.sc...x.php?blogId=14


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:31 AM

Check: http://www.bangunive...irpatrickmoore/






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