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Sir Patrick Moore has died

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Sir Patrick Moore has died

Just reported on BBC News 24.
He was 89.
Hosted The Sky At Night for over 50 years.
Just loved his enthusiasm.
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British astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore has died at his home at the age of 89, his friends and colleagues have said.

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Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic personality.  Sad news.
I didn't realise he was the longest running presenter of the same TV show in the world - The Sky at Night.
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A sad loss! A true legend.
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I learned a lot from him.
Sadly missed.
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Let's not forget he was a self-taught xylophonist.

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And very good he was too.
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Remember watching him with James Burke, Cliff Michelmore on TV during June 1969, great presenter, very enthusiastic
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Truly a legend we'll not see the like of again.
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No question about it, he was very good and must have got a lot of young people to take up astronomy as a hobby or even as a job.
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Remember watching him with James Burke, Cliff Michelmore on TV during June 1969, great presenter, very enthusiastic


I was working in the BBC TVC studios throughout the Apollo Missions, nice man, very knowledgeable.
Nice memories.


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Sad news.
I wonder if his co-presenters will be allowed to continue the show in something close to its present form. I fear that if the show continues the powers that be will be unable to resist jazzing it up.
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I thought he was going to live forever, loved watching ' The Sky At Night ' wont be the same now of course Sad
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A lovable eccentric!
Very saddening.  Sad Cry
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He made astronomy interesting, even for those not interested in astronomy.
I always had the feeling that he enjoyed his eccentric man from mars in a badly fitting suit reputation.
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I actually thought he was older because he'd been on the TV for so long (and still going strong even quite recently), a true 'great' and will be missed.
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