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Dear all I wanted to drop in and say thank you on behalf of the Sky at Night team for all these tributes to our friend Patrick. I know he would have enjoyed reading them himself (while denying, of cou

we all looked up and smiled in awe some just listened, with fallen jaw For fifty years he conveyed his way that is until this final day. we've all strode out minds truly fired knowing well we've been

Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light. I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night The Old Astronomer To His Pupil Sarah Williams

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A unique individual and he will be sorely missed by myself and many others :sad:

I'll be winking twice at the moon next time I see it - once for Neil Armstrong and once for Sir Patrick for whom the study of the moon was a passion.

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God bless, Sir Patrick, you were a great inspiration to me and so many others, giving me a lifelong interest in astronomy.

How many others could say that they had such an interesting, productive time on this planet?

You were from an older and far better Britain.

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Very,very sad news-like losing a relative or a very old friend. Somewhere,I have a postcard, from c 1974,from Sir Patrick welcoming me to the B.A.A., with the words "May we meet ere long." Sadly,this was not to be. An astronomical guru. Don't under-estimate his great sense of humour.I have his book 'Can you speak Venusian?' A very funny ,book about alternative beliefs (flat earth society,Aetherius,etc) that never ridicules or belittles these alternative thinkers.I doubt that it's still in print.Going to order the autobiography now.

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