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Sir Patrick Moore - R.I.P.

Started by lintonius, 12/09/2012 05:33PM
Posted 12/09/2012 05:33PM | Edited 12/09/2012 05:36PM Opening Post
British astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore has died.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20657939

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Posted 12/09/2012 06:17PM #1
He was a prolific writer with dozens of books popularizing amateur astronomy, and numerous sci-fi novels. One of the greats, R.I.P. Sir Patrick.

Jim McSheehy
Posted 12/09/2012 07:41PM #2
Sad news for anyone interested in astronomy. The first serious book on astronomy, one which I received from my parent's for Xmas in 1962, is one I still use: The Observer' Book of Astronomy. I have read every page hundreds of times. I never met Sir Patrick, but felt like I knew him well.