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Sir Patrick Moore
Birth: Mar. 4, 1923
Pinner
Greater London, England
Death: Dec. 9, 2012
Selsey
West Sussex, England

British astronomer and scientific popularizer. Born Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore, best known for having widespread the interest in the astronomy in United Kingdom and abroad among the people of all ages, he was also a researcher, radio commentator and television presenter, and is considered the pioneer of astronomy as a popular science. After serving in the Royal Air Force during the World War II, Patrick Moore dedicated himself to teaching, and since 1953 began his collaboration with the BBC taking part, and then presenting some television programs about the Moon and UFOs. Since then he has become a character increasingly appreciated by the public, thanks to the conduction of the hugely popular television program "The Sky at Night" and his eccentric monocle. He also participated in the planning of the Armagh Planetarium in Northern Ireland, to the restructuring of Birr telescope in the Republic of Ireland, and to the development of the Herschel Museum of Astronomy in Bath. Appointed member of the Order of the British Empire and Commander of the same, respectively in 1968 and 1988, Sir Patrick Moore has been a member of several scientific organizations, including the Royal Astronomical Society and the East Sussex Astronomical Society, as well as being appointed Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society. He received a doctorate honoris causa from the universities of Lancaster, Hatfield Polytechnic, Birmingham, Leicester, North Staffordshire and Portsmouth. Appreciated pianist and xylophonist, he was also the author of several books, published between 1953 and 2011, including a "Catalogue of Astronomy", "A Guide to the Moon", "Mission to Mars", "Next Fifty Years in Space", "The Astronomy Encyclopaedia", " Eyes on the Universe: Story of the Telescope" and the last "Our Universe: Facts, Figures and Fun". Sir Patrick Moore has died after a brief illness at his home in West Sussex. (bio by: Lucy Caldarelli) 
 
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Chichester Cemetery
Chichester
Chichester District
West Sussex, England
 
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Record added: Dec 10, 2012
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You inspired a life of interest in astronomy; your passion for baulking officialdom made you my hero. RIP among the stars Sir Patrick.
- Blackredders
 Added: Feb. 15, 2014
R.I.P.
- Steve Fletcher UK
 Added: Oct. 9, 2013

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