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Sir Patrick Moore 1923-2012

Sir Patrick Moore 1923-2012

From BBC News…

British astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore has died, aged 89, his friends and colleagues have said.

He “passed away peacefully at 12:25 this afternoon” at his home in Selsey, West Sussex, they said in a statement.

Sir Patrick presented the BBC programme The Sky At Night for over 50 years, making him the longest-running host of the same television show ever.

He wrote dozens of books on astronomy and his research was used by the US and the Russians in their space programmes.

He had a brief appearance in Matt Smith’s first episode, The Eleventh Hour, playing himself and was mentioned in a 9th Doctor story.



  • Anonymous

    March 5th, 2015 - 11:37pm

    My sister and I met SIr Patrick at a fund raising for cats protection in his garden we had a toy table and sir Patrick bought a teddy for his godson we had our photo taken with him what a lovely man we treasure our photo with him he sadly missed Margaret and Maureen from pagham.

  • Les

    February 4th, 2013 - 12:09am

    RIP Patrick, i had the pleasure to meet him at his home in 2003 and he invited me in for a chat, he was a very interesting man and a true legend and i will miss you, gone but will never be forgotten.

  • john smith

    January 13th, 2013 - 10:19pm

    Where is he buried ? cannot find his resting place on Google

  • DrWhofan

    December 13th, 2012 - 1:14pm

    Goodbye Sir Patrick Moore

    When I was a teenager you gave me inspiration and being able to watch your programmes gave me a chance I would never have had.

    Rest in Peace among the stars Sir


    December 13th, 2012 - 12:48pm


  • Pete

    December 12th, 2012 - 4:12pm

    Oh I’ve met him once last year it was 2011 but I forgot where he was a top bloke to talk too RIP Mate


  • drwhofan4ever

    December 11th, 2012 - 7:16pm

    sir patrick moore


    you will forever be missed

  • The Moffat Paradox

    December 10th, 2012 - 11:00pm

    Wonder if he’s being buried or cremated.

    If the latter I couldn’t think of a better posthumous honour than to have like Gene Roddenbery and James Doohan before him his ashes scattered by NASA into space.

  • Anonymous2345

    December 10th, 2012 - 8:32pm

    Rip Patrick. You made the world a better place, and I respect you very much for that. You are an angel now (note: not a weeping angel) and have gone to a better place. Good Bye, and may you rest in peace!

  • don’t diss the sonic

    December 10th, 2012 - 5:38pm




    You will be missed and rembered for the great work you did


    December 10th, 2012 - 5:29pm


    Sir Patrick Moore


    You will be remembered.

  • Mr Zarbi

    December 10th, 2012 - 4:21pm

    RIP Sir Patrick Moore.

  • Dalek Strategist

    December 10th, 2012 - 12:55pm

    I never heard of him until The Eleventh Hour, but R.I.P. Sir Patrick Moore.

  • McGann is the Doctor

    December 10th, 2012 - 10:07am

    Sir Patrick Moore I harldy knew ye, but your work shall live on forever.

    You have my deepest respect.

  • dalek eternal

    December 10th, 2012 - 7:48am

    R.I.P Sir Patrick Moore

  • Mr Evil Fez

    December 10th, 2012 - 7:39am

    RIP Sir Patrick Moore.

  • simon

    December 9th, 2012 - 11:40pm

    RIP Sir Patrick Moore. You watched the stars in the Night Sky from doen here. Now you can watch them from up there.

  • John Smith

    December 9th, 2012 - 11:20pm

    Poor Patrick.

    May you rest in peace.

  • Paul Burne

    December 9th, 2012 - 10:05pm

    The world was a better place because of Sir Patrick Moore; he was an inspiration to all. God Bless.

  • That Snowman over there

    December 9th, 2012 - 9:25pm

    Sad to hear he’s died.

    RIP Sir Patrick Moore. 🙁

  • Tardisn’t

    December 9th, 2012 - 7:53pm

    RIP A true legend 😥


    December 9th, 2012 - 7:23pm

    Rest in Peace

  • the doctor

    December 9th, 2012 - 7:18pm

    R.I.P Patrick Moore.

  • The Casterline

    December 9th, 2012 - 4:26pm

    Rest In peace and say hi to billy hartnal

  • Professor When

    December 9th, 2012 - 4:18pm

    He was awesome. Rest in Peace. 🙁

  • FutureCompanion

    December 9th, 2012 - 4:04pm

    Rest in Peace. :'(

  • doctorwhoone

    December 9th, 2012 - 3:54pm

    Rest in peace Sir Patrick Moore 🙁

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