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RIP Sir Patrick


russ.will
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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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