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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:54 AM

Sir Patrick Moore, astronomer and broadcaster, dies aged 89

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

He "passed away peacefully at 12:25 BST 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.

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

Obituary: Patrick Moore.

Patrick Moore was the monocled surveyor of the sky who awakened in millions of people an interest in galactic goings on.

His love of astronomy began at the age of six and that childhood curiosity developed into a lifelong passion.

It was a passion he shared through his programme, The Sky at Night, which he presented for more than 50 years.

Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore was born at Pinner, Middlesex on 4 Mar 1923.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10525469

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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:59 AM

1. Sadly missed

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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:08 AM

2. Well spotted

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