... Aged 89 – astronomer, xylophonist and longest-running presenter of the same TV programme, The Sky at Night, which started in 1957.
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A "one of a kind" that will certainly be missed, as they don't make 'em like that any more.
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Very British. To me, as a non-english person, he ranks up there with red phone boxes, Double Deckers and London Taxis.
Pretty ... and pretty proud of it
Very sad. Unique character.
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That's really sad news, a one of a kind.
RIP Sir Patrick Moore
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Sadly will be missed by many
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Very sad news.
Some of my earliest memories of television were his expert commentaries of the Apollo missions.
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Mmm Double Deckers.
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Wasn't quite old enough to hear those, but indeed his television programmes were a constant in my formative years (though often only because of falling asleep and waking up when they were on). Sad news.
An icon of the BBC, a very British eccentric, a very intelligent and pleasent character that I had the fortune to meet.
RIP Sir Patrick
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I usually abstain from posting on obituary threads, but I was genuinely saddened by the news. Moore was an iconic figure, at least in British culture, though he had a great innings and fantastic career.
Very sad news An eccentric English Gentle man RIP
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Just read/watched bbc.co.uk's obit - didn't know that NASA used Moore's Moon maps for the Apollo landings. Props
Just heard the news. A true British treasure has passed. I have watched the Sky at Night for as long as I can remember (since the 70s) and loved his eccentricities. A great man who did so much to popularise astronomy and carved his own, very unique path through life. RIP Sir Patrick, life will be a liitle less interesting without you.
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BBC tribute programme – Sir Patrick Moore: Astronomer, Broadcaster and Eccentric – on BBC1 at 22.35 tonight (except Wales, where it's on half an hour later)
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