RIP....Sir Patrick Moore

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RIP....Sir Patrick Moore

Post by Sputryk » Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:47 pm

'Tis a sad, sad day in the land of the stars. The mighty, marvellous and inspirational Sir Patrick Moore has passed away peacefully. There are stars in the heavens being born, and Sir Patrick has now made his own appearance in the land he loved best. No doubt, the Astronomical Community will push for a star to be officially named after him - hear, hear! - and a special documentary about one of Britain's, nay the world's, greatest characters.

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

Haven't watched The Sky At Night as often as I would have liked, and it now will not be quite the same. Wonder, though, if anyone anywhere will better is 55 YEARS of presenting a regular tv program.

RIP, Sir Patrick.

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Post by Sputryk » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:01 pm

Didn't twig the other threads' title until after posting my own. Have entered there, too.

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Post by gman72 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:45 am

Very sadly missed.
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Post by Katzkatz » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:52 am

RIP Sir Patrick. But may the stargazing continue.

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Post by DPrinny » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:54 am

Hes worth two threads

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Post by the_hawk » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:38 am

One for his contribution to Astronomy, and one for his ability to get you past some tricky end of level bad guys.
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Post by boggyb68 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:44 am

RIP Sir Patrick, loved watching The Sky At Night... he inspired me to really get interested in astronomy... :(

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Post by merman » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:14 pm

So sad, incredible to think he presented The Sky At Night for 50 years continuously. And so many great scientific moments will forever be linked to him. Rest in peace.
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Re: RIP....Sir Patrick Moore

Post by GunstarHero » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:18 am

Its sad that he's dead and all but the guy was a bit of a racist with some dodgy views.

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Post by merman » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:22 am

Don't speak ill of the dead. Whatever political views he may have held was far outweighed by the good he did for science.
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Post by DPrinny » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:27 am

GunstarHero wrote:Its sad that he's dead and all but the guy was a bit of a racist with some dodgy views.
At least he isnt an alleged kiddyfiddler.
He was around during the war so his views are bound to be a bit anti German

How meany people can say they have had one of the longest running TV programs?

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Re: RIP....Sir Patrick Moore

Post by DPrinny » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:15 am

Tribute program to him on at 2230 tonight on BBC1

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