Sir Patrick Moore - RIP

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PostPosted: December 9, 2012 6:08 PM 

Sir Patrick Moore, astronomer and broadcaster, dies aged 89


He will be missed.


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PostPosted: December 10, 2012 6:20 AM 

Hort those wonderful pictures you did for him will hang at his house Farthings in Selsea forever as it will become a Trust and a those telescopes will remain in use. I was so lucky to have been invited down there so often and to have enjoyed sitting and chatting about all sorts of things with him over the hours. His hospitality was second to none and would say if you have not got a drink it's your own fault! When it was time to go it would always be one last one for the road which lasted for several more hours. His telescope is superb one of the best I have used but being in a wheel chair he could no longer use it which was very frustrating for him. Patrick was one hell of a character and always said he had lived a wonderful life and had no regrets now he can take his place among the Stars.


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PostPosted: December 21, 2012 9:35 AM 

Sir Patrick was cremated yesterday in what was a very intimate and private ceremony as were his wishes, in March next year there will be a memorial day on what we be his 90th Birthday which no doubt will be attended in great numbers. Dr Brian May posted this:


Jane Fletcher who was Producer for The Sky at night wrote this article:

This sums it all up perfectly this is what it was like at Farthings during filming, Jane being Scottish always brought a good Malt Whisky along as we all had a night cap with Patrick before staggering to bed.
As I say I was very lucky and honoured to be invited along so many times, asked to stay over, to use that fantastic telescope but most of all to have known the man himself who was always fun to be with. All of us are sad about losing him but none of us will last forever as we have found here at MRB as the years have gone by we have lost a few along the way.


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PostPosted: December 21, 2012 10:03 AM 


Thank you for your 2 above. Wish I went to England a few years ago to visit my cousins in the North and Somerset areas, we could have met up and I am sure you would have introduce me to him. You have a lot of great memories as lucky guy to enjoy them.

All the best.


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