At my age I do what Mark Twain did. I get my daily paper, look at the obituaries page and if I'm not there I carry on as usual.
December 9, 2012 5:53 AM Subscribe
Patrick Moore (1923-2012).
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Gamesmaster, Xylophone player, RAF navigator, Astronomer extraordinaire, Patrick Moore
has died from old age. Aged 89 the longest running presenter of any TV show in existence (The Sky at Night) inspired millions, taught everyone to look up, and leaves behind an educational legacy that has touched millions.
Probably the most noted guest on The Sky at Night was with Brian May, who made multiple appearances. Here's one from 2007
, but of course Moore brough in scientists to his studio to simply talk to them and engross the audience. "Astronomy's a fascinating subject," said Moore. "You look up... you can't help getting interested and it's there. We've tried to bring it to the people.. it's not me, it's the appeal of the subject"
Oh and he fought of the aliens in the UK spin-off of Independence Day