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Sir Patrick Moore Dies

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:21 pm    Post subject: Sir Patrick Moore Dies Reply with quote

Astronomer, broadcaster and author Sir Patrick Moore has died at his home at the age of 89.

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

Gaze to the stars and say a little pray. RIP Sir Patrick Moore.
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news and what an inspiration he was to so many budding astronomers. As a child I used to borrow his children's books of space stories from the library and always enjoyed them.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I'm very sad to hear of this news although we all knew it was coming..
Patrick was one of my childhood role models and I have fond memories of late nights reading his books in bed, just before tuning in to Luxembourg and dreaming of becoming an Astronomer.
Patrick was indeed the gateway to other worlds for me and later in life, I loved his eccentric manner... xylophone and all!
I have on my desk right now, my well thumbed "Observer's Book of Astronomy"... a Christmas present from 1964.
God bless Patrick..
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, will miss him so. Someone I have watched and listened to as intently now as I did over 40 years ago.

Must mention that one Saturday lunchtime, maybe in 1972, I took my parents to the Student Union for lunch and we had a brief conversation with Patrick Moore who was there at a table with a young physically handicapped child, he said every time he was in Edinburgh he would take the child out to lunch.
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