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EGeezer
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[News] Sir Patrick Moore dies, aged 89

Sir Patrick was well known even over here in the US.

... it was his wish to spend his last days in his own home, Farthings, where he today passed on, in the company of close friends and carers and his cat Ptolemy,” ... His trademark monocle, unique delivery and occasional performances on the xylophone made him a familiar target for satirists and impressionists, but his scientific credentials were never in doubt. ...

»www.telegraph.co.uk/science/scie···-89.html

The photo with Ptolemy is priceless..
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Soho97UK
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I didn't realise Patrick was familiar to people in the US, have episodes of The Sky at Night ever been broadcast there EGeezer?

Amazing to think he had been broadcasting The Sky at Night continuously for 55 years, inspiring countless numbers of people with his enthusiasm for astronomy.

I really hope the BBC don't start interfering with the programme in an attempt to make it trendy or dumb it down, but I'm not optimistic.



EGeezer
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His show didn't broadcast here, but his books are popular with amateur astronomers and the star guide is quite nice. I have to go through a proxy to get BBC broadcasts over the 'net...
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