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russ.will

RIP Sir Patrick

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Great to see such admiration across media and social media especially. Just read that he missed only a single show since inception in 1957, due to food poisoning. A great measure of the passion and dedication he had for teaching us all so much about what he loved so much. Long live the legacy of Sir Patrick.

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Rest now Patrick, thank you so much for being yourself and showing us all that you did XXX.

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RIP Patrick. If it wasn't for him, I'd never have found this fantastic hobby. 'Thank you for so much, Sir!'

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R.I.P Sir Patrick Moore

he is resting amongst the stars.

You will always be missed and you will still go on inspiring people

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There was a nice tribute just on the news by Prof Gary Hunt, who worked on the show with Sir Patrick for a number of years. He said a colleague of his said that Sir Patrick had contributed more to astronomy than all of the astronomer royals put together, praise indeed.

andrew

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RIP Patrick, you were an inspiration to me and thousands of others, you will be sadly missed but never forgotten.

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How fitting that we have a lovely clear starry sky over us tonight. My scope is out and I'm enjoying it, but also thinking about the man who goy me interested in astronomy in the first place. RIP Patrick, you will be sorely missed.

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Just read through the 17 pages posted since lunchtime today - that shows just what a massive influence this man was. Truly his influence will carry on in astronomy forever. Just off out to look at the stars with that whisky in hand...

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Gutted......RIP Sir Patrick.

He will be missed by millions.

D.C

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A great inspriation and a great contribution to mankind sadly missed.....

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RIP, Sir Patrick.

Even growing up in the wilds of Michigan I was able to get his books at the school library, and I didn't know he was English at that time. Those books helped to inspire my love of astronomy.

Dana

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RIP SIr Patrick,

The sky at night wont be the same without you :(

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very sad news and will be greatly missed, REST IN PEACE BIG MAN

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Very sad news. The world has lost a great character.

RIP Patrick

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Just watched his last episode of Sky at Night - what an amazing legacy to leave behind. I never met him - more's the pity - but it is simply stunning that so many people interested in astronomy did and that he answered so many letters and gave so generously of his time.

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Very sad indeed. All I can say is that his name and legacy went also outside UK . Descansé en paz. RIP

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As others have already said, this is a sad day. RIP Sir Patrick, you will be missed.

Tom

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R.I.P. Sir Patrick Moore, you opened the eyes of so many to the sky above.

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