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RIP Sir Patrick

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One of the few I look upto, he lived for astronomy and inspired a lot of people to look to the heavens, a sad day for this world. RIP

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There are truly very few people who have made nearly as much impact on the people of this planet as Sir Patrick Moore did. He will be sadly missed.

I'm going to do the complete Moore marathon as a kind of tribute. Who's with me?

We should definitely name something up there after him. Perhaps a 'Moore's Monacle' nebula or asterism.

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Just heard the news a terrible loss to world of astronomy. An inspiration to many of us to look up at the night sky.

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"Until next time....Goodnight" ...*wipes a tear*...Goodnight sir Patrick...Goodnight x

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rip sir patrick...will be sadly missed,an insperation to all stargazers..

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RIP. I was just saying to my wife this morning that on the skyatnight I watched last night that he seemed very frail and then 3-4 hrs later I hear the news.

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A true great mind if our time. So much great work left as a legacy. RIP Sir Patrick :(

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There will be a very bright star in the heavens tonight.

RIP Sir.

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Just seen the news I guess we all new this day would come but its still a shock I can remember sitting watching a black and white tv of the first moon landing when I was about 13 and Patrick's amazing enthusiasm, I think it was at that point that I started to take an interest in Astronomy and I loved watching the sky at night and I count myself one of the lucky ones to have met him not once but twice at his house down in Selsy in the last year and the amazing stories he told us and having the chance to look through his scopes will always stay with me.

R.I.P Patrick a legend gone but will never be forgotten

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Rest in peace Sir Patrick, your contribution to astronomy is un-measurable. What a legend.

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Not just a giant of Astronomy, but also of the Xylophone and Humour. I still have all the Patrick Moore books I bought as a kid, including his Moon Flight Atlas.

I think NASA also owe him a great debt of gratitude for his outstanding work on mapping the Moon, as do we all in the way that he championed amateur astronomy. It still astounds me when his notebooks are presented on the TV as I know that I would not have the patience or the abilities that he showed through his observational prowess.

I also still remember him playing the Xylophone and dancing on some TV show ( can't remember if it was Parkinson or The Morecombe and Wise Show ) and could never quite get that out of my mind whenever I saw him. He was so much larger than just a presenter of an Astronomy programme and will be greatly missed by many; even those who did not follow S@N.

All the best Sir Patrick.

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So sad I bought the sky at magazine twice and enjoyed them, have a documentary about the eclipse with him in it but never watched it, I wanted to watch the sky at night last time it was on, Wish I had now... :(

R.I.P

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Im am totally devastated by the news, he was my inspiration when i was only 6 or 7 years old, i read his books from cover to cover, Its because of Patrick that im still enjoying my hobby today.

he will be sadly missed, and as someone else has said, We have a new star in the Sky

Paul j

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Terrible news to hear :(

Huge respects to him for his achievements, as said on here already, a true legend.

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