Sir Patrick Moore Memorial Website

This page has been set up by Sir Patrick’s Friends and colleagues for tributes to the great man, who departed this Planet in December 2012.

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Tributes to Sir Patrick Moore

From: RAY, PITTS
Country: UK

Patrick have you heard the news they are still coming up with magical names you used.

From: Dr Mark R. Thurston
Country: England, UK

Fondly remembered. Thanks Sir Patrick, you continue to inspire.

From: Mark Stoddart
Country: Scotland UK

It was a pleasure and privilege to made a sculpture for Sir Patrick Moore that he kept at his home in Sussex. He used the Apollo 11 coffee table a few times on the Sky at night program. Can anyone please tell me what has happened to it ?
Thanks Mark
www.markstoddart.com

From: Alexander Ferry
Country: England UK

I produced a song for this wonderful man.

To quote brian may "There will never be another."

https://soundcloud.com/supersonic-society/transit-of-venus

From: John Stead
Country: Dorset England

Patrick- never forgotten, always missed. It's was your books and our subsequent meetings that started my passion for astronomy. Thank you. You are irreplaceable.

From: Karl Simpson
Country: UK

I was born in 1952 and thanks to Arthur Mee was mad about comets from the moment I could read (aged 3). Parental permission to watch Patrick and the first Sky at Night (I was not quite 5) turned me into the scientist I became - like so, so many others. We are all your children Patrick and science owes you so very much. You are missed but will never be forgotten. Knowledge is your epitaph! Often in my thoughts - Karl

From: Richard Russell
Country: Australia

Sir Patrick is solely responsible for my lifelong interest in astronomy thanks to the Sky at Night show and the Observers Guide to Astronomy. I still have my The Amateur Astronomer book with its incomparable star charts. Sadly missed. I don't know why, but I feel like I lost a relative.

From: Jim Connor
Country: United States

In the early and mid 1960's I read all I could of Sir Patrick's books carried by my school libraries. They provided me with an outstanding foundation for a life long love and practice of amateur astronomy. I have a special fondness for Sir Patrick and will always be grateful for the pleasure and enjoyment his writings brought to me.

From: Andrew Watkinson-Trim
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The second Sir Patrick Moore Memorial Lecture was given by Dr. John Mason MBE in the 150 Theatre of West Buckland School in Devon. Following last year's address by Dr. Allan Chapman of Oxford University on Patrick's unique place in the history of science popularisation and communication, Dr John Mason spoke about his memories of Patrick and Patrick's early role as a distinguished observer of the sun. John then went on to explore the topic of the Aurora Borealis - a phenomenon he observed with Patrick many times and in various parts of the world. The lectures are available to watch on the School's Youtube channel.

Before the lecture we had our annual Black Tie "Sir Patrick Moore Memorial Meal" at which the final toast each year is:

"We remember here Sir Patrick Moore, astronomer and friend of this school. His gifts of hospitality, friendship and generosity graced his age; and our best tribute to him is to mirror his virtues and emulate his enthusiasm as we look up to the Heavens and smile: To Patrick!"

From: Desi
Country: Germany

Dear Patrick, gone but N O T forgotten. RIP Sir.

Desi

From: Bret
Country: Great Britain

Dear Patrick

When I was a child, in the 1980s, you helped ignite my lifelong love of astronomy. As an adult your laudable 'Sky at Night' program remained a must-watch show.

As a fellow animal lover, part-time composer and someone who loves Britain, I applaud your efforts. With regards to your contributions to astronomy: I can only stare with awe and wonder, at your achievements.

Though I never had the honour of meeting you, I did have the honour of being educated and entertained by you, and will ever defend your memory from those who, following your sad demise, seek to decry you. Still, next to you – Sir Patrick Moore: one of our nations finest sons, of any era – I can understand why those who are intolerant of others beliefs and opinions – those who bow at the spiteful alter of political correctness – are jealous of your greatness, your talent and your compassion. Most of all, I think they are jealous of the love and respect we have for you.

God bless you,
Bret

From: Sam
Country:

He seemed like a cool guy.

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From: Sally Wade
Country: England

What a great man ,so very intelligent and interesting.
We miss you very much Patrick.

From: Harry
Country: v5com@hotmail.co.uk

Like a shooting star, You lit up our night sky. Although now faded the memory will never go out. and may you shine forever

From: Lyn and Steve
Country: England

Dearest Patrick, and Jeannie, For Auld Lang Syne, We miss you. Happy memories. With love Miaow xxxxx

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From: L yn and Steve
Country: England

Dearest Patrick and Jeannie, For Auld Lang Syne, Miss you,. Happy Memories, with Love, Miaow xxxxx

From: Dr Mark R. Thurston
Country: England

1 year on. Fondly remembered and very much missed! You continue to be an inspiration to all. Rest in peace Sir Patrick.

From: Bev
Country:

I was just viewing some videos about comet ison on youtube - and it suddenly struck me that sir Patrick must be having a whale of a time watching all this from up there in heaven. he's got the best seat in the house. enjoy the show sir Patrick - there's plenty of time to rest in peace after you've watched this odd event.

From: John Cave F.R.A.S.
Country: United Kingdom.

I miss my old friend immensely.
I got to know Patrick very well and in time had the honour of calling him friend. I miss our talks on astronomy, music and of course cricket. He had a fantastic sense of humour was often seen in the company of cats
My collection of his works continues to grow and I now have over 300 Patrick Moore related items, from books (fiction and non-fiction), magazines, DVDs, CDs, CDROMs,'
Maps,Mugs, Letters, First Day Covers, Photos and even key-rings!! He was always impressed with the collection , and often said how honoured he was that someone would take the time to collect all these items.
I know that he will be out there now soaring amongst the stars that he loved so much and that his spirit and enthusiasm will out live them all.
Bon voyage my old friend.
John

From: Chris Weiz
Country: CANADA

It is with great sadness I have just learnt of Sir Patrick's passing. My interest in Astronomy was kiddled by him. There will never be another patrick Moore. rest in peace and THANK YOU!

From: Rosa P
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I'm currently a 15 year old reading 'Bang- The Complete History Of The Universe'.. It's interesting and extremely humbling, thank you for being involved in writing it, and thank-you for every thing else RIP.

From: James Dresch
Country: Sweden

Patrick you are missing from my life!
Since being given you book "The Observers Book Of Astronomy" in 1965 you have (through Sky at Night) been my constant companion. Now retired I have built my first observatory and printed your name "Patrick Moore" on my telescope - never to br forgotten. Thank you! Your inspiration has given me a wonderfully enjoyable life long hobby!

From: Dan
Country:

Studying the moon with my trusty binoculars thanks to you. Thankyou for your undying passion to know.

From: Barry Howarth
Country: England

Rest In Peace ... may you sail among the stars forever

From: Ian Gardiner
Country: UK

Thank you. You are an inspriation.

From: Prof. Greg Parker
Country: U.K.

I'll tell you one thing - Patrick really knew how to throw a party :) Miss you Patrick :(

From: Malcolm Johnson
Country: UK

Patrick was a great supporter of CP and I well remember sitting with him in his study after the Chichester branch annual fundraising event held at his home talking to him about cricket, the stars and of course, his cats while having a drink and watching the Oval test match on his TV. A great man indeed who will be sorely missed!

From: sofia
Country: england

goodbye
i
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have a
great
time in
heaven

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From: Mike Shinn
Country: UK

I remember watching The Sky at Night in the fifties. I don't have any special interest in astronomy, but whenever I caught the programme over the years it always felt like Patrick was talking to me personally. His clarity of communication and his enthusiasm never failed to impress.

Whatever else was going wrong in the world, as long as Patrick was still broadcasting The Sky at Night it was like a re-affirmation that old-fashioned values of humanity and decency still mattered.

Patrick, you were a beacon of light in a mist of mediocrity. We need more like you.

From: Jamieson Hall
Country: United States

I will miss your presence on this earth.

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From: kevin
Country: Scotland

I know you're gone Patrick, but...

...I was thinking about the universe, and that made me think of you.

So I went to www.sirpatrickmoore.com.

I'm glad I did, but now I'm trying hard not to cry at work.

The universe is bigger, closer, more mysterious and more beautiful because of you.

Thank you.

And thank you to those continuing The Sky At Night. You're a credit to Patrick, and he'd be very proud of you.

x

From: Aleksandr Solodkov
Country: Russia

Звезды живут долго, но наша память о Вас переживет и их. С глубоким уважением к его памяти!

From: James Jason Wentworth
Country: USA

Dear Sirs,

I am writing to you to suggest a unique tribute to the late Sir Patrick Moore, one that would inspire future amateur astronomers. The idea came to me yesterday morning, as I was looking through my recently-purchased used copy of his 1968 book "SPACE: The Story of Man's Greatest Feat of Exploration" (I also have several of his books about Mars, the Moon, and Venus). Now:

I was particularly taken by his telescopic-view color drawings of the planets, especially (of all worlds to be "wowed" by!) his drawing of Mercury, which was reproduced on page 199 of "SPACE." This got me thinking--since he must have made many such drawings over his decades-long astronomical career, a portfolio book (or a series of such books) that featured his drawings and included his observational comments on them would be both aesthetically pleasing and useful to amateur astronomers. Also, since he championed the continuation of this old-fashioned but scientifically useful method of recording observations, it would inspire amateur astronomers (especially those who prefer "a minimum of gear between their eyes and their quarry") as well as artists who are also interested in astronomy.

I am interested in your thoughts regarding such a book or book series, and thank you for your consideration.



Sincerely Yours,



James Jason Wentworth
330 3rd Ave., Apt 206
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701-4851
USA

From: juan david salas rua
Country: colombia

fue unos de mis herues a mi corta edad me encanto el libro bang la historia completa del universo me hizo interesar mas en la astronomía y en algún tiempo quisiera ser como el.

From: Ray Sharman
Country: GB

Last night I was observing Saturn and it was a great sight to see . Thank you
Patrick for my love of Astronomy we miss you from Ray Sharman .From Hunston

From: Strictly Science
Country:

Here is one of Sir Patricks last interviews, filmed in Feb 2012 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqWwskIq6dc

From: Strickly Science
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Here is one of Sir Patricks last interviews, filmed in Feb 2012 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqWwskIq6dc

From: Muhammad Yasir
Country: Karachi,Pakistan

Sir PM's death is Great loss. ''he made invisible to visible''. God bless him...

From: Allan muuray
Country: Scotland

The Sky at Night was my first book I bought from the book club at school when I was about 8 years old.

Is there a memorial stone to come and pay our respect?

From: Malcolm Porter
Country: U.K.

Just a simple thank you Sir Patrick....

From: Philip Wharmby
Country: Bury GB

The Sky at Night is in good hands, just watched the March programme. Without the programme I would not have been inspired to go into the middle of my local golf course with binoculars, to get it dark enough to be able to successfully find that meteorite that passed close to the earth a couple of weeks ago. Watched the programme since the early 60's.

Coincidentally I also have a March 4th Birthday.

Philip Wharmby

From: Denise Miles
Country: Selsey UK

A wonderful Party for his 90th... Congratulations to the organisers and the Selsey Centre who arranged everything. A very fitting tribute to a man whose knowledge, sense of humour, kindness and love for Selsey will not be forgotten. Let us all get behind the Sir Patrick Observatory.

From: Elaine Sephton
Country: uk

Sir Patrick's 90th today. x

remembered

From: David Scanlan
Country: UK

Happy 90th Birthday Patrick

Although a few months have gone by since you passed away your still in my thoughts every single day

Thank you....not only for all you did but for just being you

Sleep Well my dear friend :-(

From: Alan Bunyan
Country: nr Selsey, UK

Remembering you, Sir Patrick, on what would have been your 90th birthday. I hope you can enjoy a favourite tipple wherever you are now.

I've just finished reading your autobiography and thoroughly enjoyed it (and I don't usually read biographies!). I just wish, as a young lad growing up in Selsey, I had taken the opportunity to knock on you door and say hello.

(My main trubute is on the flickr group site under the name 'Alan By The Sea' http://www.flickr.com/groups/bbcskyatnight/discuss/72157632206675946/ ).

From: Alicia Giambarresi (nee Brinton)
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From: Liz
Country: México

Sir Patrick, you left us a lot of your knowledge, all I have to say is thank you very much, you are my astronomy hero.

From: Marc Schuyesmans
Country: Belgium

Thanx for all that you did for amateur astronomy Sir Patrick!
With my deepest respect and sympathy.
Marc

From: Jane Robbins
Country: Shropshire UK

Hi, I am a portrait sculptor (www.janerobbins.com)and have sculpted a portrait bust of Sir Patrick Moore. I am looking to contact any of the team behind the idea to convert his old home Farthings into a museum to discuss donating it...and wondered if you may have a contact email address?
Kindest regards
Jane Robbins

From: John Buchanan
Country: Selsey West Sussex ngland

I was Patrick's barber for almost 14 years. he would phone me and say "Commander, I need a hair cut" (I was in the Royal Navy for 32 years). On arriving at Farthings he would say to me, John pour us both a large whisky". I would always reply, "Patrick I will have a large whisky with you after I have cut your hair otherwise I might just cut off you b..... ear!!!!! Rest in peace Patrick. Fondest regards. John.

From: Adam Symons
Country: England

First discovered Sir Patrick in the school library - A Guide to the Stars - and have memories of watching TSAN on a black and white portable in my bedroom (with the sound down low so mum didn't tell me off for staying up too late!). Sincere thanks for sparking an enduring interest in the night sky and what can be found there - what will we turn up next? We just don't know!

From: keith Stevenson
Country: England

Sir Patrick Moore. A true Star and Inspiration.
We visited Sir Patrick, at his Home in Selsey twice , some 10 years ago.
What a gentleman.
Our son Frederic-Scott remembers being there, playing the Patrick’s cat, and a super photo is with Patrick’s arm around our son, before sighing a book for us.
On our first visit, our son named him , Uncle Patrick, which went down very well. We did find an unexpected connection, because my wife is Swiss, and Patrick , apparently had a connection to Switzerland. That also went down very well.
We came away with a signed book, a Huge Moon map and a super photograph of us all together with Patick (Chris Lintott took it) We will treasure these, always.
Sir Patrick was very busy, but gave us his time.
I hope to, one day, build my own Interferometer, through Patrick’s Inspiration, and a 2012, Sky at Night
Thank you Patrick
Keith Stevenson and family

From: Kathryn Heathcote
Country: Tasmania

Since moving to Tasmania from the UK, I am constantly in awe of the night sky above our house. I can clearly see the milky way almost every night. The southern cross star and loads of others. I often go out and look up into the sky after talking on the phone to my dad in the UK, and think, we are looking at different stars thousands of miles apart but on the same earth. Amazing. I am sure I would not have shown any interest if it wasn't for Patrick Moore, who I watched as a child, who brought the universe and its wonders to us all.

From: Jane Elliott
Country: UK

I grew up watching The Sky at Night with my late father - at first it was just an excuse to stay up late.
Of course I soon became hooked and have never looked back; thank you Patrick, for everything.

From: Malcolm Spring
Country: UK

For many years I had looked up into a cold crisp winter sky and marvelled at the wonderful sight on show.
A couple of years ago a friend of mine lent me his 40 year old refractor. One clear night my brother and I set it up in my back garden. We started randomly scanning the sky. All of a sudden a blurry image appeared in the viewfinder. It was Saturn. My brother and I started leaping around going nuts with excitement. If any of the neighbours had seen us they probably thought we were bonkers.
That was my first real taste of astronomy at the sharp end. So after that I decided to get my first telescope. Since then I have been outside with my scope as often as I can. I have also been buying books and magazines on astronomy at an alarming rate as I have truly been bitten by the bug now. I have many books of Sir Patrick's and tuned into the Sky At Night every month. It will be very strange and sad that Patrick is no longer with us, but the legacy that he has left behind will live on forever. An absolute giant of a man in every respect.
Thank you Patrick....

From: George Waller
Country: United Kingdom

For so very long watching the Sky At Night each month has been an important personal ritual for me. The programme always had a grounding effect - an essential reality-check - no matter what gloom and doom was going on here on Earth - a reminder that the cosmos stands proud of us mere mortals and unaffected by us. The combination of fantastical conversations of the infinite universe and the confines of Sir Patrick's cosy lamp lit study was perfect and immensely comforting. That room became the centre of the universe itself.
I feel like I have lost a very special grandfather - a grandfather I also never had a chance to meet.

From: Judge Charles Horan, Ret.
Country: USA

A true giant has passed, but his legacy remains in the thousands who gaze at the stars because of his inspirational writings. Count me as one.

From: Mark Elvidge
Country: England

Although I'm just another one of the very many, who will miss Sir Patrick - it still feels as if I've lost a personal friend.

Having looked forward to his wisdom, wit and general company - invited into our homes (often late at night) through our TV portals, for all of my life (I'm 51) - it now seems strange that he wont be with us any more. Although luckily, the essence of his spirit has been captured by the many programs he presented, and the good work he has done.

From: Michael Cull
Country: scotland UK

Sir Patrick. He was a gentleman and I am privileged to have once been invited to dinner at his home a few years ago. I am an amateur astronomer and due mainly to his influence. I also worked for NASA during the Apollo era. You were a star and will be sadly missed by all. But you will never be forgotten, you have inspired the future of astronomy.
Thank you

From: James
Country: Scotland

In memory of Sir Patrick Moore

As it was Sir Patrick’s wish, I have given a donation to the Cats Protection in his memory.

From: Catherine Thorn
Country: United Kingdom

I've been mulling over what to say for some time now, but what can you say about such an amazing man who was an icon to so many people? Just a very big THANK YOU, for doing so much to communicate the wonders of our universe to us all.

From: Tony Ward
Country: Australia

I first met Patrick at a BAA Exhibition meeting where I was displaying some (very ordinary) 'deep sky' shots taken with a Schmidt camera. He was so complimentary and his enthusiasm so contagious that it really spurred me on to much more observing and taking many more photos.
I also remember him taking notes at meetings when no one else 'volunteered', a task he obviously enjoined with much relish! A great man who is already much missed.

From: Ray Sharman
Country: UK

Last year I was at one of Sir Patrick's
garden party parties and I was asked if I would show his guests his 15 inch telescope and observatory for me that was so nice to do that for my hero . He was a great man and I will miss him a lot.
From Ray Sharman a member of SDAS

From: rayy
Country: great britain

come back some time and tell us all those names,so magical to hear them.bye bye.

From: Ken
Country: uk

More than any other he was the one who made us all stop and look up at the sky and inspire one to find out more about the universe we all live in. Also a man who had great compassion for animals and a great love for his country he will be sadly missed by many and I shall think of him whenever I look up at the stars.I wish I had met him it would have been a great privilege.
RIP PATRICK

From: Paul Cox
Country: England

Like so many of us, Sir Patrick inspired my interest in astronomy as a young boy - and has nurtured it ever since.

Before the days of video recorders and DVRs, my mother allowed me to stay up late once a month to watch the Sky at Night - although I still had to get up for my 5am paper round!

Thank you Sir Patrick.

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From: Oliver Grumitt
Country: Jersey, Channel Islands

One of the saddest days of my life when I heard the news of Sir Patrick Moore's death. For many years I have gone on trips to see various astronomical phenonena, including Halley's Comet in 1986 and several eclipses of the Sun. It seems fitting that the last trip abroad that I did in his lifetime was to see the Transit of Venus from Thaiti, at the same place Captain Cook observed it in 1769. If it had not been for Sir Patrick I would probably never got interested in astronomy and space. His enthusiasm was infectious and he had a marvellous ability to inspire so many people. I do not believe we shall see anyone like him again - he was a one-off whose legacy will still be us for many years to come. Rest in peace Sir Patrick, you will never be forgotten.

From: Dee
Country: Ireland

Thank you Patrick for being such a wonderful person. Quite frankly I would not know one end of a telescope from the other but your kindness, warmth & love for life simply shone out of you & i very much enjoyed your work. What a beautiful star you are ! Thank you

From: Robert Brimble
Country: United States

A true englishman, true to his ways, glad to have been present in the same era. cricket, booze, cats, friends, non PC. sadly not many left. Sad loss to the world.

From: Paul
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I read, prior to Sir Patrick's passing, about his intention to blow out a candle from "the other side". I can't find anything to say whether he managed or not. If you know, please post a comment. Thanks

From: Derek Hansen
Country: Scotland

I met Patrick when he visited Glasgow with Neil Armstrong when I was at school, they both inspired me to continue to enjoy science and astronomy. I still do to this day. Thank you Patrick.

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From: Carl Read
Country: United Kingdom

I was born in 1965 so i grew up in the apollo era. I have had a great interest in all things space related since a very young age and watching Sky At Night with Sir Patrick Moore ever since i can remember. i was very sad to hear that he had passed away in december! sadly i never actualy had the pleasure of meeting him in person and would have loved to spend a few hours with him talking space but very sadly that can never now be! he was a truly great man and there will never be another like him, he had lots of very genuine friends who also felt the same way such as Brian May who i am also a big fan of being a bit of a guitarist myself ,and the rest of the Sky At Night team, I am sure that Patrick will still feature heavily in future episodes for years to come such was the wealth of his legacy to the show.every time i look up at the stars on a clear night i will think of you Patrick. Rest In Peace Friend!

From: Michael Huddleston
Country: England

Sir Patrick,
You will be deeply missed.
I loved your program sky at night. You were a part of my life that enspired my deep understanding of the universe.
it will not be the same with out you.
farewell sleeptight
Michael Huddleston.

From: The Spencer/Debenham family
Country: England

Our dear father was an great fan and watched the Sky at Night until his untimely passing in 1962. We'd love to think these two wonderful men may be having a chin wag somewhere! No one can ever replace you Patrick...you're a star!

From: Tim Prevett
Country: Great Britain

Thanks to Sir Patrick Moore's correspondence with me about 30 years ago, my childhood love and amazement of astronomy grew and became sustained into adulthood. I was very saddened by his passing. He wrote several times, and told me it was 'quite a while' to the next full solar eclipse in Britain in August 1999.

As someone 'off the telly' who would send short typed letters back to me, it felt so pleasing, so encouraging to have him reply in such a sincere manner. From days before internet, with just 3 TV channels, he was the closest thing to an astronomer engaging social media for that day: the letter.

Thankyou Sir Patrick, you brought the heavens a little closer and better illuminated my understanding of astronomy. You'll be missed.

From: Geoff
Country: uk

with out you i would not have got in to astronomy R I P sir patrick

From: Nik
Country: UK

"(He) loved the stars too dearly to be fearful of the night."

Thank you.

From: Jim Newton
Country: England

Patrick Moore inspired me to be an amateur astronomer throughout my life. I went on to be a physics teacher and when I retired from full time teaching in 2010 Patrick took the time and wrote to me to congratulate me on my career. His letter is framed! He was an inspiration and I will miss his enthusiasm.

From: David Jones
Country: England

When I was a boy in the 1960's I saw a shooting star which seemed to explode like a firework rocket. I wasn't sure what it was so I wrote to Patrick who was just moving into the "Farthings" from his home in Armagh. He typed a reply on a postcard saying it was probably a bursting meteor from the Perseid shower and he wished that he had seen it.
I was thrilled to think that he had taken the time to reply when he said that the house "was all in chaos".
I was already a fan and have watched his programmes and bought his books ever since. I keep that postcard in "the observers book of Astronomy" which he wrote.
He was an amazing and irreplaceable man.

From: John Dedman
Country: England

I watched The Sky At Night from the time it started. Just got our first tv then. Never missed an episode. I really enjoyed the programmes. I was ten years old then. Sir Patrick Moore RIP.

From: Jay Cadwell
Country: scotland

R.I.P big man you inspired me to have an interest in space I remember watching your shows late at night as a child. You were an inspiration to generations of budding astronomers and the world is a sadder place without you and TV will never be the same without you there. I know you are now up there with the stars and every time I look to the night sky I will think of you. rest in peace Patrick :(

From: David Tooze
Country: England

I remember,as a kid,staying up until midnight,listening to Patrick talk about the planets and the stars.His fascination with astronomy matched my own and his voice conveyed the excitement he felt.Rest in peace.

From: David Bellerby
Country: England

Nous Sommes Du Soleil Patrick

From: Bob Smith
Country: England

sad sad sad day an not just for astronomy. But a life well lived! We're supposed to wink at the moon in honour of Neil Armstrong, I guess we'll have to blink now!
Rest in peace, your memory will go on for till the big crunch..

From: Derry North
Country: UK

"The Boy's Book of Space" was one of the first books I read from the school library when I was seven. Published shortly after I was born, this and the astronomy books that followed ignited an interest in astronomy that has continued to this day. I still have the telescope that my parents bought me for Christmas when I was eleven, and the copy of Patrick Moore's "Observer's Book of the Heavens" which, finally, enabled me to learn my way around the sky. With the Sky at Night forming the backdrop for so many years, Patrick was a continuing inspiration for my love of the night sky.

My son taking up astrophysics at uni and subsequently joining the team on The Sky at Night programme, is a direct result of growing up in a house full of astronomy books. So, for us, Patrick really did inspire at least two generations. I finally met him at Farthings during the Lunar Eclipse party in 2008 and found him to be as charming, witty - and eccentric - as expected from his reputation. He was never afraid to say 'We just don't know!" and, in fact seemed to delight in it. A more natural, down-to-earth person you are unlikely to meet. I for one will miss him. Wherever he is now, I hope he is content.

From: Peter Harding
Country: UK

Oh no!!! I don't read the news - only just heard.

I'm just one of the million of his children whom he guided to science. Now who will do this? We have lost so much, but this is nothing to what our children have lost by not having him there to inspire, inform and shepherd them as he did us.

We'll just have to try harder. At least we've been shown how to do it.

As I grow older, a quiet, wistful stare at the night sky slowly fills with those who didn't make it this far. Now it looks like a comet has arrived.

From: rosemary harry
Country: cornwall uk

Sir Patrick,
So many of us felt that we knew you well enough to express our sorrow when we heard that you had passed over.
I think that you would feel amused at my choice of music for you and no doubt would raise a quixotic eyebrow!
We are stardust,
We are golden,
And we,ve got to get ourselves
back to the garden by Joni Mitchell

Thankyou for making us laugh and inspiring us in so many ways,
Rosemary Harry and family



















From: Gary Foord
Country: England

Ever since I was a young boy, Patrick was a real inspiration to my interest in all things to do with space, astronomy & telescopes. I saw him once when he did a talk at my local college back in the 1980's & I was quite excited to get his autograph. I just wish now I had plucked up enough courage some years ago to ask to met him at Farthings but thought I would be imposing.

Here is just a little poem as tribute.

When you gaze upon the moon above,
Do wonder at Mother Nature’s gift,
For the waxing crescent changes with each passing day,
And those shadows shimmer & they shift.

Near time of full, the moon glows bright,
And lunar features are less discerning,
Some even say they see a face in the moon,
But isn’t that just the phases turning.

Now I looked at the moon just last night,
& I swear I saw in my scope what couldn’t be,
Patrick’s smiling face was there among the craters,
With his monocle glinting in the Sea of Tranquility.

Dear Patrick, you were such an inspiration,
And sadly both you & Armstrong’s lives are now surrendered,
But I’m sure if Neil could say a tribute it would be:-
“That’s one Moore star shining in the Sky at Night,
And one great legacy to Astronomy to be remembered”

Be at peace in the heavens Patrick.

From: richard
Country:

patrick was a fantastic man i used to watch him on gamesmaster in the early 90s his consultation zone was always a great help.i would have loved to have met him but it wasnt to be RIP patrick

From: John Davies
Country: UK

I am another of the generation of today's astronomers inspired, at least in part, by Patrick's books (the Apollo programme had a bit to do with it as well). 'The Boys Book of Space' and the original 'Guide to the Moon' were just two of the ones I read and re-read.
I was lucky enough to do 2 'Sky at Night' programmes and Patrick signed my 1964 edition of 'The Boys book of Space in 1984.

Two recent things stand out for me.
Firstly, when at Farthings in 2009
Patrick asked me to sign one of my books for him- wow. That's the Nobel prize for astronomy if you ask me. Second, when we had an open day at the Royal Observatory last year I asked him to sign a book we could use as a prize. I got one, about three days later, with no request for payment. What a gentleman.

I could go on, but I guess the point is made. Goodbye Patrick, (2602) Moore makes your place in the Heavans secure

From: Elaine Evans
Country: England

I had the good fortune to be invited to visit Patrick at Farthings a year ago. It was so mind-blowing that I wrote up an interview which he was happy for me to publish. It's available at: www.hovecivicsociety.org. Click on "Looking at Hove", then "Residents of note". Lovely, lovely Patrick, you made me very happy.

From: liz
Country: england

r.i.p patrick moore, you inspired so many and made astronomy interesting. thank you

From: Michael Richmond
Country: England

My dad sat me on a shiny library floor when I was a kid and the first book I picked up was by Patrick. "Stars and planets" I think. I was hooked on the stars. Then years later I able to thank him after a lecture on Herschel at Slough. Then that Sky at night, where he said "Gravity is the force that gives mass weight". Genius! So sad...

From: Lee Thompson
Country: UK

RIP Patrick. A national treasure. You will be missed!

From: lynda fleming
Country: wales

ive only just heard of the death of sir patrick im so sad . i would never have looked through a telescope without him . you will be missed goodbye .

From: Sean Charnley
Country: England

The star's are going to shine a lot brighter now. Watched the last episode of The Sky at Night, loved the clip where they were trying to track the moon live. RIP Sir Patrick.

From: richard evans
Country: wales

A wonderful teacher of astronomy to so many, even those of us with no scientific knowledge. Even more so, the ONLY [almost] television presenter to treat us all as intelligent humans
and not retarded children with water on the brain. I pray the BBC will maintain the standard he set but I live in fear !

From: jonathan percy
Country: United Kingdom

My wife and I were invited to Farthings in June of this year and spent an entire day with Patrick, his carer and friend Chris. He was and always has been a true gentleman and a friend to all.

Bless you Sir Patrick.

From: Martin Render
Country: England

Mr Moore is the reason I look up to the night sky in awe. His energy and enthusiasm was truly infectious and his method of communicating the wonders of the universe made it interesting and easy to understand. He will be sadly missed and long live his memory.

From: Scott Lord
Country: UK

My first astronomy book was an Observers book of Astronomy, written of course by Patrick. It held a great deal of mystery as I took it outside with my new telescope one Christmas evening many years ago. Astronomy was mind-blowing and held a deep sense of wonder, which Patrick was so good at conveying to us.

I almost met him once when I was at university, but missed him by minutes after he had visited a professor in our department. I just caught a fleeting glimpse of him as he walked out of the building.

I finally got to meet him decades later on one of his tours, talking about the possibility of life on mars. I got his signature, and spoke to him briefly. It was the first time I had ever queued for anyone's signature!! For me, he was a figure so influential and prominent in my childhood, and yes I did end up doing astronomy at university (amongst other things) directly as a result of his inspiration.

So sad that he isn't here anymore. The stars feel a little lonlier now. A truly legendary man.

From: gareth mitchell
Country:

I have had the pleasure of speaking with Sir Patrick on a couple of occasions.I particuarly remember speaking to him as a young air cadet around 1982/3 when he gave a talk to a group of us. Fascinating!! and totally engaging, having the time to spk to us as indivduals too. I still proudly have his signature in my record of service book from that very day. Inspirational man both as an astonomer and proud veteran of bomber command. R.I.P. Sir Patrick Per Ardua Ad Astra.

From: Michael Potter
Country: United Kingdom

The great man will be missed. He's the reason I love & do astronomy.
Rest in peace Sir Patrick

From: Stephen Poppitt
Country: Cambridgeshire, England

My earliest memories of Patrick are as a 9 year old child, seeing him co-presenting (with James Burke) BBC tv's coverage of the first Moon landing, in July 1969.

My earliest memory of 'The Sky At Night' is Patrick's excitment over the appearance of Comet Kouhoutek, in the Spring of 1973, which he boldly said was going to be the most spectacular comet of the century; and, the following Christmas, of Patrick explaining on the show why it hadn't been!

I got my first telescope that year - which I still have. I also bought one of my most treasured possessions - a copy of the 1972 revised edition of Patrick's book, 'A Guide to the Stars'. It still has pride of place on my bookshelf - the very best practical guide to Astronomy.

My personal recollections of Patrick are of attending the British science fiction convention of 1980, in Glasgow, at which he was scheduled to give a talk. Unfortunately he was unable to attend, as his mother, who he looked after, was taken ill at the last minute (she passed away the following year). I finally got to hear Patrick speak, but I had to wait until 2004, at the annual general meeting of the British Weights and Measures Association in Brighton; and once again he was called away by his other responsibilities, cutting short his speech and leaving early when he received a phone call that one of his close friends had been taken ill.

Of Patrick's kindness, I cannot speak too highly. I had been in the habit of sending him a Christmas card, for many years. On the one occasion that I was bold enough to include my address, I was thrilled to receive a personal reply, complete with autograph - and by return of post! Patrick's autograph, framed, still sits beside his books on my bookshelf. In the Seventies I avidly collected and read his works, including the humorous 'Can You Speak Venusian?' and 'Bureaucrats - How to Annoy Them', as well as the practical 'Norton's Star Atlas' and numerous annual volumes of 'The Yearbook of Astronomy'.

I was deeply saddened by Patrick's passing. But he left me a wonderful gift -- a lifelong enthusiasm for astronomy, for space science, and for humour. On December 9th, he relinquished his honourary position as the Greatest Living Englishman. May he rest in peace.

From: Kevin Hall
Country: Originally W. Sussex UK

I first became interested in astronomy when Patrick gave a lecture at my old school in Chichster in the early first days of the South Downs Astronomical Society in the early 70s. He signed my 'O' level astronomy book and invited a few of us down to his house in Selsey, we took him up on this and on other occasions he was happy for us to use the telescopes at any time without letting him know, though we were sometimes startled if he came out from the house and in his booming voice asked who was there (in a friendly tone). We occasionally went inside and had some refreshments before carrying on observing. I remember one night of continuous observation of flare stars, taking it in turns to watch a single star and try to detect magnitude changes.
I built my own telescope with my father and advice from Patrick and Reggie Spry, I still use it occasionally.
There used to be astronomical weekends at Winchester College which were a mix of lectures, observation and having a sociable time. Patrick drove me there once and I remember an old stately car but can't remember the make. Patrick invited me to watch Sky at Night being filmed once but for some reason I couldn't make it which I regret deeply.
My interest in science took me in a different direction but I met up with him at a company function in the early 90s where he was the guest speaker, we talked as old friends and shared some memories.

He was kind, generous and inspired a generation through his unique combination of talents.


Kevin Hall

From: gordon parry
Country:

Patrick.A unique man.A wonderful English
eccentric.You will be hugely missed.
R.I.P
Gordon.

From: Gary Madelin
Country:

Genius!

From: peter humphrey
Country: United Kingdom

A kind and generous man. I was an 11 year old when I entered a childrens competition he set to to draw or paint anything astronomical observed with a telescope. I produced a picture of the sun with sunspots by the projection method which came second. On thanking him for my prize of half a guinea,he invited my family and I to his house in East Grinstead to observe Saturn and other objects. A great man, he will be missed.

From: Mike Jones
Country: Oxford, England

My tribute is in the form of a poem :

In twenty three a star was born,
A supernova amateur
Amongst a galaxy of pros.
Self-taught, he’d gain respect from all.

His generous spirit helped the young
With finance and encouragement
Inspired a post-war generation
Of graduate astronomers.

So many aspects to his life :
TV presenter – 50 years,
A lunar personality
And early mapper of the moon,
Cheerful monocled professor,
Enthusiastic cricketer
(He bowled a vicious Chinaman !),
A guardian of the animal world,
Composer and musician,
Stargazer extraordinaire.

The sky at night is now less bright –
A knight is missing from the sky.
Our shining Patrick is no more,
His bright infectious chatter, gone.

On life outside the solar system
There’ll always be much speculation,
But he would keep an open mind,
When pressed on beings, alien.
He’d fix you with his glassy stare
And with that enigmatic smile
Pronounce his mantra clear and slow
To those who’d ask : “We just don’t know” !

Poem by Mike Jones

From: Francis Harris
Country: Wales

Thank you Patrick - RIP

From: Mark fleet
Country: Uk

Was an inspiration to me from an early age spawned my interest in astronomy and science in general , a great man whose kind we will never see again

From: Brian.m.johnson
Country: England

Whenever I met Patrick he was warm, friendly and encouraging. I am 60 next birthday. I do not remember when I first started watching "sky at night" but my love of Astronomy, like so many other people was initially fired by Patricks enthusiasm and his communication skills. I also loved his sense of humour and frank forthright views. I must admit that when in his company I felt a little Star struck which was unfortunate but I sensed that he always helped me with that - an example of his giving nature. I don't know what happens after death but if peace can be found I hope he will find it with the love of his life and also with that of his mother. Bless you Patrick and thank you for your inspiration. With Metta, Brian.

From: Lorna McWilliam
Country: Scotland

I had the privilege of hearing Sir Patrick give a lecture when I was at school. The Sky at Night had played a big part in my interest in astronomy and that lecture helped me decide to study astrophysics at university.

When I spoke to Sir Patrick at the end of the lecture, I said my two biggest worries were prejudice due to being female and what to do if my poor health became worse. On the first point, Sir Patrick said that being female made no difference and that any man who thought so was wrong. On the second, he said that I could still make contributions even if I were not able to work professionally. He also mentioned Armagh Observatory when I asked about professional observatories in the UK. I didn't understand the flash of pain in his eyes when I introduced myself until I read that I shared my first name with his late fiancee.

I've often thought of his advice over the years. Being female made no difference whatsoever. During my studies, the rare disease I have became much worse. However, just before it did, I was able to taste the professional life with a stint at Armagh. Even though I cannot work, I can still contribute to astronomy. Sir Patrick prevented me from losing hope that I could make it in the astronomical world. Without his influence, I dread to think what my life would be like.

Rest in Peace, Sir Patrick. I hope you're with your Lorna, your mother and (of course) all your cats, somewhere you can observe to your heart's content and that you have the answers to all the questions about astronomy that we still puzzle over down here

From: Mark Woodward
Country: Netherlands

I will never forget Patrick Moore, a unique individual if there ever was one. Embodying everything that made Britain great. The sense of humour, the monocle, truly the quintessential British eccentric. I remember seeing him on The Sky at Night, the Games Master on TV, childhood visits to Jodrell Bank and one time at my school.

The services Patrick lent to our country were many. I seriously doubt we will have another man of his caliber any time soon. From defending us from fascism to half a century of bringing science to the forefront of young and old alike.

Rest in peace!

From: Michael Sharpe
Country: England

Circa 1950, I had the privilege to be taught by Sir Patrick at Holmewood House School, Langton Green, Kent. There, he gave me a thorough foundation of English history, every lesson starting with a 'date test' of historical events and/or dates of the reigns of English monarchs. Many of these dates I still remember today some 60 years later! Incidentally, he always signed my 'prep' book PAC-M with a little squiggled cat beneath.
In July 1989, I met him at my daughter's graduation at Hatfield Polytechnic, now University, where he was awarded an honarary degree. To my surprise, nearly 40 years on, not only did he remember my name but also reminded me of the names of my classmates!
A most remarkable, likeable man in all respects, who I will always be very proud to have known. A Legend never to be forgotten

From: Dean
Country:

A childhood and beyond hero who was funny and entertaining and inspired my interest in all science. A loss of a great communicator. Saw him many years ago when he presented cricket trophies in chessington and again many years later during one of his chat tours. Rest easy Sir Patrick. We miss you.

From: A BRIDGER
Country: uk

R I P sir patrick moore will miss you greatly im very proud of meeting you on 3 occasions once at your house in selsey and on television we had a great conversation about stars and space i shall miss them little chats with you . we will all meet up sometime god bless you patrick

From: Steve Slater
Country: South Africa

A man for all seasons. A scholar and a gentleman. I never used to miss "The Night Sky" on SA TV. I learned so much from Sir Patrick. It was on my tours of duty in the Angolan war that i saw what i had learned from him. The southern sky at night is something to behold and its even beter when you can identify what you were taught by the master. I never met the man but he left his mark in my life.
RIP and thank you.

From: Donald Cutler
Country:

It was always great to listen to and see Sir Patrick on the Tv; especially in his acclaimed series The Sky at Night.

From: Stephen Moss
Country:

I remember very much the moon landings and am part of a whole generation switched onto science, not only because of the event but also by Patrick's presentation. I then spent the seventies obsessed by the Sky at Night and every book of his I could find. When I decided to go the eclipse of 1991 I wrote for advice and was delighted to receive a reply, and managed a few words in LA after he gave a talk there prior to the eclipse and also accompanied us to the Mount Wilson observatories. I am so sad that a great chunk of my childhood has vanished, but I only have to open any of his books to hear his voice and the unique delivery is their in print as it was in speech; he was unique - aren't we lucky he was around as a great enthusiast, a great eccentric: a great Briton!

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From: David Hale
Country: United Kingdom

As someone in their mid 30s I'm a late Moore-a-phile. However staring into my modest 8" SCT looking at the heavens I'm reminded of the mad eccentric I saw playing the xylophone at Dudley town hall when I was an 8 year old. The chap who wrote all the books I was reading. The fellow who featured on all the VHSs marked as as special by by dad.


RIP Sir Patrick.

From: Kelvin F.Long
Country:

Dear Patrick,
You were a legend and an inspiration to us all. Your influence on astronomy, globally, is unrivaled. Because of you, many believed they too could touch the stars, and it could be argued, you were the founder of the amature astronomy movement, although you were certainly no amature yourself. A life well lived, a legacy well secured, a contribution well made. May your books continue to inspire the next generation.

Best wishes

Kelvin F.Long
Executive Director, Institute for Interstellar Studies

From: Roger Harman
Country: United Kingdom

Sir Patrick was an inspiration to me as I developed my interest in astronomy from an early age in the 60s and 70s. I tried never to miss an episode of 'The Sky at Night' and always was taken by his enthusiasm for the subject. I often thought about him as we sailed past 'The Witterings' and Selsey, and although sadly I never met him in the flesh, watching and listening to him on the BBC was always a highlight of the month for me. I shall miss him.

Rest in Peace Sir Patrick...

Roger Harman
Vice President, Ayrshire Astronomical Society

From: Richie Jarvis
Country: UK

I met Patrick on a number of occasions, and he was a really nice, down to Earth fellow.

An inspiration for so many Astronomers (including me!) he will be greatly missed.

I wish I knew him when I was younger, and had more time to spend learning with him, but alas I only met him in his twilight years...

From: Alastair Leith
Country: UK

Although Sir Patrick Moore was not the reason i entered into thr fascinating world of astronomy (26 years ago now!). A comet was responsible for that. However he was my inspiration and hero and often my light during some very challenging and confusing times. He sent me a book GCSE Astronomy, i will treasure always. Not to mention the album of letters he wrote me right through my teens to adult life. Those and the picture i had taken with him i will treasure to my dying day. The memories will never be fogotten in fact everything i do in astronomy for both myself and others will be in tribute to him. RIP Sir Patrick Moore.

From: FRED COLQUHOUN
Country: SCOTLAND

I WATCHED THE FIRST PROGRAMME BACK IN 1957, AND I SENT A QUESTION TO SIR PATRICK MOORE ABOUT CRATERS ON THE MOON , WHICH HE ANSWERED WITH A BOOK. A I READ IT THROUGH.
I THEM WENT TO A LECTURE WHICH HE GAVE IN THE ROYAL POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE IN GLASGOW 1959/60.
MANY YEARS LATER WHEN I WAS TAXI DRIVING IN GLASGOW HE JUMPED INTO MY TAXI IN A HURRY TO GET TO CENTRAL STATION GLASGOW TO GET TO LONDON. INSTEAD OF GIVING ME MY FARE I ASKED FOR HIS AUTOGRAPH, AND HE OBLIGED AND CAUGHT HIS TRAIN. THIS HAPPENED IN 1969
AND WE ALL NO WHY HE WAS HURRYING TO LONDON. AYE I HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF SIR PATRICK MOORE. BRYAN MAY SAID IT FOR ME,
HE WAS LIKE FAMILY.

THANK YOU SIR PATRICK MOORE.

From: Steve Prankard
Country: United Kingdom

Back in 1977, as a keen young astronomer , I was somewhat surprisingly, and to a certain extent, unwittingly, elected Chairman of the now defunct Portsmouth South Astronomical Society. I recall the reasons were somewhat political. My election came shortly before our annual open week exhibition and annual lecture, held at our Southsea Community Centre base in St Paul's Square. We had booked local astronomer Geoff Bus to give the lecture, but on the day he withdrew for personal reasons.

With around 100 people booked in, one of my fellow committee members wittingly suggested that 'we give Patrick Moore a call'. After all, 'he only lives 'just up the road' he said. Somewhat naively and telling no one, I hastily went in search of a Chichester area phone book and to my surprise, there was Patrick's address and telephone number listed in West Street, Selsey! I plucked up the courage and made the call. Gertrude, Patrick's mum, answered. I told her who I was and asked kindly if I might speak with the great man. He came to the phone and there I was, speaking to Patrick Moore....I couldn't believe it. I explained the situation and he immediately agreed to come over, on the conditions that we brought him a pint of beer and some biscuits and did not pay him for his trouble. He duly turned up with a box of slides and nothing else and proceeded to deliver a truly memorable two hour lecture on the subject of the moon and space travel. At the end of the evening, he invited a group of us back to his home to participate in a night observation in his back garden a few weeks hence. We went along, and it was a tremendous night; Both Patrick and his mum were delightful.

His kindness and his ability to engage people of all ages with his captivating delivery and his immense knowledge of the solar system, space flight and all matters associated, was wonderful to behold. He stayed the night of the lecture until everyone bar myself and another member of the committee had gone home, signing his autograph and listening and engaging with anyone and everyone who had a story to tell him.

Those two meetings with Patrick, such a kind, humble and generous man, were wonderful. He will, I am sure, have been happy in his heart to have left this world in the surroundings of his lovely home, Farthings, and I for one will always remember him.

Steve Prankard, Purbook Hampshire

From: Cheryl Carpenter
Country: The Netherlands

Patrick has helped at least three generations love the cosmos. He will be missed by millions. RIP Patrick.

From: Samantha mckenna
Country: UK

I have loved Patrick for many years and so for a birthday surprise my partner Matthew wrote to Patrick asking if we could visit. I have a very treasured letter from Patrick saying that of course we could visit. My partner phoned him to arrange the day but sadly on both occasions Patrick was unwell. I never did get to meet my hero, the man who made me fall in love with the stars and the moon. I hope he is at peace with his beloved mother and Lorna. He was my shining star x

From: JOHN VINES, AFFIMI AMSOE AMIRTE
Country: UNITED KINGDOM

I HAD THE GOOD FORTUNER TO MEET SIR PATRICK AND HIS MOTHER AT FARTHINGS MANY YEARS AGO AND THEY WERE PERFECT HOSTS.SIR PATRICK HAS CONTRIBUTED SO MUCH TO THIS SCIENCE THAT HE IS THE FATHER FIGURE OF ASTRONOMY AND WILL ALWAYS BE SO. HIS INNATE KINDNESS STANDS AS A LESSON TO OTHERS AND I AM SO PLEASED AND THANKFUL THAT DR BRIAN MAY HAS DONE SO MUCH TO MAKE PATRICKS LAST YEARS THAT LITTLE BIT KORE COMFORTABLE. R.I.P. AMONGST THE HEAVENS SIR PATRICK WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU
JOHN EDWARD VINES, AMSOE.,AMIRTE,AFFIMI

From: RB
Country:

Sir Patrick was the inspiration for my taking a keen interest in astronomy many years ago, and helping to give me a good perspective on life in general, both through his shared knowledge and love of astronomy, and through his wonderful sense of humour. I was fortunate enough to meet him very briefly at a lecture he gave. I will miss him as if he were a friend.

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From: David
Country: UK

I never met Patrick but I admired him for his love of animals and his hatred towards fox hunters.

I remember when he appeared on Question Time speaking out against bloodsports. I have tried to find the recording online but it appears to be unavailable.

I will miss Patrick he was a remarkable man and as Brian has said irreplacable.

R.I.P Patrick.

From: Julian
Country: England

Having just read through his lifetime achievements in the BBC Sky at Night Collectors Edition and on-line,I am in awe of such a wonderful human being. His passing will inspire me to take up looking at the stars after having a life time passing interest created by a great man, never to be forgotten.

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From: Miss K West
Country: United Kingdom

Our Planet has lost a lovely caring Gentleman,may he find eternal happiness in Heaven. I have been watching Patrick Moore for years,always interesting,a joy to watch and listen to :o) R.I.P Patrick,you will be greatly missed xxxxx From Karen and her 4 Cats XX

From: S Murphy
Country: Scotland

In tribute to a man who not only valued and followed the stars in the sky but also all around us in the beloved worship of cats!

From: John Winton
Country: UK

I had the great pleasure of spending a few hours with Sir (Call Me Patrick) Patrick Moore at his Selsey Home. I was a Staffordshire Police Officer and was at home in bed when at around 11pm recieved a telephone call out of the blue. The familiar voice said `so, you want to look through my telescope eh?` The first thing I said was `Patrick Moore? what are you doing up at this time of night?` he replied `I am an Astronomer, its my job`. And so, from a flippant remark to my sister saying that I would like to look at the planets, in `real-time` through a decent telescope, began a weird saga in which Patrick began to send me postcards, hand-typed, asking when I was coming down, he rang me also on a number of occasions, one of which was thus..."John, I have locked myself out of the house, can you help me?" I reminded Patrick that I was 200 miles away in Stafford and that I would not be, at that time, much help.
Anyway.. a couple of years later, 2 years ago, I rang Sir Patrick up and asked if I could visit him for the weekend and he said yes, and, my wife and I went down. I have to tell the reader that I am NOT an Astronomer, just a man with an interest in everything. Patrick was a great host and had a great sense of humour. I asked Patrick if he had a small part of something he had admired from so far, for so long, a piece of Moon-Rock. he said, `Of Course Not, its Far Too Valuable`. I left him after giving the great British Icon, another Iconic piece of Britain..... A Policemans helmet. He was delighted.
After I left I thought on what he had said and thought..."Why Should`nt Patrick Moore have a Lunar Sample, he has devoted his Life to the subject matter and done so much for Astronomy for so many. He helped the USA and the USSR in the space-race with no apparant favourtism, giving his expertise freely.
I wrote to many, NASA, President Obama, even contributors to this site here...with NO relies WHATSOEVER.
Sad. Just a small piece, enough for a paperweight or a tie-pin maybe. Not TOO much to ask was it.
RIP Patrick. And well done.

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Wonderful to have the opportunity to sultae Kenneth Patchen! The two Kenneths Rexroth and Patchen were among my earliest loves in poetry. Patchen seemed so bold, so outrageous with his scrawly wild drawings and his scrawly wild imagination. Wild and yet delicate. Reading his work all those years ago now it must be four decades at least gave me an early clue about what the life of a poet might be like: intense, emotional, intuitive. I so admire the fierceness with which he loved and the way his poems call out again and again to the imagination. Though his life was filled with pain, his work is filled with the glory of the imaginative life. And the glory remains.

From: dean croney
Country: england

never missed a sky at night wont be the same without him patrick was a regular on tv before sky at night love to see him then does the bbc keep old archive somewere

From: Ian Norley
Country: UK

I trust that Sir Patrick has now found Lorna once again. That would be nice.

From: Stephen Davies
Country: Wales

I remember back in 1990 or 1991 (I was 5 or 6 years old) I seen an episode of Sky at Night and I have been hooked ever since. Today I finished reading 'The Autobiography'(I did so during work but I promise I have been productive)and it felt as though Patrick was talking to me. This is how I feel whenever I watch him through the television. He had this ability to include the lay person and make it appear as though he was only talking to you. It is a sad that such a charasmatic person with such a diverse bredth of knowledge has passed, taking with him his memories and possibly life-experiences that could be shared and passed on. I never realised Patrick allowed strangers to visit and to peer through his telescope. If I had known I would love to have met the person who encouraged me to open my mind, ask questions and learn; not just with astonomy but also in a philosophical sense. I regret not studying astronomy at degree level; instead I opted for criminology (masters), but then Patrick did not have a degree either yet he made managed to acheive many great things without it. So I know that this does not matter, and I will be sure to continue with my interest in astronomy. My only regret is that currently I am saving for a telescope; I have been intending to save for a while but I am like my father - it'll takle a decade before I get round to it, and I intended on asking Patrick his advice on what my best option would be. Looking around there is so much information and I am still none-the-wiser. Anytime I think of astronomy, the moon, planets, space exploration, I think of Patrick. If ever you were confused by some event you could always rely on the Sky at Night, moreover Patrick, to explain it to you in such a way even a fool could understand. He will be missed by so many. My thoughts go out to Patrick, his family and his friends at this sad time. An true eccentric with a heart of gold who says it how it is, taking no prisoners!

From: Keith Gilliver
Country: England

I imagine that like me,a lot of people will feel that astronomy as now lost its leader.The loss of such a very influential person is difficult to come to terms with. But I am sure that Patrick would wish us all to carry on without him and continue to seek pleasure from our interest in astronomy.

From: AdrianBarritt
Country: Sussex!

Gaze on in peace for ever, Patrick.

From: Geoffrey A Parker
Country: i

I first became interested in astronomy in 1972. On my eighth birthday I was given a copy of his book Challenge of the stars, which I still have. As I grew older I began to watch The Sky at Night on television as I still do. It was Sir Patrick's obvious enthusiasm and love of astronomy that started mine. His recent death saddened me greatly. He can never be replaced. My condolences to all those who were close to him.

From: Matt
Country: England

His program was awesome couldn't wait for each new episode every month.

From: Stuart & Kim
Country: United Kingdom, South Yorkshire

"Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy."

Farewell Patrick we will miss you.

Stuart & Kim - amateur astronomers.

From: Dr Sushrut Patel
Country: India

Patrick Moore was an inspirational figure - it was because of him and his books on astronomy (and some of Gujarati author's books), I first looked at the stars. Sir Moore helped me in sky watching! He was great author. His language was simple and lucid. He was renowned Astronomer and popularize science. Patrick you will be missed by so many! God bless you Sir!
--Dr Sushrut M. Patel, Ahemedabad ,Gujarat, India

From: Ed
Country: UK

Patrick Moores enthusiasm during the Apollo space program was the main reason I looked towards the heavens. I have not stopped looking since.
Thank you Patrick

From: Frankie E Williams
Country:

You showed me the way to the stars from one of your first books and then from the sky at night, may you rest in peace and travel the universe.And when I look up I think of you.

Thank you

From: Charles Detheridge
Country: England

To my disgrace I find that despite the use of a computer - I spelt Sir Patrick's name incorrectly. I obviously need a 1911 typewriter to do things correctly - another lesson from him.

C

From: Charles Detheridge
Country: England

A remarkable man, with the gift of communication, the ability to speak his mind - and the much-appreciated ability to demonstrate WHAT was surrounding you on this small dot in space - and to think about it.
I am also proud to say that I choose Sir Partick as MY sartorial icon - THAT is the way to wear a suit. Much missed already.

From: Marian McNulty
Country: Ireland

Sir Patrick Moore, appeared to be totally irrepresible, with a personality that created a magnetic force of its own. A man whose exuberance and creativity was totally real and not played for the cameras. A light has dimmed on this earth, let's hope it emerges in those night skys. Rest in peace.

From: Dr Connor Moss
Country:

Sir Patrick has been inspiring me all my life, with a passion and enthusiasm that made it exciting and fun to spend time gazing into the sky at wonder... A sad loss, but will always be remembered as long as we all continue to look up and share whatever knowledge we can with whoever we can.... The first star I see each night will be receive a salute in your honour...
Good night and God bless

From: Richard Lewis ap Davies
Country: Wales/Cymru

Patrick made everyone young & old interested in viewing the heavens with his zest for knowledge & enthusiasm for all things space. Sadly Patrick's gone and will always be remembered fondly but is now amongst the stars he once gazed at and is one with the universe.

From: Ron Atkins
Country: Worcester UK

It is indeed a sad and great loss to us all.
Like many others all over the world Patrick has had a big influence on my interest in Astronomy.
I was fortunate to visit him at his home recently and shared a glass of wine on that occasion.
He was the perfect host and a true gentleman and I count myself lucky to have such a special memory of the great man.
Rest in peace Sir Patrick, we will miss you.

From: Alan Whitefoot
Country:

It's one small step for Sir Pat, one giant leap for spacekind

From: Rodney Austin
Country: New Zealand

Sir Patrick was one of those people who encouraged my very early efforts in astronomy. Many years later in 1983, I had the honour of driving him out to the then Tikorangi Observatory north of New Plymouth, New Zealand, on his first visit here. One of those really fascinating evenings when I discovered far more about Patrick the man; than I could have ever suspected. A wonderful sense of humour and fund of information. We will all really miss him.

From: Wayne Strong
Country: UK

Whilst I never met Sir Patrick, his books and TV work greatly encouraged and nurtured an interest in astronomy from an early age.What an inspirational character, he will be greatly missed.

From: Jim McCafferty
Country: DERRY NORTHERN IRELAND

I wrote to SIr Patrick on two occasions regarding photographic slides I sent him not expecting any replies, but to my utter amazement he replied to both letters.
This was an example of his generosity considering the huge amount of mail he must have received. He ignited my interest in astronomy and the Sky at NIght programme was not to be missed. A huge loss to astronomy and he will never be replaced. I found Dr Brian May's personal tribute to SIr Patrick very moving

From: Beatrice
Country: UK and Switzerland

I am very privileged to have known this great and kind man. I shall never forget him.

From: David Bullard
Country: South Africa

I've only just picked up the news that Patrick Moore died on the 9th December (my 60th birthday as it happens). I felt terribly and inexplicably sad at the news....inexplicably because I had never met Sir Patrick but had grown up with the Sky at Night and felt I knew the man personally. Then I read Brian May's wonderful tribute and everything made sense. Patrick Moore's was certainly a life fully lived. RIP

From: David
Country: Norterh Ireland

Thank you Patrick for all the fantastic years you gave us. You were one in a million.

From: Marc Holman
Country: United Kingdom

There can be only one PM and its not david cameron. RIP Patrick the stars belong to you. You are the sky at night

From: sarah trueman
Country: UK

I was deeply touched by how much Sir Patrick loved & adored his cats. I almost wrote to him, as we had an identical cat to the beautiful black & white cat, which he holds in his arms in the picture. Our 'Penny' died two years ago, suddenly from an enlarged heart.She was only 7 and was such a special beloved cat. His cat & our Penny could simply have been the same cat from photographs. I wish I had wrote to him. RIP Sir Patrick, you will be missed. Best wishes to your family & friends Sarah

From: sarah trueman
Country: UK

I was deeply touched by how much Sir Patrick loved & adored his cats. I almost wrote to him, as we had an identical cat to the beautiful black & white cat, which he holds in his arms in the picture. Our 'Penny' died two years ago, suddenly from an enlarged heart.She was only 7 and was such a special beloved cat. His cat & our Penny could simply have been the same cat from photographs. I wish I had wrote to him. RIP Sir Patrick, you will be missed. Best wishes to your family & friends Sarah

From: Jerz Jurkiewicz
Country: Guernsey

I first saw Patrick on the Sky at Night when I was six years old in 1959 and have watched him and the programme ever since. Like many, many others, it was his persona that captivated me and led me into astronomy, space and frankly, Patrick Moore. I only saw him twice in Guernsey but I was mesmerised by him. I particularly remember him taking us (the audience) on a trip around the solar system with his slides whilst telling the projectionist off for shining the light into his eyes. If I remember rightly he would ask what was wanted of him, take the slides out of the box that were not needed and simply walk out onto the stage to give an in depth presentation. His knowledge and presentation abilities were truly unique and can't be emulated. But more than that he was a truly genuine person. Until recently I had not realised how much help he had given to aspiring astronomers and others. I have read his autobiography many times but of course, Patrick would not mention any of this. Sadly, there are not many inspirational heroes of his stature left, but perhaps that is as it should be. He was truly a "Star"

From: mick murphy
Country: Rep Of Ireland

You were a real inspiration to me and that's why i got in to astronomy. You made it funny and worthwhile to love this hobby.

You will be missed very much, here is a few lines from a song i love and i hope people like this.

Look up to the sky up towards the north there's a bright new star brightly shining forth it's shining oh so bright from Heaven above gee were gonna miss you everybody sends their love.

rest in peace Sir Patrick

mick murphy

From: David French
Country: England

In tribute to Sir Patrick, I must say I have never met a kinder, more thoughtful person - despite his international fame. He always managed to make time for a chat etc. Nothing was ever too much trouble.

I am very proud to say that I have been in contact with Sir Patrick since 1976 when I was 20. I had been very ill with Cancer since I was 14 - which I fought and beat 3 times!

Two of my friends visited him and told him about me. He gave them signed copies of 2 of his books for me, and a personal message, written on his old typewriter, which I treasure.

A short time later he phoned me and promised to visit sometime, but it was not to be. He had an accident and damaged his hands, so he was not able to travel up to Colchester to meet-up.

We have stayed in-touch by letter and the odd phone call since then. I always sent him Birthday, Easter and Christmas cards and he often sent messages in return.

I had just bought his xmas card the day before news of his death reached me. Like many others here who knew him personally, I treasure his friendship and will always remember him.

From: David Barton
Country: England

Two years ago I wrote to Sir Patrick to ask him if I could take some photographs of him for a project I was undertaking. The day after posting the letter, I was out, but when I returned, there was a message from Patrick. I have no recording of it, other than what is in my head. His first words were: "This is Patrick Moore. Heaven knows why you want to photograph me but I don't in the least mind. I'm here all the time." It was too late to phone him on that day, but before I'd had a chance to phone him the following day, the post arrived with a letter from him in which he wrote, 'I tried to phone you yesterday, but with a complete lack of success'. I did phone him and went to see him. How wonderful to have spent an hour and a half with such a great man - and not just as an astronomer, but as a human being! It would take too long to speak about my time with him, but when I found it somewhat difficult to get decent photographs due to limited available light and a cramped space, he suggested we go into the garden. His carer said, "Patrick, I don't think you should," but he insisted that it would be all right. We did and I took one of my best portraits ever. I'd hoped to visit him again, but it never happened. I can truly say that, outside of family members, Patrick was truly the most considerate, warm-hearted, generous person I have ever met. I envy you, Brian, for having had so many happy times with him. Oh, and when I was there, I even got to feed Ptolemy, the cat! Thank you, Patrick.

From: tony
Country: england

loved to watch sky at night but mainly because of patrick.it will be strange not seeing him monthly. rest in peace to the great mam x x

From: Michaela Annetts
Country:

You will be greatly missed, and it will be so strange watching the sky at night without you.
Thankyou for changing my life x

From: Adriana Solari
Country: GB

Sir Patrick you will be profoundely missed! Your charisma and your passionate voice have been my inspiration for the last two decades...
Sky at Night will never be the same without you: your disciples will be carrying the torch but, again, I will miss you!
Thank you for all the joy and knowledge you have granted to the whole world!!!
Adriana Solari

From: Mark Thurston
Country: UK

You were a wonderful man Sir Patrick. I will miss you dearly and will never forget you! We were truly blessed to have you.

Astronomy will never be the same without you.

God bless and until we all meet again - Clear Skies Sir Patrick!

From: Simon
Country: England

I want more moore
(A poem written to celebrate the
50th anniversary of 'the sky at night')

I want more.
I want more Patrick Moore: Patrick Moore, Sir Patrick Moore
He describes the starry law with just the right amount of
Gravity.
On other channels, there's swearing and porn but he scorns them all without a hint of depravity.
From Halley's Comet to Alpha Centauri, he
Knows his pulsars from his parsecs, he
Tells why Mars is a red planet rather than yellow
He's seen many more stars than OK! or Hello!

Patrick Moore, Sir Patrick Moore: he is 84.
And still he transports us from the physical to the ethereal for
His passion for the universe's raw materials remains undimmed:
He is no white dwarf or neutron star,
And he helps us to see far and wide
To galaxies outside our tiny selves.

I want more.
I want more Patrick Moore, for
He knows that Ursa Major means "the Great Bear",
And it's quite comforting to know that he's there
For a lunar eclipse or a solar flare and
His monocled delivery's never a bore, never monotone
He spends nights with his telescope but otherwise alone
And he's very adept on the xylophone.

Patrick Moore, Sir Patrick Moore:
Recently a Radio 4 presenter or journalist
Said that he was a great "astrologist".
But she missed the point with that misnomer
For he is the Plato of Pluto, a kind of universal Homer
And surely the world's best loved
Astronomer:
A black hole or event horizon becomes arresting because
He makes astronomy accessible and interesting with
His late-night chatter as he spins the planetary platter
He makes even anti-matter matter.
I want more.
I want more Moore.

But one day a time will come when he'll be no more:
On that fateful final day when
The monocle and star charts are finally put away, some say
That if you look up carefully to the sky at night
You'll see him squinting down on you
Through his telescopic sight.
Forever
Moore.

From: Paul Wolstenholme
Country: UK

We have lost both Arthur Clarke and Patrick Moore, two of the world's greatest astronomy and space exploration communicators, in a relatevely short space of time. It is doubtful if we will ever again see two such inspirational characters. The world is a poorer place without them.

From: Les Higgins
Country: UK

There are few truly great human beings alive at any one time but Patrick was one of them. Like so many, I was inspired by him at an early age to take a life-long interest in astronomy. Quirky, sceptical, inspirational, ... how many adjectives do you want? I think Patrick would understand what I meant if I were to describe him as Technicolour Black-and-White. Great, great man. I thank God I got to live in something like the same corner of space-time as him.

From: Becky Weller
Country:

Hi I live in selsey , we will so miss him x

From:
Country:

Hi I live in selsey , we will so miss him x

From: james bowman
Country: United Kingdom

ae vary rare man who knew the value of everything and the cost of nothing.an honourable gesture also made by brian may.glad to realise that greed does not rule all.

From: Stefan Jan Zietara
Country: UAE

I will always treasure the moments I spent with Patrick at Farthings. We became good friends over the last 10 years and shared many of the recent major astronomical events. I last spoke with Patrick back in June when I called him to speak about the Venus transit. I told him that I'd be watching the event with he Dubai Astronomy group at the American University In Sharjah. He was sad not to be able to join us in the sun.
It was a huge honour and privaledge to have known him and to have been part of his inner circle. He was a remarkable man. I will miss him dearly.

From: Christopher Murfin
Country: England

For 43 and a half years, I have always enjoyed watching Sir Patrick on The Sky at Night. One moment that stands out in my mind is the BBC broadcast of Apollo 11 landing on the Moon, with Patrick Moore and James Burke as two of the presenters. I do feel truly privileged to have seen such a major event in World history, and I was only between 3 and a half and 4 years old at the time. May Sir Patrick Moore Rest In Peace somewhere in the Night Sky.

From: Graham Cox
Country: United Kingdom

I just wish to express my thanks for all that Patrick did for others throughout his life, and the enthusiasm with which he faced life. He is an example to us all.

I, like most of those who felt compelled to write here, have fond memories of staying up late to watch Patrick on the Sky at night. His manner was always polite and inquisitive, and he never seemed to pretend that he knew more than his guests. I have heard many more examples over this week since his death which highlight what a remarkable and humble man he was.

No-one wants to face the prospect of death, but maybe Patrick can reminds us all to grab each day with the same exuberance. We are so fortunate that he lived at a time where his contribution could be so thoroughly documented - his life's work will outlive us all. I know Patrick was not religious, but I would hope he would not disagree with the thoughts expressed in the Bible at Ecclesiastes 7:1-2.

From: billshen
Country: china

2012,那么多人离开了地球,是去登船人吗?

From: Ross McNeillie
Country: Scotland

I think the first memory I have of Patrick was when I was 7, when the Comet Hale-Bopp made it's stunning appearance, that was the first time I saw the Sky at Night. Needless to say, I'm still doing astronomy whenever I can. On the night of the day Patrick died, I went outside and the sky was the clearest I have seen it in years, complete with a shooting star...the World has lost a unique and one of a kind gentleman and he will never be forgotten.

From: Kenny Crossland
Country: Liverpool UK

He inspired me to look up to the sky's and open my mind to endless possibilities. I will miss watching him on his program. You were an inspiration. It's just goodnight for now.

From: Frank Brannigan
Country: England

Sorry to hear that the great man has gone. Back in about 1980 I was lucky enough to meet Patrick at "Farthings" in Selsey. He gave me tea and showed me around his amazing garden with all of the astronomical instruments scattered about. I even met his mum & have a photo of the occasion. Yes - he did get me into astronomy; like so many others!
Thank you Patrick!!

From: Paul Crossland
Country: Liverpool UK

Inspired me to look up to the heavens.
A National Treasure, always willing to help. R.I.P. and God Bless Patrick.
I will miss you.

From: joe lingane
Country: ireland

Patrick was a cheery sort. I have one of his first books Astronomy which fascinated me as a child. RIP

From: Dennis White
Country: England

Back in the 1970s and 80s, I ran an extra curricular Astronomy Group, at Crofton School in Stubbington, Hampshire. I wrote to Patrick and he was only too pleased to have some of my pupils visit his home in Selsey on a Saturday morning. Several groups of two or three pupils went and Patrick was so kind and encouraging. A true inspiration. Rest in peace, God bless you Patrick. From Dennis White

From: Ruben Hillier
Country: Australia

Since watching Patrick Moore on BBC2 in the 70s as a child I have always loved his forthright demeanour offset by his devilish sense of humour.

Thank you Ricky Halpin and others for sharing all those wonderful stories. Werent we all lucky to have known him?

Goodnight Sir Patrick.

Ruben

From: MIKE KENT
Country:

i did not realize that Patrick had inspired so many people with personal replies.

I wish that I had met him in person.

I still have the reply (regarding Moon Maps),,, a treasured memory.

Mike Kent, Whitstable, Kent

From: John Dunlop
Country: New Zealand

Perhaps Patrick was the premier astronomy presenter ever.
I still remember the time at Stardome Observatory in Auckland when he hunched over the Observatory's flash new laptop during a visit late last century. He was eagerly watching a very slow NASA web feed of the latest spacecraft landing.

From: Robert Loughnane
Country: Republic of Ireland

Although he had questionable politics by today's imperious standards, his longevity and dedication remain the most steadfast which will inspire innumerable generations to come. As a lapse Astronomer by my own standards (standards largely influenced by Sir Patrick and other enthusiastic Astronomers interviewed on the Sky of Night), I would like to think that his ability to fire over the boughs of current affairs and public opinion with his monthly late night contributions will provide some of us with added enthusiasm to deliver the nuances and impeccability of this subject with added gusto. Goodnight Sir Patrick.

From: Alan G. Barker
Country: Great Britain

Allthough we never met I feel I have lost a great friend I tried never to miss his monthly program For me whenever I look up at the Night Sky I will remember Him A New Star must bear his name somewhere God bless you Patrick

From: Rob
Country: England

The great man has left us but will never be forgotten I consider myself one of the fortunate ones to have meet Sir Patrick not once but twice and some off the story's he told us in his study where priceless he had a fantastic wit and a great sense of humour and I will always remember sharing a curry with him in his dining room.
RIP Patrick you will be missed by so many

From: Dr. Maynard Pittendreigh
Country: USA

I had the opportunity to share some observation reports and photos with Sir Patrick Moore. His response was so kind and gracious. He was so welcoming and encouraging. A perfect mentor and teacher.

From: Daniel Root
Country:

I will always remember him and be inspired by his work.

From: Mark Bowen
Country: UK

:'( God speed, Sir Patrick. Second star to the right and straight on 'till morning. His boundless enthusiasm for astronomy sparked mine, and many countless other's interest in the subject and I will miss my monthly meeting with him very much.

He was a true gentleman, passionate, eccentric, but above all dedicated.

89 all out, but what an innings.

From: Min Stokes
Country: Australia

Like countless children who watched in wonder as Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, I was delighted to be given "A Guide To The Moon" one Christmas, and a telescope the following Christmas! Staying up late to watch The Sky At Night was a treat and I always loved watching Patrick Moore on TV whether it was talking about Astronomy, being a rabbit in The Goodies, playing his Xylophone or so many of his other often very funny guest appearances.
I now live under the Southern Cross but when I travel home to England I am always so happy to see those Northern Hemisphere constellations again and remember how he opened up a whole wonderous world of astronomy to me.
RIP Patrick Moore, a gentleman and a genius. I wish I had been lucky enough to meet you.
Brian, thank you for being there to look out for him and ensuring he was secure in his beloved home.

From: Gareth Ribbon
Country: UK

The very first book of any description I ever read was by Patrick. It introduced me not only to astronomy, but science in general. Thanks Patrick.

From: Ricky Halpim
Country: United Kimgdom

My memories of Sir Patrick Moore by Ricky Halpin.


I first met Patrick in 1969 when I joined Selsey Cricket, and attended the Annual General Meeting of the Club at Patricks house in Selsey, "Farthings"

Although not a player myself, I was elected to the Committee as team Manager.

I have many fond memories of times with Patrick, at the Club, and we always became very good Friends.

Patrick was a bowler, and was very proud of his windmill action, and demonstrated it many times to the amusement of locals and holiday makers, down the middle of the road.

He based his bowling style of C.S "Father" Marriott.

On the odd occasion I played, Patrick was elevated in the batting order to number 10.

He once wrote to me, saying he was looking to score his first hundred ....... In a season !

It the was any fund raising on or work needed doing in the Club, Patrick was always there.

When we built our Pavilion Patrick was there to help, even if it meant putting in screws with a hammer.

One of his favourite stories, was when we hired a petrol driven roller, I helped to get it ready for use, and as Patrick said there were two holes, one for water one for petrol "we got it wrong"

Once Patrick was given the task of organising a disco, no one turned up, Patrick forgot to send the invitations out,

I was lucky enough to appear with other members of the Club on his "This is your Life", in March 1974.

Patrick was always very social, and after Cricket and before we had a Pavilion, we used to drink at the Netherton Night Club in Selsey, we used to often stay till the early hours of the morning, after many Irish whiskeys.

Once one of our junior members turned the sadle around on his bike, Patrick after quite a few drinks, shouted out where have my f*****g handle bars gone !!

On many occasion we had gone back to his house, after a few too many drinks, and once his Mother Gertrude Moore told me off, and told me to bring her son back earlier in future.


Once I went with a Friend, to Lords to see England play Australia, we didn't know Patrick was there, in the lunch interval we went to the back of the Pavilion to see a line of people waiting for his autograph, I got in the queue and handed him a piece of paper for him to autograph, he looked up at me, and recognised me, and signed it "B*****s

In the early days of Selsey Cricket we used to have all the committee meetings at "Farthings" at this time Patrick was Club Secretary, I remember he always used to go to the off license and always got light ales and ciders, when you were offered a drink, you had to take a pewter tankard which would Hang on the wall, we are always warned to blow the dust out and shake them to remove any spiders.

At Club fetes Patrick would always, bat it the nets, and people, paid to try and bowl him out.

Along with Roger Prout , John Green and myself, we were founder members of the Bognor and Selsey Curry club, we went to many restaurants on the first Wednesday of the Month, the Club is still active today.

We went once to the Memories of India restaurant in Bosham, and Patrick walked in, and the manager said welcome famous man, and would he like a drink on the house, he said yes eight gin and tonics, as the rest of us followed him in.

On several occasions Patrick would cook a curry for us at "Farthings", he always put bananas in the curry, and on one occasion made three curries, Mild, medium and, watch out.

Patrick always loved very hot curries, including Phal's

The curries we sometimes washed down with Patricks home made wine, I tried his tea wine once, it had a frothy head, like a pint of beer.

In his house, you never had to ask for drink, you just helped yourself, Patrick called this Farthings rules, later ironmongery rules.

When you arrived at his door the question always was, Tea, Coffee or Alcohol.

Since the early 1970's I was a Typewriter Mechanic and repaired his collection of Typewriters, including his famous Woodstocks.

He once called be to say the typebar on the Woodstock was stuck at a very obscene angle !!

Later on I helped with his Computers, and recorded a programme for BBC2, called computers don't bite, where I introduced Patrick to email.

He never ever admitted it, but he was very competent in the use of computers, and up to the end used to talk to people all over the world on Skype.

He once told me he tried doing a Google search for Uranus rising, and said Chum I got some very strange results.


Over the years Patrick had a motley collection of Cars, his pride and joy was a 1948 Ford Prefect, which he called the Ark, my first ride in it, the car steadily got to 38 MPH, I said so it takes a while to get to top speed, he said the was too speed, and that the day before a three legged dog past him going up Bury Hill.

Once he told me staying at Windsor Castle with the Queen and Prince Phillip, the Prince tried to drive the Ark and Failed, however Her Majesty managed to drive it.


He drove to Broadcasting house on one occasion in the Ark, to record the Sky at Night, when he got to car park, the commissionaire told him someone had dumped and old wreck of a car there, Patrick retorted, bloody cheek that is my car !!!!

Another car a bright yellow Ford Cortina Estate, was called the Banana, and in his early days he had a motorbike call Vesuvius.

One of Patricks loves was parties, and to hold drink parties, and entertain all of us with his collection of audio tapes, with outakes from radio shows.

Then of course play the xylophone and piano, and sometimes his glockenspiel.

Patrick was one of the most generous and kind man you could ever meet, with no longing for material things.

Many young members of the Cricket Club had bats and kit paid for by Patrick.

He would not suffer fools though, and could be very impatient, but a kinder man could not be found, a true British institution and eccentric.

One day someone rang him up, said is that Mr Moore the Astrologer, Patricks answer was, you are wrong on both counts, this is Sir Patrick the astronomer.

I remember once meeting Patrick in Selsey high street on Cricket Club business, he came on his trusty old bike, which had no brakes, he used his shoes to stop, no lights, and odd sized wheels.
He saw me standing on the side of the road, as he put his feet down to stop, the front wheel fell off, with the bike coming to a grinding halt on the fork, much to the amusement of the holiday makers.




I am sure there are hours if stories I could tell about Patrick, but hope his is enough to get on with, please feel free to call to ask me more ?

When I went to Patricks 89th Birthday party this year, I asked how he was, the reply was Chum, mind is fine, body is f****d

That was Patrick.

Ricky Halpin,
45, East Street,
Selsey
West Sussex.

Tel 01243 602522
07968 961323

info@halpins.co.uk

From: Lewis
Country: UAE

The more I learn about Patrick Moore I see that his was a life well lived. His Sky at Night turned me on to astronomy as a boy and I treasured his books. As an adult and teacher I learnt about his philanthropy through a sick, hospitalised student he had become 'an uncle' to. At this student's invitation he gave a public lecture at our school. He was a virtuous, learned and inspiring man on so many levels.

From: Steven bishop
Country: Worcester uk

A very sad time , a very nice down to earth man , when I was only 15 i sent sir Patrick a latter when he replied I could not believe it ! He was also very nice to me on the phone , he sent me many books ! Thank you my dear friend I will miss you and always remember you ! You rest now from your dear friend steven bishop.

From: Dawn butcher
Country:

I will miss you loads you were a wonderful person you always try to help everybody I have known you for over ten years RIP sir Patrick Moore forever in our thoughts xxxx

From: Steve Murray
Country: N Ireland

The passing of a man of great substance.Very sad news but what a legacy to reflect on .

From: Jos Kurvers
Country:

Prachtig en interresant persoon was je Patrick,het gaat je goed.

From: justin gibson
Country: spain

one of the first television personalities to grab my attention was a very animated eccentric larger than life comic book character(sir Patrick ).He could have been talking about anything but luckily for me he introduced me to the fascinating wonders of the universe,and looking simmilar to my own grandfather as mr May mentioned sir Patrick felt like a REAAALY INTERESTING AND FUN UNCLE :).Showing a real interest in what he was telling you and dragging you in...UNIQUE,INSPIRING GENERATIONS THINK ABOUT OUR PLACE IN THE WIDER COSMOS.......R.I.P SIR PATRICK X

From: Peter Earnshaw
Country:

Sir Patrick has become a star himself and we can look up and admire him forever.

From: Kathleen Taylor
Country: England

Very sad to hear of Sir Patrick Moore's death. I will always think of him when looking at the night sky. RIP

From: Kathleen Taylor
Country: England

Very sad to hear of Sir Patrick Moore's death. I will always think of him when looking at the night sky. RIP

From: Diana Lucas
Country: Britain

Thank you Patrick for replying to my 'observation' on your rickety old typewriter,suggesting that it was nothing more spectacular than a firework! I still think that in this case you were wrong?!
Love you anyway!
Wishing you everythig filled with starbright*!
Diana Lucas

From: Bill
Country: England

A truly sad day. The loss of a great man who inspired so many people; me included. Will we ever see the like again? I doubt it.

From: sue
Country:

Thank you Sir Patrick.

From: russell
Country:

Astronomy has lost an enthusiastic, motivational and nurturing champion. A fitting memorial to Sir Patrick would be inspire the next generations as he inspired us.





From: Andy McK
Country: South Wales, UK

The brightest star has gone super nova.
You will be sorely missed Sir Patrick

From: eric jolley
Country: Great Britain

"and one by one the stars will all go out" a star certainly went out when Patrick passed away,an inspiration to generations of amateur astronomers,a great character who will be sadly missed.

From: Steven
Country:

I will miss you so much.

From: Paul Amos
Country: Wales

His enthusiasm for all aspects of astronomy was the reason so many of us became interested in the first place. Reading January's issue of "Sky at Night" magazine is strange knowing that Sir Patrick is no longer with us. he will be deeply missed by us all whether or not we were privileged to meet him.

From: Elaine Sephton
Country: England

I met Sir Patrick in August to do some pictures. I said to him " it must be good to look into the night sky here in Selsey. He replied " not bad, the occasional problem from Aurora Bognor Regis though!! " I loved him, his sense of humour and his absolute kindness.
Two days ago I looked to the dawning sky and saw the thinnest crescent Moon I have ever seen, it was quite the most beautiful moment, and it occurred to me at that moment, he's there. x

From: Alex
Country:

What a great individual! Will be sadly missed.

From: Gary Holmes
Country: England

I only saw him in person twice--once at a lecture in Cambridge in the 1990s, the second from a car (he was riding his bicycle near to his home in Selsey). Despite this, I feel as though I have known him all my life. He was one of my heroes, and I felt enormously proud when two of my questions were used in a recent SKY AT NIGHT book. He inspired us all. We all take a piece of him with us, and through us he will carry one. Patrick lives!

From: Lyndsay
Country: UK

I have asked the chaps at the NASA GRAIL mission if they might name the impact site on the moon in honour of Sir Patrick. Anyone who feels the same way, perhaps drop the GRAIL mission reps a quick email request - there's still time.

From: Rory
Country: uk

may you have a front row seat looking out on the universe sir patrick.

From: Amanda Brown
Country: UK

A great man, who was a friend and neighbour to me for many years. We shared a love of cats and were both so silly about our beloved cats... Jeannie and Ptolemy meant the world to him. I have many happy memories of the parties and the quiet evenings spent at Farthings with Patrick and friends, he truly was the kindest, gentle man that I have been privileged to know and I will miss his generosity and wit. Safe journey Patrick... at last with your love. xx

From: Joe
Country: England

I can just imagine you getting frustrated trying to sort out the declination so you can look down on us!
And what's more you have a new planet to draw once you finished the, no longer dark side, of the moon!

I wonder - were you really the man in the moon all along?

Joe, friends and family.

From: Nick Hartshorne
Country: UK

I'm mourning the loss of a star who became more like a friend in my living room each month for decades. I'm not an astronomer but Patrick was compulsive viewing and accordingly I learned so much about the universe. In the 1990's I clapped loudly with others as Patrick came on stage as guest presenter at philharmonic concerts in Dudley and Walsall - this turned to rapturous applause after he had played xylophone on his compositions 'Hurricane' and 'Phaeton's Ride'. On holiday in Chichester in 1997 I went to a fete in Selsey to be opened by Patrick. This turned out to be in his garden and I was in awe to meet him and being shown the giant telescope. In 1999 at Plymouth I shared his frustration at the clouded out Eclipse. I later attended a lecture of his in Birmingham. Astronomer,writer, broadcaster, musician, sportsman and a good sport - he was a big man in every sense. He is the icon of my lifetime. There will never be another like him in this or future generations. I hope he enjoys peace and the universe in the next world. As a cat lover I hope his pets are cared for. I would love to see his home and belongings preserved by the National Trust.

From: Alan Clitherow
Country:

I have nothing profound to say, I was born the same year as The Sky at Night and have watched it as often as possible ever since. Like many people I wrote to Patrick and received detailed and helpful replies in return. Patrick had no need or reason to do that; it is simply a mark of his quality that he was prepared to devote his time to helping and encourageing amateurs world-wide. I was luck enough to be able to visit his home and he was always unfailingly hospitable. In discussion he would tell you if you were wrong, applaud you if you were right and admit it if he was unsure. In all he was an intelligent and decent gentleman and he will be missed.

From: Alan Osborn
Country: UK

As a teenager I watched the Sky at Night with my father. He had no great desire to study the subject but was entranced by Patrick's boundless enthusiasm. I, of course, caught the bug although I'd had a mild dose from an early age. I can't do better than the chap who said; "The measure of a person's greatness is how much they are missed." A.O Bristol Astronomical Society

From: John1967
Country:

Sir Patrick Moore has been a true inspiration to many astronomers, both amateur and professional. His death is a great loss and the most fitting tribute to his memory is to ensure that amateur astronomy thrives to carry on the legacy that Sir Patrick started.

From: Lee
Country: UK

I wish you well on your journey Sir Patrick & i hope you discover the answers to the questions you pondered over for all those years.
You where a true Master of the Universe and you will be missed by all.
How Lucky i feel to have lived in a time of such great men, How lucky we where to have been blessed with Sir Patrick.
God Speed & Farewell.

From: elena
Country: UK

A truly inspirational human being.
Thank you Patrick for giving us so
much! Will miss you greatly, but you
will live on in our hearts forever!

From: keith morris
Country: United Kingdom

This man was responsible for rekindling my love for astronomy. He will be sadly missed. He had a great life, he inspired generations and probably millions of people.

The greatest memorial anyone can have is not made of stone or bronze, but is measured by how much they are missed.

Keith

From: Steven Mutch
Country: United Kingdom

Sir Patrick was an inspiration to me during my early teen years. His wonderful enthusiasm for astronomy was infectious, cementing a life long passion for the night sky in me and certainly contributing to my decision to study astrophysics at university. My subsequent life and career in science are owed in part to him. He will be greatly missed.

From: Jonathan Mortimer
Country: England

His contribution to astronomy and science was matched only by his modesty.

From: Peter Burt
Country: UK

When I was a child watching watching the Apollo Moon landings in the 1960s/1970s Patrick Moore was an inspiration and he was largely responsible for developing my interest in astronomy. I was fortunate enough to meet him several times and he was always same: approachable, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. A true polymath, but never taking himself too seriously, a great ambassador for astronomy and a natural educator.

His memory will live on in those of us who met him, anybody who has one of his books on their bookshelf or a clip of him on television, and every time we look at the night sky.

Rest in peace.

From: Jim Lodge
Country: U.K.

Patrick's passing leaves a completely unfillable hole at the heart of amateur astronomy.

From: Doc Davies
Country: England

RIP Sir Patrick,
Such an inspiration to so many and so humble too!
Was a freind of my physics teacher when I was in school so I was told about him back then, although I never had the chance to meet him, sadly.
Doc

From: dave hyper
Country:

Going out to the main man Patrick. You will be missed by many. Your contribution to Astronomy has been invaluable and you name will live on forever.

I think you deserve a statue.

Thank You

From: Michael Wilkinson
Country: Netherlands

Sir Patrick Moore may not have had children of his own, but he adopted all amateur astronomers as his (grand)children. The astronomical community (professional and amateur alike) could not have wished for a better instructor, ambassador, and source of inspiration.

From: Steven Andrews
Country: England

A great man,who inspired my love of the stars and planets as a child and whose contribution to astronomy is incalculable. He will be sadly missed.RIP Sir Patrick.

From: michael ainge
Country: uk

Patrick inspired me when i was a 13year old boy.I have always loved Astronomy,and its all down to this great man.
I once sent him a letter,not really expecting a reply,how wrong i was,he replied promptly with lots of encouragement.
We will not see the likes of Patrick again,and he will be greatly missed.

From: David Chipps
Country: Wales, UK

Brilliant, Brilliant Man.

From: Gary H
Country: UK

Top man, funny, witty, straight talking and an inspiration to many.
Helped make our hobby that little bit more acceptable as interesting to the masses.
Wish I had met him, he seemed such a great person.
Hope wherever he is now , he has a great view !

R.I.P. Sir Patrick
Legend

From: Andy Laing
Country: England

An inspiration to so many amateur astronomers. We will miss you so much, Rest in peace.

From: Martin Young
Country: UK

RIP Sir Patrick Moore!! A legend gone, you now have the best view out of us all of the cosmos! you have touched so many people, you will have a place in all our hearts...

From: Misaki
Country: UK

Dear Sir Patrick . You were a guiding light in my astronomy adventure . Rest in peace old freind.

From: Andre Pracz
Country: New Zealand

A larger-than-life character that I have many memories of back to my early childhood, especially during the Apollo moon landings.
A truly unique personality.

From: Paul Johnston
Country: England.

You really was a real star.
Rest in Peace Sir Patrick Moore.

From: Nigel
Country: England

Thank you Sir Patrick for bothering to reach out and share with me your enthusiasm and treasure trove of knowledge of the universe that we inhabit together. You were one of my TV uncles so important to me growing up without a dad. I hope eternity is everything you ever hoped it would be

From: Ian Anthony
Country: UK

Patrick, you inspired me to look to the stars and your books and programes have educated me my whole life. I know you have given much to astronomy/broadcasting and like millions of amature star gazers I thank you for this. I will look for you in the heavens Patrick as I am sure that is where you will be, at peace, with the one you love, lost so long ago.

From: Martin Sloan
Country: Scotland

The world of astronomy will be just that bit dimmer without you, Thank you for passing on your passion to so many.I truly wish you'll get to see those worlds and stars you taught us about for all these years. Will we ever see your likes again, in your own words Sir, We just dont know.

From: Drew Stile
Country: Texas, USA

I was sad to hear about our loss of this great man. I have been an avid fan & have not missed a show since discovering The Sky at Night in 2005. So I was worried when he appeared to be somewhat under the weather in the last few episodes. You will be missed by all who knew you Patrick; thanks for all you did for us!

From: Richard Bernstein
Country: South Africa/UK

One of the first television programmes made by the South African Broadcasting Corporation in the later 1970s was Patrick's "The Southern Skies" which I watched avidly as a child. His radio broadcasts were also always worth tuning in for, and I bought many of his books. We corresponded for a time, and then I met him in London in 1984, and then again many years later in Chichester at the performance of his "Galileo", the CD of which I very happily procured. We were both friends of Jack Bennett, the discoverer of Comet Bennett from South Africa, and Patrick had very fond memories of him. Unfortunately, I missed seeing him on his last trip to South Africa with John Mason in 1990, which was very widely reported in the media there. He was so much a part of my astronomy consciousness, from my earliest, tentative steps into the field, that his death seems an impossible thing. Patrick had become a permanent fixture of the universe! I find it impossible to get this event out of my mind. The world is certainly a very changed place without him, much impoverished.

From: Dan O'Hagan
Country: UK

Growing up, I would take Sir Patrick's books out from the local library, my father made me a planisphere and would video The Sky At Night for me. Though I went on to pursue a career in sports broadcasting, a lifelong interest and passion for astronomy and The Sky At Night programme has stayed with me, often going out at night with my binoculars to observe the heavens. I'm not the kind normally given to such emotion when a public figure dies, but learning of Sir Patrick's passing on Sunday was like losing a close friend. What I will say, is that it is imperative The Sky At Night continues. Public Service Broadcasting in the truest sense, and the best tribute to the great man would be for the show, to nick one of Brian May's song titles, must go on.

From: Peter Firmin
Country: UK

When I was 6 I was given Patricks book on the moon and the Apollo programme. It inspired me to become interested in Space, science and engineering. I was lucky enough to briefly meet Patrick on the Meridian day celebration at Greenwich whilst crossing the Meridian. I hope Patricks legacy of the Sky at night can continue.
It would be the greatest tribute if his family of friends and personalities will guest present on the programme. On the day he died the Sky was clear and the stars were just that little bit brighter from Patrick's energy and enthusiasm, he will live on forever in our hearts and minds.

From: John Wallace
Country: Saudi Arabia

I only watched occasional programmes of "The Sky at Night" and was never deeply interested in astronomy. I did see some of the first, at the age of seven, and was aware that he had a special touch which made an abstruse subject understandable and fascinating.

But the good he did for humanity went far beyond that. I shoot and fish, and think foxhunting ought to be left alone. Others are women or homosexuals, or even believe passionately in immigration or European unity. Every one of us, probably, can find causes dear to us espoused and others deeply oppposed, by a man so fundamentally decent that we cannot attribute it to stupidity or vice. It is extremely good for us that this should be so.

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From: Glenn Tingle
Country: England

Patrick was not just all the things we all know him for but was also the Hon President of the Norwich North branch of UKIP - a great honour for us! My wife and I visited Patrick several times and were truly awestruck by his presence his generosity and knowledge. He personally supported me in governmental elections and a quote I would like to leave is this - after the 2010 gen election he called me and said "I didn't realise there was is un-discovered planet over Norwich"! When I asked what he meant he said "this must be where everybody has been living for the last year as they still voted labour and Conservative". A real hero and the most down to earth person I have ever met. Michelle and I will always miss you!

From: Helen Marshall (Mrs)
Country:

I was saddened to hear of the death of Sir Patrick Moore. It was Patrick's Sky At Night programme in the late 1950's that started a life long interest in astronomy for me. His enthusiasm was infectious and his ability to communicate second to none.

Roland and I were introduced to Sir Patrick in 2001 when he visited Scarborough to open their new observatory in Dalby Forest. We found him to be very approachable and down to earth.

Astronomy couldn't have had a better ambassador.

From: Alan Martin
Country: UK

As a small boy I would watch Patrick on TV and he inspired me to ask for a telescope for xmas and without Patrick inspiring me I would not be into astronomy. Brian May inspires me too First his guitar playing second his astronomy. I had to buy the book Bang history of the universe when it first came out. I will miss seeing Patrick on the Sky at Night and any other TV appearance. Rest in piece.
Alan

From: Terry Byatt
Country: England

Patrick has not gone, he will be there every time I look up at a starlight sky.

From: Rick Mulheirn
Country: UK.

Sir Patrick Moore was an inspiration, an institution and a national treasure who will be so greatly missed.
But above all... he was a true gentleman. RIP Sir Patrick.

From: Emi
Country: Argentina

I've recently read about you Patrick Moore. Such a fantastic phenomenon was this man. So sad he passed away. I send my blessings to family. Rest in Peace Genius

From: Ed
Country: UK

Rest in peace Patrick. I remember begging my parents to stay up to watch The Sky at Night. Your infectious enthusiasm meant that I studied 'O' level Astronomy and maintained an interest ever since. I once spoke you on the phone about the asteroid Eros in 1976; you were courteous, patient and helpful. Thankyou for everything Sir Patrick; you were a real one-off,and,sadly. we will never see the likes of you again.I saw Orion in all it's glory last night-the first constellation I identified from one of you books-and I will think of you whilst surveying the heavens.

From: Susan Rowe
Country: UK

rest in Peace Sir Patrick. Yu were a great man and a gentleman and compassionate. You were an animal lover and a great friend.

From: Susan Rowe
Country: UK

rest in Peace Sir Patrick. Yu were a great man and a gentleman and compassionate. You were an animal lover and a great friend.

From: Derek
Country: England

Thankyou Patrick for teaching me the wonders of the Universe.Your passing has left a massive void in the world of Astronomy. One that will never be filled.I know that were ever you are that you have Lorna by your side, your Family, and your beloved Cats. R.I.P.Sir Patrick

From: Benjamin Edward Kirkup
Country: England

Thank you Sir Patrick, in a medium fuller by the day with cheap reality shows, soups and soul disturbingly trivial 'documentaries' you stayed true to yourself. Your passion for you interest oozed out and transfixed me since childhood. You were like a drink of fine whiskey amongst a cellar of cheap 'alco-pops. For millions of people you'll forever be up there in the stars which thanks to you have become out passion. Rest in peace.

From: Benjamin Edward Kirkup
Country: England

Thank you Sir Patrick, in a medium fuller by the day with cheap reality shows, soups and soul disturbingly trivial 'documentaries' you stayed true to yourself. Your passion for you interest oozed out and transfixed me since childhood. You were like a drink of fine whiskey amongst a cellar of cheap 'alco-pops. For millions of people you'll forever be up there in the stars which thanks to you have become out passion. Rest in peace.

From: Bob Larcher
Country:

What a great man! I first discovered him over 45 years ago when I started my interest in astronomy - his enthusiasm on "Sky at Night" was a great motivator for me to go out into the garden on some very cold winter nights.

I think I still have some copies of his year books that I bought in the late sixties early seventies.

I never met him but for someone "up in the stars" he seemed "very down to earth".

From: Graham Lloyd
Country: England

I remember the truly inspirational talks he gave regularly to the Junior Astronomical Society at Caxton Hall in the 1950s. He would always make a point of greeting younger members and giving some words of encouragement. I still cherish my copy of "The Boy's Book of Astronomy", autographed with a kind message in 1959. A great man who will be sadly missed.

From: Anneke Cox
Country: Uk

I love watching the Sky at Night and I thank the heavens for Sir Patrick. I think he was a great man who will be remembered for his humour as well as his knowledge for a very long time to come. I salute you Sir Patrick!

From: Carol McKendrick
Country:

The Patrick Moore Winter Marathon has made me look at the stars in more depth and given me great happiness. Thank you Sir Patrick. RIGH (Rest in Great Happiness)

From: David
Country:

I watched "The Sky at Night" many times and always found Patrick to be the kind of TV host who could draw you in with his warmth and charm. I have not watched the program in many years since it is not broadcast in the country where I now live, but I am very sorry to hear of his passing. He will truly be missed, but he will live on in the impressive legacy he has left with us.

From: Jerry Stone
Country: England

I am the founder of the Sir Arthur Clarke Awards, which are the Space equivalent of the Oscars. They are intended to recognise space-related achievement in various categories.
At the very first awards event in 2005, Patrick won the award for Best Written Presentation, along with David Hardy, for their book: "Futures - 50 Years of Space". He was unable to attend the event and I was very pleased to present his award to him at his home in Selsey.
Two years later, The Sky At Night won the Award for Best TV / Radio Presentation, and Patrick won the Inspiration award. I presented both awards at the special event at Patrick's home to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Sky At Night.
It was a genuine privilege to present these awards to someone who has probably inspired more people than anyone else into the field of astronomy.
I last met Patrick at the second "Patrick's Picnic" in July, when he hosted around 100 members of the British Interplanetary Society in his garden.
You can see photos from these events on my tribute page on my website at http://www.spaceflight-uk.com
There will never be anyone else like Patrick. His aim was alway to help and encourage others, which he did to a degree that really was quite remarkable.
We shall all miss him dearly.

From: Andrew Rose
Country: UK

yours will be a face and voice sadly missed..A true gentleman with a wealth of knowlege

RIP Sir Patrick

From: John Foley
Country: Ireland

R.I.P. Sir Patrick, Wishing you a speedy Journey and 'Clear skies' Good Night

From: Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand
Country: New Zealand


It is with some sadness that the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand learned of the passing of Sir Patrick Moore CBE, FRS, FRAS. We would like to pass on our condolences to his family and friends. Through his work, Sir Patrick has left a legacy that will continue to awaken and educate many in astronomy.
Sir Patrick was made an honorary member of the society in 1983 during a visit to New Zealand and attended the joint RASNZ/ASA conference in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1993. After the 1993 combined conference in Christchurch he attended the Photo Electric Photometry 3 (variable star) symposium in Hamner Springs and then travelled to Black Birch to the US Naval Observatory up on the Black Birch Range South of Blenheim. He also travelled to Wellington and enthralled a 300 strong audience with a talk about the Solar System.
Through his various publications and television shows he was an inspiration to generations of New Zealanders and that inspiration lead many kiwis to gaze at the stars with interest and awe. Such was his appeal that each year members of the society were keen to again recognise him by sending him greetings. Sir Patrick would often take the time to reply, by letter or by phone.
This great man will be missed by many New Zealanders.


Rory O’Keeffe
Secretary

From: John Anderson
Country: England

From the boy to a man who looked at the night sky and wondered to the man and legend who looked at the night sky and sought the truth. I'm forever in your debt.

From: David Gentry
Country: England

As a 13 year old boy myself and my neighbour Stephen Earl(14) wrote to Patrick Moore in 1973 to ask whether we could see his telescopes. To out utter surprise he invited both of us to his home 'Farthings'. Stephen's Dad ,Tony, drove from North Kent to Selsey. We had a wonderful evening, Patrick made us very welcome, and we were lucky enough to have a clear sky so could look through two of his telescopes. It left a lasting impression of his immense generosity. Reading his obituaries I realise he made similar gestures with other children's request - it wasn't just us! An article about our extraordinary visit appeared sometime later in a local paper The Kentish Times.

From: Mark Gowers
Country:

I particularly liked Patrick's sense of humour. One of many of his books I read probably in about 1975 explained how to make a reflecting telescope and that it was feasible to grind one's own main mirror. I can remember he sounded a note of caution as it was exacting work and the curve of the glass had to be spot on. He concluded by saying something like" there will be times when the hapless amateur telescope making might feel inclined to hurl the mirror on to the floor and stamp on the broken pieces! (it helps if you imagine the voice!) I also remember him describing an historical voyage to study a transit of venus. I recall he described a succession of adventures, trouble with natives, tropical illnesses, ship wrecks etc and when the time for the transit came it was cloudy!. Then several years later the same explorer set off on another expedition for the 2nd of the transit pair which was beset with similar problems. Patrick's understatement " one imagines his enthusiasm for transits was somewhat diminished" had me in hysterics and has stayed wish me for years.
A true gentleman who will be greatly missed.

From: Stephen Bryan
Country: Ireland

Shine On You Crazy Diamond

From: Lynn Aoki
Country: Scotland

A one off, you will be sadly missed! RIP Sir Patrick
x

From: Andrew Smazogz
Country: Gorleston, UK

Sir Patrick Moore is the Grandfather of the Televised Universe. His whole character, charm and inquisitive nature have always inspired me on an enormous level. The Sky at Night would not have been The Sky at Night without Patrick. He is fantastic man who others should aspire to be like - Peaceful, insightful, intelligent, unafraid of the unknown or the misunderstood. You will always live on as you have attuned to millions of people worldwide - and possibly beyond. I love you, old friend. Rest in Peace.

From: Chris
Country: UK

I didn't know Patrick Moore but at 43 years of age, he has been a constant presence throughout my life albeit sporadically and infrequently. I can't say I know too much about astronomy but his warmth and enthusiasm for his subject meant that for me and many others he was an omnipresent public figure, a celebrity who earned the title and one that was inspirational. Though it will sound pithy to say that he seemed like a genuinely nice man, he clearly was exactly that and one that we would all like to imagine we could be but alas we are less tolerant, less patient...

From: steve
Country: liverpool england

the greatest testament to this great man is that he was the amateur that every professional would like to be r i p sir patrick.

From: Mike Butterfield
Country: UK

RIP Sir Patrick.

You have studied the heavens and inspired many, including myself, to take an interest in our place in the universe, through your infectious enthusiasm. Now that you are up there, in the heavens, is it all you thought it was from down here?

You will be missed as few others are missed.

Mike

From: Rhys Thomas
Country: UK

So long Patrick Moore. For most the star in The Sky at Night and for many, like me, the much loved and iconic Gamesmaster. Goodbye. You will be missed.

From: DAVE
Country: Germany

RIP Patrick,miss him.............always liked his car...............Morris Minor,may he rest in peace and we will never forget him:-)D

From: Stewart
Country:

A true gentleman RIP

From: Alison Holt
Country: England

The world has lost a true gentleman and inspiration. I will miss you x

From: brian riley
Country: england

I sent several letters to Patrick and he promptly answered all of them. the first from 2007 was banged out on his old woodstock -- i shall treasure it and i am sure there are 1000s who also have such. Over the last years we annually attended Patricks annual summer garden parties to raise money for charities like the cats protection league. He allways appeared and we had the opportunity to speak to him. The sky at night must continue and Farthings should be a shrine to Patrick and his work ----I would like to see a statue of Patrick on the seafront, looking not out to sea but up at the stars !

From: Roger Bailey
Country: uk

Patrick was there all my life. My interest in astronomy was stimulated by this incredible man. I am not an astronomy buff. I was transported into so many worlds, delighted by Patrick's wonderful personality and incredible enthusiasm. Briefed by this wonderful gentleman through the first moon landing, Patrick's magic was ours, at home, here. He has left me with an indelible memory of his warmth, character and eccenticity, he was part of our culture.

From: michael purcellI
Country: Ireland

What to say that hasn't been voiced already.He was a great talented man who inspired many other astronomers both amateur and professional, and enthused us where many would not have.I Hope all his work will be curated and preserved for many generations to come.

From: Mark Lever
Country: UK

God be with you, Patrick; the universe, although understood much better now by countless thousands because of you, will be a far darker place without you.

And may I offer my best wishes and heartfelt sorry to your family at this, the saddest of times.

Mark Lever.

From: Mrs Sandra Chamberlain
Country: England

"i never completely understood all of Sir Patricks observations;but he made the programme such compulsive viewing,that I hated missing any!Rest in Peace,to a Bright Shining Star-you were eccentric,clever and a complete UNIQUE SOUL."xxxxxxxxxx

From: Colin
Country: UK

The word legend is often banded about and over used in the modern era, but it hardly does enough to summarise Sir Patrick Moore. A true British institution, one we should be proud of and one whose life we should celebrate fondly. He will be missed.

From: John Buchanan
Country: Scotland

Rest in peace, Patrick. Such a huge loss to the world, but we were lucky to have you for your 89 years.

Thank you for helping me look up and making my life so much richer for it.

From: Neil
Country:

Dearest Sir Patrick,
I just wanted to say thank you for making the space beyond our own so interesting to me since childhood.I shall try to pass your passion on to my own children.When I look up I will always think of you.Many many thanks.

Neil

From: Mario Rosario
Country: Portugal and UK

Thank you for making us look up to the stars....
You will be missed

From: Sally Hooper
Country: United Kingdom

I was saddened to hear of the death of Sir Patrick, who was able, in his own inimitable way, managed to make astronomy and science in general interesting to the general public. People like me in fact. I had the privilege to hear Sir Patrick talk on a couple of occasions and he was always the same, keen to take questions and to engage with people. My condolences to his family and friends. We will all be much the poorer without him.

If it does not already exist, should we not ensure his name lives on and call a feature on the moon after him. The Patrick Moore Crater has a great ring to it.

From:
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YOu were such an amazing man, I have enjoyed your work and admired your enthusiasm.

Thank you, R.I.P

From: Stephen Thair
Country: England

I was brought up in East Grinstead in the 1950's and 60's where Patrick lived before moving to Selsey. He was a great supporter of the 1st. East Grinstead Scout Group. I - and my contempories in the Scout Group - were thus fortunate to have obtained our Astronomy Badges having been tutored by Patrick. I can remember visiting his house and chatting to him in the summer house in his garden where he did his writing.
He was very generous with his time and was a great inspiration to us.
Two anecdotes:
My father who was I think Chairman of the Scout Group at the time once introduced Patrick who was the guest speaker at a Group AGM as the "famous astrologer". He was rapidly corrected. Mercifully, I was not present!
The rate at which Patrick blinked was so to speak, in inverse proportion to the rate at which he spoke. I remember one of the Scout Leaders commenting that being driven by Patrick was not very relaxing as quite a distance could be travelled in one of Patick's blinks.
A wonderful and generous man - may he rest in peace.

From: Andy Brommage
Country: England

Thank you for helping me to understand the stars, planets and our exploration throughout my life. I have sought to pass on what I can to my wife & children. I am sorry you had to leave us.

From: Graham Young
Country: Scotland

I have known Patrick personally since the mid-70's and he was a member of the Dundee Astronomical Society that I were secretary of for 24 years. As well as being a tremendous influence on our enthusiasm to do things for the BAA, personally he also kicked off my professional journalism career and highlights included the visits to Selsey and interviewing him on my programme "Skywatch" over the 1992 series. Needless to say he will be missed by a great number of our friends.

From: Cameron Edwards
Country: Wales

A true great. I found myself writing to Patrick a short time ago, for nothing else but to thank him for his enthusiasm, his insight and his fascination with Astronomy, which he enthusiastically shared with everyone. And of course, he wrote back - which is a mark of the man. I promised that - if we land on Mars within the next 30 years - I'd raise a dram in his name. RIP Patrick. Thanks for everything. Your dram awaits sir.

From: John |Walker
Country: UK

Ever since i was a child i have watched Patrick and his Sky at Night program so i grew up with him in a sense. I have always had an interest in the Stars and planets and thanks to Patrick i still retain it today, though i am hardly an expert on the subject. I would nice to think that the great man will finally be laid to rest under the Stars he loved so much. Farewell Sir Patrick, you now free to wander amongst the stars for eternity.

From: Tony Goddard
Country: Wales

In August 1997 we were on holiday near Selsey. I decided to see if I could find Patrick's house, and having done so thought it high time I shook the great man's hand and express my gratitude for him sharig his encyclopedic knowledge. After all, I had been enjoying The Sky At Night since the first programme. That was all I wanted; to say thankyou.
He came to the door dressed in a huge Hawaiian shirt (more like a tent really) track suit bottom and sandals. Before I knew it my son and I were whisked inside and sat down in his study. Tea and biscuits were produced. I laughed at a sign he had on his xylophone, "No tea cups on here. It is a musical intrument."
We talked for about an hour and a half, mainly about the Mars Pathfinder Rover "Sojourner" which was the big news of the time and he printed off that days news of the mission from the NASA website and signed it for me.
Then outside to see his telescopes. He asked about mine, an eight inch Newtonian f8 in a round wooden tube mounted on a Morris Minor gearbox. It was so smooth and stable! He was quite impressed with my setup. All in all we had more than two hours of his time. For such a busy man that was so generous.
We said farewell, and as we crunched down the gravel drive I had a terrible wigging from my son. "What were you thinking of ???. Knocking on the door of someone you don't even know?. I have never been so embarrassed!". But I did know him. He had been my teacher and guide for so many years.

It was my great good fortune to have met you Patrick. Rest in peace.

And to everyone reading this I wish you all .... Dark Skies.

From: John Walker
Country:

Dear Patrick... You will be missed. Your enthusiasm was always infectious and your knowledge vast. You were a delight to hear and to speak to. Your contribution to Astronomy, is exceeded only by your immeasurable contribution to the betterment of mankind in general. A kind, patient and erudite man, one of Nature's gentlest gentlemen. Now you are closer to the stars than ever. Rest in peace.

From: Francis Rourke
Country: U K

As a member and Treasurer of Salford Astronomical Society I wish to express my sincere and deepest regrets on the passing of
Sir Patrick I never had the honour of meeting the
great man himself but I was inspired at an early
age to look upwards at the night sky and wonder as he did in the early days of The Sky at Night
TV programme Long may his influence reign over the young so as to inspire them to greater heights
In deepest sadness
Frank Rourke
Farewell Sir Patrick have a lovely journey
Till we meet at some time

From: Glynis Smith
Country: UK

Thanks to Patrick Moore, for a lifetime of enjoying the night sky, wherever I have lived and traveled to. He was an amateur in the true sense, I'll really miss his
enthusiasm and presence on TV.
Peter Cattermole introduced him to the
UCW Aberystwyth Geology Soc in the 60's,
I was lucky to be a student then, thanks.

From: Ian
Country: UK

I'm 53 and was brought up with Jimi Hendrix, a school I couldn't deal with (and vise versa) and family things going on where my father would enforce a regime of learning that I rebelled against - of course.

In all of this rebellious youth stage I used to sneak downstairs and watch The Sky At Night with awe and interest.
This charming, quirky excentric that made a heavy-rock fan want to sit absorbed, thoroughly enjoying these incredible views of a universe and discussions about this incredible 3rd rock from this sun".

For a contextual view of Life on Earth - look around with Richard Attenborough, for a contextual view of this living Universe look up - Sir Patrick will always he there ...

Thank you for what you never knew you gave so many

From: David Hannah
Country: UK

Like so many others, SIr Patrick inspired my interest in astronomy from an early age. His influence transcended the generations. He was a national treasure, and I will miss him.

From: Tim Stretton
Country: UK

I got interested in astronomy in 1980 when Jupiter and Saturn were doing their "loop-theloop" under Leo.
My parents wrote to Patrick and he wrote back using his infamous 1908 Woodstock typewriter...with spelling mistakes. This, I felt, reflected his rather fast talking and I was keen enough to mention this to him at the Reading Hexagon in about 1983. He pulled out a card and said, "Come and see me sometime". This I did, with my parents, to Farthings and as I walked in his house I noticed his music room on the left in passing. Then I entered his study comprising a long wooden table, his desk with his 1908 Woodstock and masses of reference books strewn around the room. There I was sat at Patrick Moore's long table and I realised that I was witnessing the location of amateur astronomical history that had been made, and was still being made, in that very room! Papers, books, maps, drawings, all going on whilst he was writing all those many books of his. I was in awe. Then, he gave me a copy of one of his lunar maps which I still have.
I visited Farthings again with the astronomy society that I belong to in Southampton and we noticed that he had fence panels mounted six feet off the ground onto trees in his garden to hide the light from Salsey cricket pitch and we kindly suggested to him that he have a word with the president or the chairman about it. Patrick gave his classical smile to us and replied, "I m the chairman." We just laughed.
Before Patrick, astronomy was for Universities etc., but Patrick brought astronomy to our homes, made it accessable and acceptable to anyone who wished to delve into the never-ending subject.
Patrick is already very sadly missed!

From: Henry K. Rock
Country: Finland

Shining star!

From: Clive Bourn
Country: England

having lived in selsey for many years i felt quite privilged to have had the oppurtunity to meet Patrick more than once. Though the second visit was cut short, the first has and will stay with me for the rest of my life. It was whilst Patrick was showing us around his telescopes me and a friend asked "Why do you still enjoy the stars so much?" In reply he simply answered "why, because theyre all up there just waiting for the sun to go to bed, and when they arrive you dont need a telescope or even binoculars, you just sit down, look up and enjoy the greatest show on earth" This happened nearly 20 years ago and ever since ive never stopped looking up at the night. I also will never forget his appearence as Gamesmaster. We have lost a true legend, but i believe his work and passion will never be forgotten.

From: Neil Hotson
Country: England

I have watched "The Sky at Night" since I was a boy. I'm 58 now, so Astronomy is going to be a lifelong interest. I suppose I might still have been given an "Observer's book of Astronomy" on my 9th Birthday without watching "The Sky at Night", but somehow I doubt it. Sir Patrick Moore enriched my Life and I am very thankful to him.

From: Michael Halliwell
Country: UK

Patrick and I taught together at Holmewood House in Kent, where he was an inspirational teacher and a wonderful colleague. I well remember the ancient motorbikes he came to school on; 'Vesuvius' and 'Popocatepetl'. When I left to train for ordination he ran after the taxi shouting 'Michael it's not too late to change your mind!' When we met up he always took an interest in my activities. I remember him saying once about this life and the next: 'There must be something more'. May he rest in peace.

From: Wobbly Bob
Country: UK

Sir Patrick More passed away on my 70th birthday, what a wonderfull preasant, not his sad loss, but a lifetime of memories,the Moon landing, the simple but effective models of celestial objects and his enthusiastic and slightly eccentric way of explaining the complex matters of the universe in a way all us mere motals could understand.Then the fond memory of meeting him at a friends home observatory grand opening, I had painted a portraite of him and asked for his approval of my amaturish work of art, he studied it for some moments then said "this is fine portrait, but I look a little grumpy" then looke straight into my eyes and gave a huge smile.
He left a huge legacy in his monthly programs and his many books, one only has to read but a few lines and imediatly know who wrote them.
As many have said before, you were a huge part of my life and was fortunate to have met you.
May you rest in peace amongst the stars.

From: Jan Clark
Country: England

So sorry to hear of the death of Sir Patrick Moore. He was the face and soundtrack to all my memories of the Apollo space missions, which were such an exciting and thrilling part of my childhood. A complete one off, he engaged generations with his unbridled enthusiasm and passion for astronomy and the exploration of space. A truly great life!

From: Greg
Country:

I do hope a way can be found, assuming Sir Patrick's will doesn't preclude it, to preserve his home and garden observatory as a museum to him, his work, his writings, music and eccentricity!

The custodians should include cats!

Many thanks to Brian May for setting up this tribute page to his great friend. Out on a tangent I was even wondering what a Xylophone accompanyment for part of Bohemian Rhapsody might sound like...
I see a little silhouetto of a man, in the garden, observing...





From: Paul
Country: Britain

I don't normally leave tribute messages, but I have to for Sir Patrick, an amazing human being.
He proved that self-teaching can make anything possible. Truly British in every sense of the word, and a true true Gentleman. A man of vision.
You are a dying breed, Sir Patrick, but it's been an honour to walk on the same planet with you at the same time.
Well done for showing us how.

From: Ian Street
Country: England

I am now 56 and have been entranced by Sir Patrick's enthusiasm througout my years. I can only hope that there are individuals out there that can sustain the values, interest and eccentricity that this man provided. A lost treasure.

From: Neil
Country: Thailand

A true Brit, a truly great man and an inspiration to young and old. Sad day. A scholar and a gentleman, he'll be genuinely missed and never replaced.

From: Colin Fortune
Country: Christchurch, New Zealand

Farewell to a true gentleman, your writings and broadcasts have inspired many in the southern parts. My most recent memory was of Patrick beating the inside of his ancient observatory to open the shutters and bring the audience inside to his cave of knowledge

From: Susan Young
Country: Cape Town, South Africa

Three weeks ago I ordered my new telescope which I had already named Patrick, to honour the truly inspirational man that Patrick Moore was. The telescope arrived on Monday but as to be expected – thick cloud cover that night – so I sat reading one of Patrick Moore’s books until suddenly at 01h00 the clouds parted and there was magnificent Orion. Patrick’s first light was a poignant experience but at the same time as brilliantly, breathtakingly, joyously wonderful as his namesake. I’m going to miss him.

From: Robert Ruane
Country: Philippines

Sir Patrick,
Like so many others I have watched the sky at night for most of my life. You made the whole subject so interesting for me with your enthusiasm anf eccentric style of presenting. I have had an interest in space all my life due to your inspiration and I thank you deeply for that. Rest in peace Sir Patrick.

From: David Weldrake
Country: Bungendore, NSW, Australia

As a life-long amateur astronomer I had the honour of meeting Sir Patrick at the Bayfordbury Observatory in 2000, and after talking to him about my work he asked me to write an article about it for the 2002 Yearbook of Astronomy.

What a Gentleman, what an honour to have met him and what a loss for all of us.

From: Jack
Country:

A great man. I will miss you!

RIP

From: Andrew Ford
Country: UK

I rediscoverd my love of astronomy in 1996, and needed a refresher.. So I bought 'Teach Yourself Astronomy', by the master, Sir Patrick. As I devoured the book, I could hear Patrick's wonderful voice in my head... it was as if he was my personal tutor! Patrick was unique. I feel so lucky to have met him in Cardiff in 1999. We have lost one of the great Britons. RIP Sir Patrick, and thank you.

From: Michael Mangan
Country: Ireland

I bought a copy of Patrick's " Observer's Guide to Astronomy " as a schoolboy in 1964. That became my introduction to a lifetime's interest in the subject. I never missed an edition of "the Sky at Night" if I could.
He was inspiring.

From: Steve Rogers
Country: UK

Patrick Moore was a great example of someone who, even when very old, was always interested in the next piece of new information. I was often surprised and inspired by his passionate involvement in the latest developments in cosmology and astrophysics. Here was a man who relished work and thought.

From: Prof. Harvey Crichton
Country: United Kingdom

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Patrick was a dreamer with his feet on the ground who reached for the stars to change the world.

From: Kev Hicks
Country: London, UK

Sir Patrick Moore sparked an interest in astronomy which has stayed with me throughout my life, I will never forget him! Many thanks, rest in peace!

From: Andrew Thorpe
Country: UK

Patrick was a wonderful communicator and educator. As can be seen by all these tributes you can surely know the measure of a man by the impression that he has made on others. It hardly needs to be said that there goes a good and great man. Many thanks for your enthusiasm and inspiration. Rest easy at peace in the arms of your beloved.

From: julie ann smythe
Country: uk

i have watched the sky at night at night for as far back as i can remember, and as a nurse i have limited time to watch TV-i admire PM for being who he is a very clever showman and brilliant mind-i will miss you patrict it was you who first made me interested in astronomy

rest in peace

From: Mike Jackson
Country: UK

I saw Sir Patrick speak twice in North Wales and was utterly spellbound for the entirety of both lectures. As a Physics teacher I can but express my utter appreciation for the brilliance he had as a speaker and an astronomer. He undoubtfully impacted on my life as so many others.

I rarely ask for autographs but I did wait for Sir Patrick to sign a book at one of the events and remain immensely grateful for the time he took with his fans.

The world has lost a very unique man of the most precious sort. May he rest in peace.

From: Tony Guest
Country: England

What a Legend Sir Patrick was. He invite me to his home in August to see my large collection of old pictures of his beloved Selsey. They are now on his computer and hopefully he had a chance to look at them all. He also invited me back to have a look through his telescope one day and to his new Year's Eve party. Sadly those chances have gone. I hope he drank the bottle of gin I sent to him. He told me some interesting and funny stories of his life during my visit which I shall always remember. He was a very kind and generous man and I know a lot of people will miss him dearly. R.I.P. Sir Patrick.

From: Terry Angell
Country: United Kingdom

You now have the answer to the biggest question of all.. Thankyou for igniting
my stellar curiosity, no longer here, but never to forgotten.

From: Lee Van Jackson
Country:

Watching the tribute on BBC tonight, I was delighted to see clips I hadn't seen of Patrick having fun and the expression of my own admiration for the man. I tried to picture the countless other souls watching who's lives had been improved through Patrick's inspiration and enthusiasm, I couldn't! Just one man, amazing! Thankyou

From: Dean Townsend
Country: uk

A sad farewell to a truely inspirational and enlightening character who was always there as the face of Astronomy for me and countless others, a pleasure to listen too and watch, be it on Tv or Radio.
A larger than life person who will never be forgotten may his name live among the night sky that he gazed upon and loved so very much. Thank you for all the joy and Awe you will be greatly missed... Dean

From: John Gillan
Country: Hertfordshire, GB

I met Patrick Moore as a 12 year old boy during my astronomy club's meeting at Calton Hill Observatory in Edinburgh in 1964. Needless to say I was very excited about his visit. I was not disappointed as he was inspiring and enhanced my lifelong interest in astronomy and space. . I had a copy of the Observer's Book of Astronomy and asked him to sign it. He not only signed it but he noted it was the first edition. He then proceeded to correct three errors that were in that edition. His attention to detail! I had hoped to meet him many years later in the 1990s at an event at the Australian High Commission featuring deep space photography but while he was invited, sadly he did not appear. He is certainly irreplaceable and will sorely missed.

From: Andy Gallagher
Country: United Kingdom

from the stars you were born
as a star you have lived
to the stars you return
so your light can shine on

From: John
Country: United Kingdom

I, like many others, took an interest in our visible universe thanks to Sir Patrick and will never forget his unique presentation of the incredible wealth of knowledge he possessed.

A true one of a kind on our screens and an inspiration to us all. There will never be another quite like him. He will be greatly missed.

Rest in peace, Sir Patrick.

From: Richard Rothman
Country: USA

WHENH I WAS IN ELEMENATRY SCHOOL IN THE EARLY +1960S I READ PATRICK MOORE'S ASTRONOMY AND IT SENT ME ON AN ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME BEING A NAKED EYE ASTRONOMER FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. IN +1965 WHEN I WAS IN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL AS A MEMBER OF NATIONAL CAPITAL ASTRONOMER I PARTICIPATED IN THE GRAZIING LUNAR OCCULATION PROGRAM OF THE NATIONAL OBSERVATORY TO ACCURATELY MEASURE THE DIAMETER OF THE MOON. PATRICK MOORE HELP ME FIND MY SENSE OF PLACE WITHIN ALL-THINGS AND THE +1960S COUNTER-CULTURE HELPED FIND AN ETHIC.

From: andy king
Country: uk

Such a sad loss losing without a doubt one of the uk's finest quintessential gentlemen an inspiration to many myself being one who Sir Patrick inspired me to look up god bless and R.I.P

From:
Country:

An absolute legend. Helped me understand why I was so fascinated with the stars. Farewell.

From: Paul
Country: Chester, UK

Shed a tear when I heard the news - a great loss and irreplaceable. The world is a poorer place without him.

A truly great human being.

You will be sorely missed sir.

From: Michael Donald
Country:

Patrick was an inspiation, while others in my class watched the blue ball opposite the red ball on Pot Black I watched Andromeda and Orion on Sky at Night. Now he can find out for himself how far the furthest particle has got. I wish he could come back and tell us about his journey.

From: martin
Country: england

His eccentric wit and his unwavering stoic enthusiasm for all things will forever be missed. RIP

From: Martin
Country: England

Sad to hear of Patricks passing, a true gentleman, not just someone that really knew his subject, but a man that didn't talk down to those less talented, and spent the time to give people individual answers to the many astronomical 'posers' that he was often sent and asked. Gave much incouragement to many,and will be missed and remembered for a long time.

Martin Lewis
Bedford
England.

From: Ian White
Country: England

A great man. A greater loss. You are with your stars now, Patrick. Shine on!

From: Richard Searles
Country: England

Dear old Patrick Moore!! What an eccentric, what a gentleman, what an authority on astronomy, as well as being a fine musician, sportsman and animal lover.
I was five years old when The Sky at Night started, and I was a fan of the programme and Patrick himself throughout my childhood and right up to now at 60!!
My son worked with him in the 1990s on the Childrens' Royal Variety Performance.
R.I.P. Sir Patrick!!

From: Mick Skinner
Country: UK

Sir Patrick's books were the reason I looked to the stars as a eleven year old boy. All too often his books were unavailable from the primary school library because someone was keeping them in their desk. After all, his books, were a required possession.
I am that guilty person. Sir Patrick like your books you were one in a lifetime. I will miss you.
RIP

From: Hugh Allen
Country: UK

Sir Patrick was such an inspiration! I met him only once, at this year's Astrofest book signing. I was a bit overawed but he just put me at ease. He was unique and it's difficult to accept that he's not there anymore.

From: Philip Davies
Country: UK

A genius of his art and a gentleman in the best British tradition. Thank you for sharing so much of your life with us.RIP.

From: Trevor Heaton
Country: UK

As a boy i was never interested in the stars just larking around not really doing anything. Then one night purely by accident I watched this man explain something about the universe. The way he explained the issue was just pure genius as I understood exactly what he was saying and he developed within me an interest in the night sky that has never left me. I wish I had met him in person as I would have liked to have thanked him personally. Thanks Patrick for providing me with such enthusiasm and enjoyment of looking up at the night sky.

From: Grant Blair
Country: USA (these days)

Patrick's books in my village library inspired me as a child in Scotland. I would take them out over and over again. When I was really young, The Sky at Night was the only time I was allowed to stay up late on a weeknight. Patrick and I corresponded, but never met face-to-face. Patrick's career in astronomy encouraged my love of physics, and astrophysics in particular, sending me to study it in college and then to work professionally in the field for a time.
These days, I'm back to amateur status but only a couple weeks ago, I completed the winter Caldwell marathon for the second time, thinking of Patrick as I moved from object to object throughout the night.
And I shall continue to remember the man who inspired me everytime I look at one of these objects again. RIP among the stars and moon, Patrick.

From: Hilary Minns
Country: UK

Sir Patrick has been a constant in my life since I was a little girl. I have always loved watching The Sky at Night, and it's because of Sir Patrick that I now own a small telescope and spend nights freezing in the garden gazing at Saturn and the Orion nebula. "Always learn first about what you can see from your own garden," I remember him saying on one of the programmes. When I was a teacher I suggested that a small boy in my class might like to write to Patrick to ask him about beings that might live in outer space. He did so, and received an immediate response from Patrick, saying there might be but as yet we had no proof. What a superb human being he was.
Thank you, Patrick.

From: Erin Cunliffe
Country: Canada

Rest in Peace. You made the world a better place, and that's more than most of us can say.

From: cyndi
Country: uk

RIP. A real character. Hope someone looks after the cat for him.

From: Duncan Cadd
Country: UK

I am sorry to hear that we've lost him.

Several years ago I wrote a brief letter and enclosed some catmint from my garden for his two cats.

I was pleasantly surprised to receive through the post, courtesy of Sir Patrick's well-worn typewriter, a purr from both Jeannie and Ptolemy.

From: John T Owen
Country: England

I can't remember a time when I didn't look forward to Sir Patrick's Sky at Night TV episodes (which means pretty much 50 years a viewer, as I'm now 56 years 'young') ... What an infective enthusiasm he possessed! A hero for amateur science. The mold was broken when he came along. RIP - We Are Stardust.

From: Paul Girvan
Country: UK

A fine and inspirational human being, grounded in common sense and plain speaking, whose Observer's Book of Astronomy introduced me to a lifetime fascination with the subject.

From: Baz Pearce
Country: England

Enthusiastic and brilliant. Yet so modest. Your humility and energy were a shining example to all who's hearts you touched. You will never be forgotten.

From: Gavin Costello
Country: Australia/Ireland

You helped me see the stars!

From: Mike Lewis
Country: GB

Earth has lost its very own star.

You brought a whole new generation up on astronomy and continued to bring the latest thinking, ideas and research to an ever growing, ever attentive public. Your contribution cannot be quantified, may you rest in peace. You came to earth and you were Sir 'Moore-some’!

From: Jim Franklin
Country: UK

What a legend we have all lost, there are few people in this modern age of false celebrity who are able to be more than the legend that surrounds them, but Patrick was a real legend, an inspiration to countless young minds for more years than I have lived (and I am 46!!). I wrote to Patrick as a cheeky and slightly arrogant 11 year old, we exchanged numerous letters and when i was 12 I met Patrick for the first time...an amazing man, massive in spirit and character not only stature.

The world has lost the irreplaceable, but the irascible and inspirational towering legend of Sir Patrick will live on in the memories of those who life he impacted, whether directly or indirectly.

The nation should have a memorial to this great man, the last of a generation lost. His home would make such a fitting tribute as a memorial to his life, his passion and his love of cats.

Rest in Peace Patrick and thanks for the years of pleasure inspired by your infectious inspiration when I was but a child.

From: Stephen Foster
Country: uk

Goodbye sir Patrick Moore.
Of course when I was a teenager I had one of your books and a cassette of you explaining what stars cold be seen in the night sky. With your infectious enthusiasm you had a rare gift of making astronomy interesting, even to people who didn't understand the scientific jargon.
Its sad that you have gone, but I know that you will be looking down from the big observatory in the sky.

From: lloyd nunn
Country: United Kingdom

a candle burned under a crisp starlit night sky in honour to a great man who inspired a great pastime to us all.you bought the world of astronomy to me and thousands of other astronomers who will continue to pass on your great work to future generations.its been an honour working alongside you,rest in peace a true legend of the universe

From: richard
Country: uk

how saddened to hear the news...patrick was an inspiration to me as a young lad...and ever since ive enjoyed gazing and understanding the cosmos..and his help by education in broadcasting was absoulte treat for me..as i recall watching his late half hour shows..thanks patrick..there never be another one like you.Now you go and and be part of the stars up there.

From: Terry Harwood
Country:

RIP Patrick, you were and still will be a light and vision for others for hundreds of years to come... nobody explained and presented our unknown space like you did, you were wonderfully outrageous.
Thank you for all you have done.

From: Kevin Mullen
Country: England

So saddened at the loss of Sir Patrick, but what a legacy he has left.

When I was 8, I watched The Sky At Night and the following Christmas I got my first telescope for Christmas and that is down to this most remarkable of gentlemen.

The words "Legend" and "Icon" are said too often these days without any real reason but in Sir Patrick's case they are words that don't do him justice.

RIP Sir Patrick Moore, you are a star.

From: Anne Walker
Country: Great Britain

Thank you, Sir Patrick, for your lifelong generosity in sharing your knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, the wonders of our universe - both celestial and feline. Per Ardua Ad Astra.

From: jim lovett-dalley
Country:

May you rest amongst the stars you were a great man and i learnt so much from the sky at night i beleive we should rename your favorite star after you

From: Chris Coney
Country: England

Very sorry we have lost a great broadcaster. He was a great inspiration to many and certainly provoked my interest in astronomy. His enthusiasm was so infectious. I will also remember the great Morecambe and Wise routine. It shows he had a great sense of humour too. Rest in peace Sir Patrick.

From: David M. Harland
Country:

Like many others, it was Patrick Moore's "Sky at Night" that got me interested in astronomy as a kid. My first book on the subject was his "Guide to Mars", which was published in 1965 just before the Mariner 4 flyby of the planet. I went on to study astronomy at university, and many years later I started to write on the subject myself. So my career derives directly from "P" (as he used to sign his letters). I met him a couple of times. On the occasion that I expressed my gratitude for his inspiration, he just grinned at me. I suppose it must have been something he heard everywhere he went. As the saying goes, he "made a difference".

From: Lea Atherton
Country: Suffolk, England.

Every once in a while, nature seems to bestow upon us the great gift of a very special human being.

There can be no doubt that you were one of them.

If I could choose ten people to have round to a dinner party, either living or from times gone by, you would be one of those too.

You were and still are somebody that I have a lot of time for.

I also have a lot of time for the people who created this memorial so that we can tell you how we feel (especially Brian May who is one of those special people just like you. He is very welcome to come to my dinner party).

I'm really going to miss you Patrick.

Oh and by the way, my Great Grandma really fancied you! you weren't without your admirers!

Much love,

Lea Atherton,
Suffolk

From: Alexandra Browne
Country: England

Patrick was among the most characterful, kind, intelligent, talented and inspirational people this world has ever known. So many people owe their love of, and even careers in, astronomy to Sir Patrick. I feel so, so privileged to have spent a weekend with him, with my astro society The Stargazers' Lounge, renovating his observatories; an experience of laughs, fun and wonderful hospitality that I will treasure forever. There's a huge hole in the Universe now he's gone, one that may never again be filled. I loved him dearly and will miss him. You have a front-row seat to the cosmos now Patrick. Fly high my friend.

From: simon buckley
Country: uk

Definatly a one off, he will be missed. He was an inspiration to me. Rest in peace Patrick xx

From: Dennis Ramshaw
Country: England

I must say that he was a great man inspiring all who knew him to aspire to what they wanted in the world of atronomy, if things had turned out different I would have been interested sooner but needless to say you will be sadley missed by a lot of people

From: Ashley Fuggle
Country: England

Patrick has been part of my life for all of my life.
It was this grate men that started me in Astronomy since the Apollo 11 landing.
I met Patrick several time and he would always give you his time as he did for me.
I like all amateur Astronomers and Astronomers feel a grate loss.

Now you are a star up there looking down on us.
I raise a glass to you on a clear night and say THANK YOU.

From: Richard Bailey
Country: Uk

Sir Patrick has been inspiring me all my life, with a passion and enthusiasm that made it exciting and fun to spend time gazing into the sky at wonder... A sad loss, but will always be remembered as long as we all continue to look up and share whatever knowledge we can with whoever we can.... The first star I see each night will be receive a salute in your honour...

From: Andrew Hill
Country: UK

I simply want to say thank you Sir Patrick. Thank you for helping me understand the beautiful universe in which we are so privileged to exist for the merest of moments. Your impact on this world and on my interests is as immeasurable as the universe you opened up to me.

From: Paul Freeman
Country: UK

When I was a young teenager in the early '60s my sister bought me a copy of The Observers Book of Astronomy by Patrick Moore as a Christmas present. I had no idea who he was at the time. My parents did not own a television so I was unaware of the Sky at Night programme. I remember looking through it that Christmas night; being inspired to eventually put on my coat, go outside, look up into a beautifully clear night sky, find Orion, use his belt to find Sirius and Aldebaran, the Hyades, Pleiades, moving over to Procyn, borrowing my father's binoculars....the rest is history, I've been looking up ever since! Thanks you Patrick for instilling in me a life-long love of astronomy.

Paul Freeman, Braintree, Essex.

From: Pamela Ward
Country: UK

I was born the same year that The Sky at Night came to our screens , so I echo what hundreds of other people have said ,that I grew up with Sir Patrick showing us there is so much to discover and understand in the night sky and beyond . I can remember eagerly waiting from one month to the next for the programme to air , wishing it was on more often.I could have listened to his teachings for hours. My first astronomy books were written by Mr Moore. I felt confident that I would learn much from them .I am now 55 years old and my passion for Astronomy is growing forever stronger. I cannot thank him enough for the gift he gave me , every time I look through my telescope , my heart is filled with joy and excitement. I never got a chance to meet him , and he wouldn't have known I even existed . To have such an influence on so many people world wide , is truely remarkable.

From: David A. Hardy
Country: England

As I have said elsewhere, I have known Patrick for longer than most, having illustrated my first book for him in 1954, and the most recent was 'Futures: 50 Years in Space', 2004, celebrating our 50 years of working together. So I have lost an old friend. I have put an obit on SF Crowsnest: http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/sir-patrick-moore-1923-2012-obit/ and to this I would only add:
Patrick has said that when he dies “my frame can be chopped up and used for research – I shall have no further use for it.” He also said that instead of a funeral he has left ample funds for a party at his home, at which a tape will be played in which he gives notice that he is about to do his best to blow out a candle; if he manages it, everyone will know that he is still around. Whether this will happen – I can only say, in his own famous words: “We just don’t know!”.

From: Cathy Bowden
Country:

Despite some controversial views in some areas, Sir Patrick made an unrivalled contribution as an amateur astronomy enthusiast. He is an icon for the ease of practical everyday astronomy. The sky at night has been on since way before I was born. It's a standard and was always a source or enthusiasm and interesting facts. Also enjoyed Sir Patrick's role as the GamesMaster on channel 4 and his amazing xylophone playing. An unforgettable icon. Really looking forward to the tribute programme tonight on BBC. Loved the anniversary Sky at Night programme with John Culshaw, Chris Lintott , Brian May and Brian Cox. Unforgettable Icon.

From: John Lamont
Country: Ireland

Patrick Moore's Sky at Night programme is only a little younger than me. In that sense he has been a constant presence in my life, albeit in the background. I am not an astronomer but what interest I have can be put down to him. A highlight in this regard was a trip to Norway earlier this year to watch the Aurora Borealis, a trip inspired by Patrick Moore's early influences. Nowadays, when I occasionally wake up with one eye opening before the other, my wife refers to my 'Patrick Moore' look, and we laugh. Now it's time for a tear, and thanksgiving for the wonderful memories of a great enthusiast who taught us so much, about so much. RIP

From: Mandy Gannon-Dunbavin
Country: UK

Sir Patrick Moore such a lovely inspiring man, I read his book Miaow as I am a cat lover too

From: John Slinn
Country: England

So sad to hear of your passing.
I remember watching you with my younger brother on the BBC in the early 70s and to my mothers dismay going out together and lie on our backs on the frozen grass trying to spot the Geminids with nothing but an eiderdown over us!
You gave me a lifelong facination with the night sky and an interest in exploring the solar system and greater universe through your articles on the television that stays with me to this very day.
Rip Patrick - you will be sorely missed

From: Rory Toner
Country: Ireland

Sir Patrick Moore RIP, A Master Astronomer & a True Gentleman. We shall all endeavour to lead in your footsteps.

From: Stuart Glenwright
Country: Great Britain

Devastated at the loss of Sir Patrick ,he inspired me to study Astronomy through distance learning,and helped me with my homework though he didn't know it !The monthly visit to his home via 'The Sky at Night 'was wonderful,making all of us feel welcome ,informing and sharing his tremendous knowledge in such a friendly and selfless way. Such a spirit can never pass away
May the Sky at Night continue with that spirit !Best wishes to Patrick's co presenters,friends and belovéd cat Ptolemy.

From: karen marrow
Country:

You will be missed.
You taught us all so much over the years.
God Bless

From: Elaine
Country: selsey

we're going to miss you are mr moore,you were like a father to me. love you now and always xxxxx

From: Joe Akers
Country: U.K.

Thank you .... That's it .... Thank you

From: Ptolemy
Country: England

Dearest Patrick
I love you very much and thank you for always loving me and caring for me too. Also give my love to Precious Jeannie
(I shall be watching the tribute to you on TV this evening)
All my special love and purrs.

Ptolemy
Miaow
xxx

From: Mike
Country:

Truly a life well lived!

From: Phil Roberts
Country: United Kingdom

A very sad loss of a much loved gentlman that I once had the privilage of meeting very briefly after one of his lectures. A true star and a great astronomer. The "Sky at Night" will be just a little darker at his passing. May he Rest in Peace.

From: Ian Nicholson
Country: England

R.I.P. Sir Patrick. I have a love of astronomy through my father who was an avid viewer of 'The Sky at Night' and one day ten or so years ago, Dad was looking up into the sky and there was something he didn't recognise! so he found Patrick Moore's phone number in the directory and called him. To his astonishment Patrick answered and not only told Dad what the Object/Star was but proceeded to have a twenty minute conversation with my Dad on Astronomy.
Dad still talks about it to this day. Bless you Sir! Thankyou and Rest in Peace.

From: Keith Sanderson
Country: UK

Truly inspirational, I still look in night sky in awe and this started when I was a child watching Patrick every month on TV, I’m now 52. His eccentricities and excitement about his subject will never be replaced, I write this with tears in my eyes – God Bless Patrick

From: Morag
Country: Scotland

May he rest safely in the stars.

From: Steve Bradbury
Country: England

Thank you Sir Patrick for so generously sharing your life enthusiasm and knowledge with all. One last job, blow out the candle!. God Bless You.

From: Richard Fairley
Country: England

R.I.P. Sir Patrick! We grieve your passing as the death of a close friend though many of us never knew you personally. I will never again hear the strains of 'At the Castle Gate' subside to be replaced by you saying, 'Good Evening!' on another new episode of 'The Sky at Night'. Truly, there is another new star in the heavens!

From: steve
Country: england

the differance with sir patrick moore,was the way he could convey the technical aspects of astronomy,and make it interesting ,to the point that you would get your telescope,or binoculars out and ""actually go out into your garden and look up to the heavens to look at the stars and constellations!!!!"" like a great teacher,everything was interesting about astronomy with patrick moore. i am only new to astronomy,but have learnt so much from his books and explanations because he never forgot,and in my mind wanted everyone to enjoy astronomy,as he did. every time i look to the stars,for the rest of my life,i will always think of his influence on my interest in the stars. i bet he,s in the next life now,in whatever form,and they are listening to him explaining about the moon and planets. thankyou patrick. i will miss you ,and feel a star has dissapeared from view. rip sir patrick moore.

From: Terry Moore
Country: England

Sir Patrick, our paths crossed but twice.

First, in a hotel lift in California (TSE, July 1991). We exchanged the usual greetings then you exclaimed "This is a silly ... country, you can't even get the cricket scores!"

The second was on the legendary 'Hale-Bopp' flight from Heathrow, with Brian May, where we took it in turns to visit you on the flight deck (!!) to share the endless comet tail stretched across the night sky through the crystal-clear cockpit glass.

You missed our Northern Lights trip some years later to Tromso but yesterday, in memory, I wore that event's signature-embroidered sweat-shirt to the office.

Clear Skies!

From: Philip Hall
Country: UK (nationality); Japan (residence)

Patrick,
Thank you for your inspiration in turning my passion toward astronomy from an early age. It has been the most amazing, wonderful and humbling journey of my life.
A year ago, I completed observations of all the Caldwell catalogue which required telescopic observations in both the northern and southern hemisphere, and I am close to completing an MSc degree is astronomy. That I have come so far is in no small measure a tribute to the fire you kindled.

From: Richard Coley
Country: UK

A truly great man has left this Earth. I hope that Sir Patrick Moore finds out the meaning of the Stars. He will never be replaced. RIP to the Greatest Man of Astronomy.

From: Vicki Broadway
Country: England

You were an inspiration to generation after generation. My fondest memories of my grandfather were when we would watch the sky at night together and he would explain more about whatever that month's topic had been. After he passed away I continued to watch and learn and when I met my husband it transpired that he too was a lifelong fan! We are so lucky that we had you for as long as we did and your legacy will never be forgotten. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

From: Eric Pollock
Country: Scotland

Thanks Patrick, you let me see wonderful things in my life. I will miss you.

From: Lyn and Steve Wright
Country: England

Dearest Patrick,
Re-united with Jeannie and others whom you dearly loved.
You were a luminary; multi-talented; charismatic; very kind; most generous, with a wonderful sense of humour. You loved and protected your Precious Jeannie and Ptolemy and all your Precious Feline family members throughout your life. You helped so many people in a number of ways, you rescued and helped to save all creatures. Spoke out against cruelty You taught us and so many people about the Universe and about many more subjects in your wonderful, enthusiastic, special way. Oh Patrick the list is endless. We we were so lucky to know you, we treasure all the memories but are sad we won't have future memories shared with you. Thank you Patrick for everything, our dear, genuine, irreplaceable, much loved Friend. We miss you. Much love, Lyn and Steve xxx

From: Barbara Alexander
Country:

Sir Patrick was my inspiration to gaze at the stars more than forty years ago. I used to go out with my Observers Book of Astronomy and binoculars and just breathe in the beauty of the heavens. We all owe a great debt to sir Patrick for his enthusiam and knowledge, and his ability to inspire us. He will be greatly missed.

From: Sean Stark
Country:

An inspiration and a hero to me,I remember begging my parents to let me stay up late to watch "The Sky At Night",and though I never followed my interest in to academia ,I remain an enthusiastic amateur astronomer.I'll never forget the first time I saw the Perseid's as a child with my Dad,one of my fondest memories of my Dad.Thanks for everything Patrick, Rest In Peace.

From: Alan Wilson
Country: Australia

Patrick Moore whetted my appetite to know more about the cosmos. He was so enthusiastic, you couldn't help but become enthralled with his Sky at Night programmes. Thanks to him I have had a lifetime enjoying the wonderful kaleidoscope of cosmological images that have come our way particularly over the last fifty years. His ability to spark interest in things astronomical was immense: the slightly batty and eccentric boffin persona was a bonus. I will miss him but I won't forget him.

From: Ashleigh McFadden
Country: Ireland

My mother gave me a copy of "Naked Eye Astronomy" when I was very young. To say it influenced my life would be a serious understatement. The cover's a bit tattered from constant use, but that's because my original copy's usually been out of the planetarium bookshelf and open on the table since I took over the directorship eleven years ago.

From: Tim Burnett
Country: UK

I met Pat at the British Interplanetary Society's 60th aniversary weekend in October 1993 and we sat chatting together for quite some time. A perfectly wonderful man - very engaging to talk with; I remember that he spoke slowly and deliberately about most things - except astronomy, when his speech would suddenly become very, very animated!
His passing is a real loss to the world, and he will be very sadly missed.

From: Martin Treacy
Country:

Patrick Moore had a huge influence on my life, for which I'm enormously grateful. I used to hate physics - my worst ever mark at school was 32% for physics at age 12. However, largely due to the enthusiasm I got from reading Patrick Moore's books about astronomy and telescope design, I realized physics could be interesting. 5 years after that 32% mark, I received a place at Oxford to read physics, and a few years after that, was doing research in space science myself, at the Atmospheric Physics department at Oxford (that had instruments on NASA satellites around a number of different planets). I wrote to Moore to thank him a few years ago, and received a charming letter in reply - typed by his own hand on a manual typewriter.

Thanks Patrick.

From: Andy
Country: England

Sleep well big man. Actually I hope you aren't sleeping but are in the next universe still brimming with entusiasm for life and all the universe(s) have to show us. Not only did you fire the imaginations and passions of many but you helped keep them burning for new and old astromomers alike.

You're one of those people that has always been there in my life time and I almost assumed always would be. There was something very reassuring in you just being there, even though I never had the pleasure of meeting you personally as so many others did thanks to your generosity.

It's hard to think we won't see you and witness your genius flowing again but you have left a lifetime of literature and broadcasts, as well as great memories, for us to keep enjoying until if and when we see you once more in that hereafter you were looking forward to discovering the nature of.

The skies last night were clearer than they'd been in a while where I was and the Orion Nebula could almost have been glowing in tribute!

Thanks for everything x

From: Mark Gifford
Country: GB

I'm very sad to hear of the death of Patrick Moore. He seems to have always been there and I will miss him. My first memory of him was when I was 7 or so around 1960 and he told us that the sun would go out. At that age it was very frightening and no amount of my parents explaining how long the millions of years were by comparing to generations af grandparents would reassure me. My favourite story, a bit 4th hand is from one of my pupils who accidentally camped near or in his back garden, around 1974. Far from being upset he asked him and his friend in for breakfast. An excellent example of his generosity.

From: Brian Watkiss
Country: UK

Goodbye Patrick. Within minutes of meeting for the first time, it felt like we were old friends. There is now a black hole in the world of astronomy that can never be filled.

From: Robert Caldwell
Country: Scotland

My father was an avid fan of The Sky At Night and got me interested as a young boy. We stayed up together to watch the moon landing in 1969, inspired by our love of space and the stars. He died in 1991. Last night the sky was cold and clear over Glasgow and I went out and looked up to see Orion - a constellation I had learned to recognise from TSAN - and thought of my Dad and Sir Patrick. RIP both.

From: Eduardo Teixeira Heyder
Country: Brazil

Patrick Moore is more than a man that study de universe, he is an inspiration for me, when he and Sir Brian May works together, it comes a lot of good information, today I am 16, but next year I will study Physic because of them. One more time, thank you very much Sir Patrick Moore.

Best regards,
Eduardo.

From: mark davis
Country:

simply thank you sir patrick you helped me see the wonder of it all

From: Iain Robinson
Country:

An inspiration to us all. He will be missed

From: Adrian Jurd
Country: UK

It is difficult to write a short piece about Sir Patrick Moore as he has done so much for so many, so I will just say a few things about Sir Patrick.

Thank you for being the most inspirational person of a generation and giving so much of your life to others in the pursuit of Astronomy.

For me when I met you on many occasions round your house, you made me laugh at your jokes and your views on life and what may or may not be out in space, but sadly you also made me cry on hearing of your passing and that goes to show how much you meant to me.

You gave me a lifelong love of peering into the dark skies at night through my telelscope and wondering what is out there and that will carry on far into the future.

Now Sir Patrick, you have finally and sadly for us, achived what you most wanted and without the use of a large spacecraft I might add, as you would fondly remark on, to travel amongst the Stars and the Universe.

I for one will be looking up and sending you my fondest farewells when I next look into the deep dark sky.

Thank you for being you Sir Patrick Moore, there will be no others that can take your place.

Farewell and god speed Sir Patrick Moore.

We will all miss you so much.

Thank you :-)

Adrian Jurd

From: Dr Allan Chapman
Country: GB

Like so many millions of others, I was inspired by Patrick as a boy, and was proud to become one of his many friends in adulthood. To put it plainly, he was not only an inspiring figure, but also jolly good fun; especially when in the company of his sadly deceased friend, Colin Ronan. How Patrick and Colin knocked sparks off each other, and were a hoot to be with, be it at astronomical events, at dinners, or as travelling companions! Colin would often refer to Patrick's house 'Far Things' as 'Are we going back ro 'Fartings', Patrick?' 'Grrrr!!', he would reply.

But Patrick's place in history also fascinated me. I saw him as part of that great tradition of scientific communicators going back to Michael Faraday, Sir Robert Ball, and others. For not only did he 'know his stuff', but he had a genius for communicating it, to all ages, off the cuff, and with a lightness of touch, that made him unique in his generation. And the mischievous humour was never far away. He also had a wonderful streak of self-deprecation. Once, at a dinner, I asked him if, judging from his name, he had an Irish ancestry. He said 'No', only to follow it with 'I believe that I am descended from Sir John Moore who died heroically defending Corunna from Bonaparte's armies. Yet when he was killed, Sir John was still a bachelor', followed by a broad grin!!

I was particularly struck by Patrick's continuing ability to enthuse the young. When students knew that I had the honour to be a friend of Patrick, their eyes would light up. So I would ask 'What do you, a clever 20-year-old, see in a man of 85?' And the reply would come back along the lines of 'He inspired me as a child. He is the most brilliant science communicator I ever saw.' And this applied to students from a wide range of social and ethnic backgrounds.

I also admired Patrick as a Great Libertarian, and a sworn foe of humbug and control freakery. A Great English Gentleman, as I have styled him elsewhere. He came from an age when it was deemed the right of an English man or woman to honestly and peaceably speak their minds on the issues of the day, without fear of public prosecution. A point of view, tragically, now as outdated as his classic 'Woodstock' typewriter. For in the passing of Patrick, we also witness the passing of a more robust attitude to speech and ideas. And I say of Patrick as I believe it was Voltaire who once said 'I disagree with your views, Sir, but I would defend to the death your right to express them.'

I have more Moore tales and quips that I, as a historian, will commit to paper now that Patrick has ascended aloft. And he will, I am certain, be able to view the celestial worlds which he loved from an infinitely better viewpoint than ever he could from his 12 and a half inch reflector in Selsey.

Rest in Peace, Patrick,and God Bless You.

From: Andrew Platt
Country: England

I couldn’t have been more than twelve years old when Sir Patrick came to our local museum to deliver a lecture on astronomy. I begged my father to take me, I listened to the lecture in awe, and afterwards Sir Patrick was kind enough to sign my book.

The term “national treasure” is used far too widely these days, to describe mediocre celebrities. Sir Patrick was a genuine national treasure: a brave war hero, an inspiring communicator, a dedicated astronomer, a talented musician and a hugely kind and generous man. Considering how many of our scientists chose their careers because of the inspiration they received as children from Sir Patrick, his contribution to science was truly astronomical. We will never see his like again; he is irreplaceable.

From: G.J. Vos
Country: Holland

Sir Patrick,

Thank you so much for being such an inspiring person for so long, to so many people. An increasingly rare breed alas.
The sky won't look the same anymore, knowing that you're not looking up with us anymore but rather looking back down.
And as for all those unanswered questions astronomists have had for ages: I trust you'll be looking into these from up close!
Enjoy the view from up there Sir Patrick, even though the world must now certainly seem a bit bleaker...

From: Jane Robbins
Country: UK

I wish to propose the creation of a bronze bust or statue of Sir Patrick Moore by myself to acknowledge and celebrate the life and work of this truly remarkable man.It could possibly be situated at the Royal Astronomical Society in London, or even his home town Selsey in W.Sussex.
As a British sculptor, I would be proud to commemorate our great British scientist in this way.
Jane Robbins
www.janerobbins.com

From: Joan Lee
Country: UK

I will miss Sir Patrick on the Sky at Night and will think of him when I look up at the night sky. My fascination for Astronomy and Space since childhood has been thanks largely to him - right from browsing through the Astronomy book my parents had, authored by him in the 1960s, before the Moon landings, the Orion Nebula on the cover. He was a man of many talents. While browsing round Arundel last summer, I came across his book "Within the Glade - A collection of poems written to amuse children of all ages" - an ideal Christmas present :)

From: Natalie Kelly
Country: England

Sir Patrick Moore now resting peacefully with the Stars he love so much. My heart cried when I heard the news. A wonderful man who imspired me in my love of Astronomy and the reason why every night I make sure to look up at the sky and read every piece of literature I can get my hands on. I owe Sir Moore my passion and to keep his memory going forward through my life and eventually my children. He showed me that through true passion for a subject you can do anything you want. Rest in Peace Sir Moore you will be truly missed the world has lost a great Astronomer, Man, Legend.

From: Scott
Country:

Sir Patrick Moore will be missed by many. I just recently read Sir Patrick Moore’s book Miaow!: Cats really are nicer than people!, which is a brilliant book one of the best cat books I have read. I was going to try and write to him about the plight of the Scottish Wildcats which I recently became aware of to see if he could help save the Scottish Wildcats. If more people were like Patrick Moore the world would be a far better place for humans and animals. Many of Krishnamurti’s words put me in mind of Sir Patrick Moore. If you lose touch with nature you lose touch with humanity. If there's no relationship with nature then you become a killer; then you kill baby seals, whales, dolphins, and man either for gain, for sport, for food, or for knowledge. Then nature is frightened of you, withdrawing its beauty. You may take long walks in the woods or camp in lovely places but you are a killer and so lose their friendship. You probably are not related to anything to your wife or your husband
J.Krishnamurti, Krishanmurti's Journal 04 April 1975

From: David Garrett
Country: UK

Dear Patrick, I found your book "Guide to the Planets" in our local library when I was 12 years old, and I discovered the universe.

I sill have and treasure, a postcard you sent me, typed on your ancient machine, in reply to a query I had.

You will be missed by all those millions whom you inspired to gaze upwards and to share your wonder and knowledge.

Thank you so much.

David Garrett

From: Andy Sawyer
Country: UK

Patrick Moore's novels and books on astronomy regularly appeared at birthdays and Christmas during my childhood -- I still have them. They certainly contributed to my love of sf and astronomy. He was a torchbearer for enthusiastic amateurs everywhere; who else could have done more to inspire generations to look up at the sky and marvel?

From: Peter Mandal
Country: Ireland

Patrick, you are one of the very few people in the public eye I would have loved to have met.

You inspired and directed many generations of stargazer and explorer and I can well remember watching The Sky at Night as a Child.

I also remember seeing Patrick on BBC (for a charity show?) playing the Xylophone!
And very well too

I know that in recent years Patrick's eyesight had failed miserably....just when such great new visual discoveries and images were being made.

Patrick, wherever you are, I hope it's has a great Cosmic view!!

A true Giant of a Man!

Rest in peace Sir Patrick Moore.....

From: Chris
Country: Devon, UK

Sir Patrick's generosity can never be overstated. He actually came to my old school to donate one of the telescopes used to map the moon! This was before my time there, but his picture and plaque were still there when I left and it was through that telescope that I first saw the rings of Saturn and the storm on Jupiter. Thanks Patrick for helping to provide such a great childhood experience - may you truly RIP

From: John Price
Country: UK

Watching you on the sky at night, reading your astronomy books and your science fiction all contributed to my life-long love of astronomy. Your loss creates a gap that will be hard to fill. Your humility and humanity shone through and with your sense of fun made it easy to see why you were loved by so many. Yours was a rare gift and we are all the richer for your generosity in sharing it with us.
Thank you Patrick and go in peace.

From: Aprill Harper
Country: UK

Sir Patrick was the inspiration that finally saw us get our telescopes this year. He will be missed by us. There are stars up there with his name on and there is no other fitting tribute.

From: Sarah
Country:

You have inspired me in many ways, because of you I am wishing to study astronomy at uni. You are one of my hereos and will be missed. I would have loved to have got the chance to meet you as I have thousands of questions to ask!
RIP
xxxx <3

From: David Collins
Country: New Zealand

I have to admit that I fell hook, line and sinker for Patrick Moore's once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event. It was while he was being interviewed by Jimmy Young on BBC Radio 2, on the morning of 1 April 1976, when Patrick announced that at 9:47 AM the planet Pluto would pass behind Jupiter, temporarily causing a gravitational alignment that would counteract and lessen the Earth's own gravity. I was at boarding school at the time and ill so was in the sick bay. At the appropriate time I duly bounced up and down on the bed to see if I could get higher - only to be chastised by Matron - all the while Patrick urging people to jump higher... I insisted it had to be true - after all it was Jimmy Young AND Patrick Moore telling us about it.

Just one example of the wit and humour of a brilliant man that the world was better off for knowing, and now seems a little emptier for his passing.

Thank you, Sir Patrick, for your inspiration, your humour, your writing, your music, and for sharing your lifelong passion with us all.

From: Peter Coleman
Country: UK

Sadly we have lost a true and gifted teacher, an inspiration for all in science. My fondest memory of him is a letter he wrote to a friends junior school class after she had been asked to explain the phases of the moon and what caused them, I suggested contacting Sir Patrick and when the reply came his personality and enthusiasm leapt from the text. It is a treasured memory for me and I can only assume a treasured possession of the teacher!

From: Pete Wall
Country: Wales, UK

Patrick was the spark that ignited my lifelong interest in astronomy in the early sixties and inspired me to save for months buy a telescope, which I still have. A unique person, his passing marks the end of era, but the wonderful tributes and comments that have followed his death are a wonderful reflection of the legacy he leaves.

From: Keith Clack
Country: UK

Patrick came to Blackwell's Bookshop several times to promote his books and give talks. He was always great value, hugely appreciated and fun to talk to afterwards over a glass or two.
He always responded personally to my letters to him when organizing the talks and was a truely unique man.
RIP Patrick

From: Roger Warner
Country: UK

Such fond memories of Patrick, i will always remember how delighted he was when i organised and uplifed his Dome and other Ops, this was back about 5 years ago, got to know Patrick very well , and returned many times after that , he was such a lovely man , often shared a joke,
Will miss you Patrick, be at peace now ,
Love
Roger

From: Rob Waterson
Country: England

Although not strictly a hobby of mine I too, like many, have more than a passing interest in astronomy and Sir Patrick Moore was instrumental in that, ever since seeing him on telly when I was a kid...truly one of a kind. R.I.P.

From: Mike Parker
Country: England

Patrick Moore was a positive force for space exploration and science in general. My friends and I would often talk about his exploits and we will continue to do so.

Growing up in the 90's gaming boom, I also remember him as Games Master.

His enthusiasm for everything he embarked on, including his music and writing is inspirational and I think his legacy will live on through these things.

Patrick lived though the golden age of early human space exploration and his input, especially on matters concerning the moon have been invaluable. He will be missed.

From: Adrian Young
Country: Australia

I met Patrick briefly when he came to Canberra when he visited Australia and gave a talk about Halley's comet at The Australian National University. He even was kind enough to sign a poster I had designed for the occasion.
Wonderful to be able to meet such an exciting person.

From: Sue Wilkes
Country: UK

I have posted my tribute to Sir Patrick on my blog http://suewilkes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/sir-patrick-moore.html

From: Bob Hardy
Country: UK

I went to a lecture Sir Patrick gave at Birmingham University many years ago and was in awe at how interesting he made the stars. He is truly one of the great stars himself.

From: Brenda Hardman
Country: WIRRAL.ENGLAND

You will be greatly missed, truely a Great British Legend, a man of the people for the people. BXXX;-)

From: J.S.
Country: formerly England

My encounters with Patrick Moore have always been significant even though I never met him. By the time I was 11 years old I was excited to see his signature in the visitor's book of our village church. Wow! He lived here! I was excited and encouraged to keep looking up at the big wide sky at night.
That has stayed with me all those years since. But he was also musical. He was funny. He was an Individual Character. He was an Eccentric Englishman. All of those are things to aspire to.

What he did for for thousands, if not millions, will never be taken away from them.
Thank You, Patrick Moore.

From: Joanna Westwood
Country:

There was something immortal about Patrick, he's quite simply always been there. He was a true great, there will never be another like him, with wit, vivacity and the ability to touch every one of our hearts personally. He is very much missed.

From: Nicholas Dickinson
Country: Machen, Wales

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveler in the dark,
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
'Till the sun is in the sky.

As your bright and tiny spark,
Lights the traveller in the dark.
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are.
How I wonder what you are.
RIP Sir Patrick Moore

From: Tony Homewood
Country: UK

I began watching TSAN in about 1970. I was completely taken in by this eccentric genius. His obvious love for his subject inspired me and so many others. The world will be a far less interesting place without Patrick, who was a typically British eccentric. I will miss him so much.

From: Rita Howard
Country:

A wonderful complex man who inspired many.
Gone but never forgotten.

From: frank
Country: Ireland

Didn't depart this planet on his death! His imagination departed to the stars a long time ago. He took us with him for decades.

From: David Robson
Country: Scotland

If there were more people in the world like Patrick Moore, we would all be in a better place.

Thanks Sir Patrick.

From: John Goodwin
Country:

I met Patrick at a book signing of BANG in Torquay and I mentioned his RAF Tie. We ended up talking about his time in the RAF which many seem to forget. He was one of many who put their lives on the line to protect use from the Nazi's. This seems to be forgotten along side all of his other achievements. He was an inspiration and a true English gent. He'll be missed by all. Per Adua Ad Astra. He certainly added a twist to that.

From: Thomas W. Wilson
Country: United States

I have been a variable star observer for nearly 43 years, making my own telescopes up to 12-inches. Patrick Moore's books have long been part of my library. I have found them both informative and pleasurable, clearly explaining the subject matter. So, I have been familiar with him through his books but I never had the pleasure of meeting him or corresponding with him. Then a few years ago I came across Sky At Night magazine at the local Borders bookstore and through the accompanying cover disk discovered the Sky At Night TV program presented by Sir patrick, of which I was unaware but I immdiately became a fan of it, finding it delightful, and have subsequently subscribed to the magazine and look forwrd to each issue and consider it my favorite. There is nothing like it in the U.S. nor a host like Sir Patrick, a real joy. I am sure the other presenters will cary on the fine tradition but something will be lost without Sir Patrick. I shall miss him greatly! Live forever, Sir Patrick!

From: Ian H, Johnson Smith
Country: UK

A true British icon. He gave so much to so many. I count myself lucky to be one of them. He will be missed, never forgotten.

From: Gerri
Country: Australia

A complex and inspiring man. The Sky at Night has stayed with me a life time. Your star shines bright around the globe. Rest in peace.

From: Chris Corcoran
Country: Australia

A very sad day but what a life to celebrate. I have many happy memories of being enthraled by Sir Pattick's enthusiasm when presenting Seeing Stars and The Sky At Night as a child. I can trace my love of astronomy and science directly to him. Thank you Sir Patrick for enhancing the lives of so many people. You will be greatly missed.

From: doni stewart
Country: U.K

My sincerest condolences to Sir Patrick's family at this dire time. He was a very educational and inspiring role model to me, and I know he will be missed dearly by all.

SIR PATRICK IS NOW A STAR AMONGST THE STARS THAT HE SO DEARLY ENJOYED - R.I.P.

From: doni stewart
Country: U.K

My sincerest condolences to Sir Patrick's family at this dire time. He was a very educational and inspiring role model to me, and I know he will be missed dearly by all.

SIR PATRICK IS NOW A STAR AMONGST THE STARS THAT HE SO DEARLY ENJOYED - R.I.P.

From: Rob Sloane
Country: UK

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I read of the passing of Patrick Moore. I was never fortunate enough to meet him in person, but I did have a book of his signed for me when I was a boy.

It was as a boy that I discovered "The Sky at Night", broadcast before the end of transmission (before the beep and the famous test card). It opened my mind to unlimited possibilities and fostered an early interest in physics, astronomy and the serenity and beauty of space.

Something Patrick Moore did without effort was enthrall the viewer and with wit, intelligence and boundless passion. His skill with words and ability to precisely reduce astrophysics to the most concise terms took you to the planets and beyond, long before SFX and CGI replaced active thought with passive observation.

There are very few people like Patrick Moore, who can enrich an entire field of science, yet also reach beyond the esoteric and thrill, teach, and inspire generations.

When I look up at the heavens, it's Patrick Moore's voice I hear, discussing Saturn's ice rings, or the storms on Jupiter and tonight I wouldn't be surprised to find a new star twinkling among the welkin.

Patrick Moore - Ad astra, ad infinitum.

From: Aron
Country: the Netherlands

Goodbye Sir Patrick , The first Sunday of the month will never be the same ....
You will be greatly missed.
Rest in peace

From: Sorley Mann
Country:

One of THE most moving moments ever televised was when Sir Patrick visited a little boy in hospital and presented him with a ginormous telescope ...the little fellow melted.......

From: Julian Kingston
Country: GB

I still have the letter Sir Patrick wrote to me in the mid 60's responding to my request for information as to how to build a 6inch reflector.I had also visited his home observatory at East Grinstead. His encouragement was an inspiration to me, as a 14 yr old confined to boarding-school. It's a shame the school authorities were not so inclined . I succeeded in building the telescope but the sods wouldn't let me out after dark to use it ! But I have had a lifetime of interest in astronomy and that is entirely due to Sir Patrick's enthusiasm and lucidity. The world is a duller place for his passing.

From: Vassa Nicolaou
Country: vassa@talktalk.net

In the Autumn of 1991 I wrote to Mr Patrick Moore at the BBC asking whether I could take his photograph. I was a photography student at the then London College of Printing. I didn't really expect a reply...but to my great delight and amazement, I got one! Patrick had actually sent me a typed postcard saying 'Of course!' and he even added his phone number to the message. I was dumbstruck really...and terribly excited.

And so my friend Tim and I had the great pleasure of meeting the wonderful Patrick Moore in his house in Selsey.

The local florist had told us that he loved African Violets and so I bought him one.

He was exceptionally friendly and welcoming. I shot several pictures of him in and outside his home. There was a moment when he suddenly got out of his arm chair, went over to his xylophone and began to play - it was fantastic! At some point I felt I had to tell Patrick that all three of us were Pisceans...but he wasn't much amused by that!

It was a truly memorable experience, and I will always cherish the memories of that day. After a particularly large G&T, Tim and I left Patrick's house buzzing.

I was very pleased with the pictures I took and after taking more portraits my final 3rd. Year project of Astronomer Portraits was finished (albeit ongoing).

I did send Patrick and all the other Astronomers a print, with a thank you note.

I was deeply saddened to hear of Patrick passing away yesterday. It truly is a great loss and the end of an era.

In recent years it had crossed my mind how it would be nice to visit him again and take more pictures, however that was not meant to be. I'm just ever so happy and grateful to have had the privilege of having met the very charming and generous Patrick Moore.




From: deeparker1@sky.com
Country: Essex

Dear Patrick,
I have been trying to find the words to describe how much you have meant to me in my life. For 50 years i have been inspired by you to pursue my interest in Astronomy. Being a girl it was hard in the beginning.
Being bought a copy of the Boys book of Astronomy, I really felt an odd ball! but that book is still with me and thankfully 50 years later i was able to meet you briefly, when you "signed" my book while i gushed my thanks enthusiastically at Astrofest I am so glad i had the opportunity to thank you in person and to shake your hand. I feel as if i have lost a family member i am so shocked - Nothing can take away your amazing light! You will shine forever in our hearts

From: Alexander
Country: UK

Patrick you were always a pleasure to watch.

From: Vassa Nicolaou
Country: England

In the Autumn of 1991 I wrote to Mr Patrick Moore at the BBC asking whether I could take his photograph. I was a photography student at the then London College of Printing. I didn't really expect a reply...but to my great delight and amazement, I got one! Patrick had actually sent me a typed postcard saying 'Of course!' and he even added his phone number to the message. I was dumbstruck really...and terribly excited.

And so my friend Tim and I had the great pleasure of meeting the wonderful Patrick Moore in his house in Selsey.

The local florist had told us that he loved African Violets and so I bought him one.

He was exceptionally friendly and welcoming. I shot several pictures of him in and outside his home. There was a moment when he suddenly got out of his arm chair, went over to his xylophone and began to play - it was fantastic! At some point I felt I had to tell Patrick that all three of us were Pisceans...but he wasn't much amused by that!

It was a truly memorable experience, and I will always cherish the memories of that day. After a particularly large G&T, Tim and I left Patrick's house buzzing.

I was very pleased with the pictures I took and after taking more portraits my final 3rd. Year project of Astronomer Portraits was finished (albeit ongoing).

I did send Patrick and all the other Astronomers a print, with a thank you note.

I was deeply saddened to hear of Patrick passing away yesterday. It truly is a great loss and the end of an era.

In recent years it had crossed my mind how it would be nice to visit him again and take more pictures, however that was not meant to be. I'm just ever so happy and grateful to have had the privilege of having met the very charming and generous Patrick Moore.




From: Vassa Nicolaou
Country: England

In the Autumn of 1991 I wrote to Mr Patrick Moore at the BBC asking whether I could take his photograph. I was a photography student at the then London College of Printing. I didn't really expect a reply...but to my great delight and amazement, I got one! Patrick had actually sent me a typed postcard saying 'Of course!' and he even added his phone number to the message. I was dumbstruck really...and terribly excited.

And so my friend Tim and I had the great pleasure of meeting the wonderful Patrick Moore in his house in Selsey.

The local florist had told us that he loved African Violets and so I bought him one.

He was exceptionally friendly and welcoming. I shot several pictures of him in and outside his home. There was a moment when he suddenly got out of his arm chair, went over to his xylophone and began to play - it was fantastic! At some point I felt I had to tell Patrick that all three of us were Pisceans...but he wasn't much amused by that!

It was a truly memorable experience, and I will always cherish the memories of that day. After a particularly large G&T, Tim and I left Patrick's house buzzing.

I was very pleased with the pictures I took and after taking more portraits my final 3rd. Year project of Astronomer Portraits was finished (albeit ongoing).

I did send Patrick and all the other Astronomers a print, with a thank you note.

I was deeply saddened to hear of Patrick passing away yesterday. It truly is a great loss and the end of an era.

In recent years it had crossed my mind how it would be nice to visit him again and take more pictures, however that was not meant to be. I'm just ever so happy and grateful to have had the privilege of having met the very charming and generous Patrick Moore.




From: Jimistiva
Country: UK

One of my fondest memories of my youth is watching the stars with my two brothers in the school holidays. We were transfixed by it all and it was all because you said "watch the night sky" a true English gentleman and a very sad loss, I hope you get to explore the Universe now.
RIP bonny lad!

From: Rowan
Country:

Sadly missed, an inspiration to so many both young and old. When you look at the moon think of him. I have his moon map on the wall.

From: Doug Forbes
Country:

Those of us who spent our childhood watching Moore, Bronowski and Attenborough have been blessed.
I've spent many happy hours when my daughters were young, gazing at a clear night sky, picking out the constellations and planets.

"At the Castle Gate" will always evoke that erudite, enthusiastic, quick-fire delivery.

Thank you, Sir Patrick, for shedding your special brand of starlight on my life and my children's.

From: Julie Morgan
Country: UK

They broke the mould after making Patrick Moore. Sky at night was a classic programme that introduced many a person to the fascination of the night sky. I went to a few of his talks. He was just the same in real life as on TV. RIP.

From: Julie Morgan
Country: UK

They broke the mould after making Patrick Moore. Sky at night was a classic programme that introduced many a person to the fascination of the night sky. I went to a few of his talks. He was just the same in real life as on TV. RIP.

From: Julie Morgan
Country: UK

They broke the mould after making Patrick Moore. Sky at night was a classic programme that introduced many a person to the fascination of the night sky. I went to a few of his talks. He was just the same in real life as on TV. RIP.

From: David Farley
Country: Scotland

The Sky at Night introduced me to Astronomy a lifelong passion A true human being he will be greatly missed. RIP Sir Patrick

From: Will Mace
Country: England

What a fantastic broadcaster and astronomer. We will not see anyone like him again. I love the clip of him playing a piece by William Herschel on the piano on The Sky from 1960 and I loved the Transit of Venus programme. His gift at making astronomical concepts simple was just part of his genius. Thank you Sir Patrick. I hope the BBC will plan some sort of tribute to his works and passions.

From: bigastrodaddy
Country: uk

The mixture of Patrick and Apollo was electrifying - many of us had no choice but to be astronomers! Thanks Patrick, you gave me a purpose.

From: Brian
Country:

I can never remember a time without Sir Patrick.
He instilled in me a love of astronomy, and the admiration of a true British treasure.

From: Ian Simmons
Country: USA

40 years ago I needed help with my Geography project at school (ambitiously studying the moon). I wrote to Patrick with a long list of questions and a plea for assistance. Within a few days I received a long typed letter (with hand written corrections) answering all my questions and including Polaroid’s of the moon and other illustrations. This must have taken Patrick some time to put the reply together. This helped me immensely and Patick’s enthusiasm was evident throughout the letter. A true gentlemen and one of a kind.

From: steve
Country:

Thank you Sir for introducing me to astronomy. May you rest in peace

Goodnight

From: Debbie
Country: GB

A true gentleman who encouraged so many to look at the sky and consider what was up there. His open door policy was refreshing and his responses to young people who wrote to him was admirable. He will never know how much those typed letters meant to children who wanted to learn about the night sky. A man who inspired me to learn about astronomy and not feel stupid when I could not find objects. Thank you Sir Patrick for all of your work. I wish I had met you just once, it would have been such an honour to be in your company and share in your knowledge.

From: Chris Liversidge
Country:

Patrick was a inspiration to me, at 9 years old I wrote a long letter to him, asking how I could become involved in astrometry (I’m 54 now) and he replied with a 14 page letter back which he had typed up himself, saying if I remember rightly (and not patronising) try to well at school, always do your best, try and look at the stars, and make observations, and the final bit which I still smile at is make sure your Mum and Dad know your outside, I am sure Patrick is in heaven, a place he always looked at, if ever a man was special it was him, god bless you Patrick, you left your mark on the earth, and you have a lot to be proud of, we will miss you, and smile when we think of you.

From: Paul Cheshire
Country: UK

Such a sad loss of broadsting, science, and humility......... Brian, if you read this, a rendering of "At The Castle Gates" in your inimiatanble style would be a wonderful tribute to a great man?

From: Brian Woosnam (astrowoosie)
Country: Great Britian North Wales

What a very sad day yesterday, poor Sir Patrick he was a great man who helped people to take up astronomy even me. I had my first letter for him in 1969 when I was ten. Over the years we become close friends and I visited his home at Selsey many times at BBC Sky at Night parties and as a friend. He will be missed by everyone.

From: Kevin r mcnally
Country: Uk

Like many before me and since this wonderful human being inspired me to see the universe around us. I was in the first wave of students to take my astronomy gce and passed with an A through having read his book 'O level astronomy' as the subject wasn't taught at my school. It was a great joy to me that I was able to thank him while at the BBC some years ago. I miss him already.

From: Jason White
Country: UK

Between Patrick and Johnny Ball I was pretty much destined to study science.
Patrick Moore was a pulsar sending out astronomy information every month on BBC. Saw him speak once at Birmingham Uni, captivating! Awesome presence. I will miss you, but I also thank you for inspiring generations to study science.

From: John Gibbins
Country: England

I met Sir Patrick Moore just the once - at a book signing event in Oxford Street a few years ago.

He told me that star gazing had become so much easier with the advent of computerised telescopes. He had spent much time, and exercised much care, in doing it the hard way.

A man not to be forgotten.

From: Pat Dunne
Country: Ireland

RIP Patrick. I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks for sharing your passion and enthusiasm.

From: Chris Starr
Country: UK

Nearly 50 years ago, inspired by Sir Patrick as a budding young amateur astronomer going for my scouts' 'Starman' badge, I wrote a letter to him. It was wonderful to receive such a warm and encouraging reply, just as it was to live the thrilling adventure of space exploration through his TV programmes and books. He has been a constant inspiration to us all and encouraged us with his infectious enthusiasm to look up at the stars and not down at our feet. Thank you Sir Patrick and clear skies!

From: John Worrall
Country:

I have few heros, but Sir Patrick was one of them. My grandparents bought me the Observers Guide to Astronomy written by him which started a life long interest in the subject. An old school Brit who has inspired generations of astronomers at all levels.

From: lydia macokatic
Country: Australia

Patrick Moore you were the shining light of astronomy for so many, and you will be missed by so many....Thank You Lydia Macokatic NAS Publicity Officer

From: Jenifer North
Country: Australia

RIP Patrick. You were an inspiration and great help to we members of the Croydon Junior Astronomical Society. I particularly remember our phone call from you on the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957. Your ability to shorten or stretch your lectures to suit the time available was always amazing.

From: Ray Verma
Country: UK

Can we please start a quick campaign to get Sir Patrick posthumously awarded with a Lord by Her Majesty in 2013 New Years List?

If anyone deserves it, its Sir Patrick Moore

From: Debbie Taylor
Country:

I remember watching Sky at night as a little girl with my Dad. A true inspiration who can never be replaced, he will be sadly missed.

From: Rob Wheeler
Country:

While the individual star itself may have gone, the light it created travels on, undimmed, through the cosmos.

It is very sad that in this special year dedicated to inspiring future generations, we should lose someone who has already done so much to inspire so many.

Thank you Sir Patrick for bringing the heavens down to earth, without losing that sense of wonder and excitement about the universe.

From: MD
Country:

I briefly met Sir Patrick as a boy after hearing one of his lectures about fifteen years ago. The lecture was fascinating and lucid and I remember how he patiently answered each and every question with warmth, wit and enthusiasm. He was a great man, a great mind and a great inspiration. He will be sorely missed.

From: Mark Murray
Country: Scotland

Thank you for a lifetime of entertainment, enlightenment and enjoyment.
The inspiration for countless amateur and professional astronomers throughout this land.

From: Michele Clare
Country: England

This world will be a dimmer place without you Hopefully, now you can explore the universe, & you,re reunited with the ones you loved. Thankyou for being you.

From: ken Spencer
Country: UK

Thank you dear Patrick, you opened my mind as a boy to the wonder of the Universe. Thank you that through the decades you were always there every month to inspire us.

From: Mike Ixer
Country: uK

A sad day, the end of an era although Patrick's memory will live on in his work and those he inspired. Someone who spanned generations - Orville Wright, Einstein, Braun, Gagarin, Armstrong and Aldrin. Just a pity they don't have mobile phones with cameras several decades ago to record that session with Einstein. Patrick will not be forgotten.

From: Collette Rehman née Wortley
Country: England

You were one of those people, known to soo many and although, we all know the inevitable that, with age our time becomes more limited and although you had a long and fascinating life, you are surely one of those people that I wish, could
Live forever. The world seemed more comforting, safer and brighter, with you in it.

From: Oli Froom
Country:

What a sad day. I was an avid fan of The Sky At Night from the age of five; at that age, nothing quite matched the magical nights on which I was allowed to stay up late and stare in awe at the enigmatic celestial images brought to life by Sir Patrick’s inimitable enthusiasm. I consider myself privileged to have finally met him four years ago. My passion for astronomy, inspired by this great man, is something I will always retain and try to pass on to others. RIP Sir Patrick.

From: Jim Maxwell
Country: England

By a curious quirk of fate at the age of 15 in 1968, I wrote a book of astronomy. Heavily influenced by Patrick’s writings I typed it out on an ancient 1908 Burroughs typewriter. Unknown to me Patrick was using a similar machine for a much greater output. Great minds think alike!

From: G.G
Country:

Thank you Sir Patrick. I always meant to write to you & thank you for encouraging so many of us to look up & wonder. Your optimism & enthusiasm were an example to all. Whenever I look up at the stars, thats down to you. Thank you.

From: Jon Cheetham
Country: England

I watched Sir Patrick over many decades, he was always informative in an easy to follow sort of way, his humour was wonderful. No one will ever get close to filling his shoes. I am saddened by his passing.
Thank you Sir Patrick.

From: Jon Cheetham
Country: England

I watched Sir Patrick over many decades, he was always informative in an easy to follow sort of way, his humour was wonderful. No one will ever get close to filling his shoes. I am saddened by his passing.
Thank you Sir Patrick.

From: Paul Grace
Country: England

Patrick, you will be sorely missed. When I was 8, your programme on the television persuaded me to look through a telescope for the first time, and I'm still doing it 48 years later!

From: Geoff Greenwood
Country: uk

my favorite sir Patrick quote ..(on the subject of trying to stop a comet or asteroid with nuclear weapons)
its rather like trying to stop a charging rhinoceros by throwing a pea at it '

this still makes me smile even at this sad time
rest in peace Sir Patrick you will never ever be forgotten

From: Tony Whittle
Country: England

I was one year and one day old when the first sky at night was broadcast.
An amazing man who inspired and passed on his knowledge and love of the heavens to so many.
I hope he is happy now to amongst the stars he so loved

From: Keith Cordell
Country: Wales

I remember going to one of Sir Patrick's Xylophone concerts - more out of interest than expectation, as I had watched the Sky at Night for many years. What a great night - he was such an entertaining performer!

From: James Talbot
Country: UK

Lucky enough to attend one of Sir Patrick Moore's lectures in Edinburgh while at university. I remember the lights all failed and sitting in near darkness he just carried on as if it was meant to happen that way! Making light (pardon the pun), of the situation - having us all in stitches...

A true inspiration and will be very sorely missed by many.

From: Sarah Owen (nee Pocock)
Country:

Sir Patrick was an amazing man and I have very fond memories of him. During my childhood my father was his tailor (and therefore the butt of many jokes on 1970s TV!) and so I visited Farthings quite a number of times.
As a child I was very interested in astronomy and he always encouraged me. I have many books he gave me, still cherished. My father and I once went with him to a recording of "Friday Night is Music Night" and I still have the most incredible memories of what a special time that was. Depsite the fact I was just a child, I played his beautiful piano. I used to often look through his telescope and I still remember the sense of wonder I felt so vividly.
Now my younger daughter has a passion for astronomy. She was talking about writing to Sir Patrick a short while back - it just shows you should do these things whilst you can. I know he would have been pleased to have inspired her, as he did me, and as I'm sure he did to many, many children.
My father was still in touch with him and so it was a sad day for us to hear of his passing.
He was an inspiration to me as a child and I will never forget.

From: Peter Whitehead
Country: UK

A memorial is essential - what about a statue of Patrick looking through a telescope on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square? We need more statues of scientists.

From: Norman Izett
Country: New Zealand

Sir Patrick, whom I met twice in Whakatane when he visited our Astronomical Society in May 1983 and October 1997, brought the wonders of astronomy to enlighten millions of people during his prolific lifetime which spanned the era of the birth of the very large telescopes, The dawn and rapid progress of the 'Space Age' to the amazing Hubble and other telescopes orbiting our planet. Among the countless other milestones during his later life were the Echo's vacating our Solar System, the landing of a probe on Titan and the infinite detail of geological information now coming from Mars onto our TV screens. Plaudits must also go the the BBC for broadcasting this advancing tsunami of knowledge for the entire time too. A really great epoch for humanity all round.

From: Andrew Watkinson-Trim
Country: England

Having presented Patrick with a specially-made chess set as a gift from my then school's Astronomy Club, I was honoured to be invited to visit Patrick at Farthings on many occasions - often bringing a party of student astronomers to have lunch or dinner with Patrick and to observe from his home. He was an extraordinarily generous man, utterly at home in the company of school children, and a fascinating conversationalist (and a rather good chess player!) We were delighted to be invited to be with him on his 89th birthday, and his letter to me after that lunch contained another invitation to bring a group from West Buckland School to see him in the new year...
His great gift was the selfless encouragement of others, inspiring huge enthusiasm with a twinkle behind the monocle that made it clear he didn't take himself too seriously! I hope we will all get the opportunity to pay our respects and celebrate his life at the appropriate time. Like so many astronomers he inspired me while I was a schoolboy and he was working the same magic right up to the end with my students who are so sad today. I wonder how many of us changed our plans on Sunday night to take out our telescopes and remember Patrick quietly, out under the stars? The end of an era in one way - but I know young people here at school who will carry the excitement of meeting Patrick with them for the rest of their lives; so "his work lives on" is not just a phrase but a fact that will be realised anew every time my students set up in the anticipation of darkness and peer into the eyepiece to seek some astronomical illumination. They, like me and many thousands of others will always remember Patrick on the darkest of nights, and when we do, (unseen perhaps and bending over our telescopes in the cold), we will feel gratitude for his life and smile.

From: Tim Whitehead
Country: uk

I was yet another fortunate youngster who, at the age of 10, wrote to Patrick. I wanted to know which books I should buy after gaining my interest in astronomy from watching 'The Sky at Night' on the BBC2 Saturday afternoon repeats. He replied with a lovely letter and even offered to visit me on his way down to Plymouth. I have been interested in astronomy ever since. While in my teens I set up and ran astronomy pages on 'Blurblefax' my schools home teletext service and then joined the BAA. Patrick shaped my life all for the better and was my window to the universe. Thank you Patrick. God bless.

From: Rob Acton
Country: England

I was so sorry to hear of the death of Sir Patrick he was a unique and inspirational character whose sheer enthusiasm for astronomy was totally infectious.

The Sky at Night will not be the same without him but I hope it continues as a tribute to the great man`s memory.

From: Diane Crowsley
Country:

When I was a young girl my dad used to tell me about your programme, he often fell asleep, pipe still in his mouth after watching your show. My dad built his own telescope and used to write to you for advice to which you always replied.You were an inspiration to my dad, he died four years ago and I miss him and his love of astronomy. You will never be replaced, you were unique. God BlessXXX

From: John Cramb
Country: Bangor P.A USA



Rest In Peace Sir Patrick

From: Declan Hogan
Country: Ireland

Very very sad to see Sir Patrick leave us.
And thank you for a truly brilliant and touching obituary published in The Guardian.

Kind wishes

Declan Hogan
Dublin
Ireland

From: Trudie Rayner
Country: UK

R.I.P my dear friend, you were an inspiration to me, and taught me so much.
It was a priviledge and a pleasure to assist in caring for you.
We have lost a national treasure, but have gained a new shining star in God's heaven.
Sleep well my friend, united at last with Lorna.

From: Ni
Country: England

I was looked on as thick at school my main way of not believing them was my love of Patrick, who convinced you were capable of anything. RIP

From: SCOTT TAYLOR
Country: UK

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR INSPIRATION PATRICK. WE WILL ALL MISS YOUR ENTHUSIASM..

From: Edward Hanna
Country: UK

Sir Patrick was a brilliant communicator and the most knowledgeable yet down-to-earth astronomer, who did so much to encourage myself and countless others in astronomy and science. His books and articles, with his fine eloquent and easily understandable writing, are as much works of art as science; he was the scientific writer and populariser par exemplar. Patrick will be sorely missed for a long time; our debt to him is great indeed, and the world is a poorer place without his infectious, unaffected enthusiasm and his enormous generosity. He easily ranks alongside the likes of Sir William Herschel, in terms of his sheer influence on astronomy, in my opinion. Long may his legacy live on.

From: Robert Paterson
Country: Scotland

Bye old friend , see you in heaven someday.

From: philip chatfield
Country: wales

Sir Patrick

As you look down upon us from the Heavenly world, we wish to thank you for the many delights and pleasures you have left us memories of yourself.

In the late 60's I was given one of your books on the Moon. Until then it seemed a rather frightening sight but your book unlocked its mysteries and it became a friend. It's still a friend.

Thank you for inspiring us all. We wish you fair winds, Cosmic and Heavenly. We who remain in your wake must continue to feed off your reflected enthusiasm for being vigilant, inquisitive and still have fun.

fare thee well.

Philip Chatfield
Sculptor

From: Daren Spiby
Country:

I was 6 years old when I first watched The Sky At Night (Saturday afternoon)BBC2 1973... Sir Patrick introduced me to the Universe as he and now I know it. R.I.P Sir Patrick Moore and Thankyou.

From: Ray Fenwick
Country:

Thank you.

From: Aimee Babbs
Country: England

You were an amazing man. You inspired not just me but many, many, many, many, others to look up and see what is there. I will never stop looking up and learning about the stars and every time i do i will think about you.

From: Chris Lavis
Country: U.K.

I am so sad to hear that Sir Patrick Moore has died at the grand age of 89. I had the privilege to meet and talk to him on 4 occasions, he was lovely genuine unassuming man.
Rest in peace Patrick I hope that you are now up in the sky looking down at us instead of looking up as you have done for most of your amazing life.
I will never be able to gaze at the starry sky without thinking of you Patrick.
I did gaze at a truly amazing night sky on the day Patrick died and saw a very large shooting star and did think of Patrick.

From: Tristan Farrell
Country: UK

Will miss you Sir Patrick, you made the night sky seem knowable to us all.
Thank you...

From: Ashley Whitehouse
Country: UK

Thank you Patrick for sparking my interest in astronomy. When I was 11 my parents allowed me to stay up late to watch Sky at Night and I was so inspired that when I passed my 11+ I asked for a telescope to view the night sky. I have been glued to your programme ever since. You had a wonderful common touch. You were indeed unique.

From: Ricardo Sánchez
Country: Argentina

Terrible news, I met him in Buenos Aires 20 years ago, a great communicator, great person and a great loss!

From: juliapardoe@gmail.com
Country: juliapardoe@gmail.com

today I bought my #skyatnight magazine and a calender 2013 I will always treasure it the cd looks amazing I shall always remember him in prayer and a bright star named Patrick he always will be in our hearts and Brian too I LOVE SPACE its Beautifull

From: Carl Knight
Country: New Zealand

My wife and I lived in the UK for five years. It was there that I first encountered The Sky At Night and Sir Patrick. That fuelled my love affair with Astronomy that continues to this day. Having returned home to New Zealand, I have been struck by how often the members of my local Astronomical Society (The Palmerston North Astronomical Society) reminisce and recall Sir Patrick's visit to New Zealand - I believe that was in the 1980s. Regardless that is quite an impression to leave.

This testifies to the esteem in which Sir Patrick was held internationally.

In cricket 89 is a good knock, and Sir Patrick did it unselfishly and with style.

From: Rooksby
Country: England

Truly, Sir P was a complete one-off.

Keep watching the skies, sir! x

From: gail bates nee thring
Country:

During the 1960s and 70s my parents Edmund and Marjory Thring were members of the Astrolade Society instigated by Sir Patrick. Meetings were held at his home in Selsey and they found the experience interesting and rewarding. My Mother thought he was a wonderful person and admired the kindness that he showed to his mother. As you have written in your tribute he was an exceptional man and it is a great loss that he has passed, but I believe he made the universe come alive to many people especially through his television programmes

From: Dennis Constable
Country: N Ireland

God bless you Patrick. You were blessed with the common touch and did so much for so many. I will always remember meeting you on a formal and informal basis; something I will always treasure. You leave behind a great legacy of astronomers who were inspired by you.
Farewell-you will never be forgotten

From: Paul Hobbs
Country: UK

Farewell to a brilliant,dear man who will always be one of my heroes. I shall forever miss his insight, humanity and excellent humour.An example to us all of a selfless life well lived, who immeasurably increased mankind's knowledge of the universe.

From: Vincent
Country: The Netherlands

Thank you Sir Patrick Moore, for your contributions to science and mankind. You will be remembered as a great icon who made significant contributions to science and mankind.

From: John Curtin
Country: Ireland

I met Patrick on a few occasions at the London Astronomy Exhibition. He always made time to talk to people and was delighted to talk about his book on Birr Cadtle with me. The world has lost a wonderful person. God bless you Patrick you will live forever among the stars. The man on the moon now has a new name - PATRICK.

From: James Bidwell
Country: Bristol, UK

RIP Sir Patrick you have been such an inspiration and will be greatly missed.

From: peter litherland
Country:

After having read the Velikovsky books in the late '50's, I wrote to PM for his views on them. He replied by return, saying that Velikovsky was 'as nutty as a fruitcake'! I think I still have that letter somewhere.

From: Arron Sharp
Country: UK, Kernow

The Sky at Night is a more lonely place now you have left the Universe.
[RIP Patrick]

From: Mike Wilding
Country: United Kingdom

Now in my 65th year, I have no recollection of a time before "The Sky at Night" on TV. It was so much a part of everyone's life. I recall being glued to the box whenever it was on, fascinated by the unfolding mysteries of the universe. I have no doubt at all that Patrick's unrivalled enthusiasm for his subject was one of the things that first inspired me to follow a career in science. It's impossible to do him justice in just a few words. Put quite simply, there was no-one like Patrick Moore, and I am sure there never will be again. The world already seems emptier without him. I never met him in person, but I feel privileged to have shared time on Planet Earth with such a great mind and such a good man.
RIP Sir Patrick Moore.

From: Karim
Country: UK

The godfather of British astronomy. Made everything easy to understand for us very amateur astronomers. Such a fabulous man to have in our tiny part of our universe during our time. RIP.

From: Colin Faux
Country: England

Like so many, i was fortunate enough to receive a letter from Sir Patrick, and like so many, i was fortunate enough to be allowed into his home. I truly feel a great loss and real sadness, and is it any wonder?. Sir Patrick has been a part of our lives for so long, through his books, lectures and of course, his television appearances. Sir Patrick not only captured our imaginations, but throughout the years, he held onto our imaginations. It takes a truly unique person to do this, and that was Sir Patrick, who else could have taken the unfathomable and communicated it to ordinary people, in such a way as to make the subject thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable. The world has lost a great man, one of a kind and respected by millions. Thank you Sir Patrick, you will live long in our hearts.

From: Jay Wallis
Country: UK

A wonderful personality, always great to watch and so interesting to listen to, he'll be much missed.

From: Don Savant
Country: Trinidad

Thank you Sir for all the fascination and wonder.

From: Frank Dawes
Country: UK

A man who always referred to himself as an amateur astronomer ... however most professionals in his field of study and it could be said many others would calm him college and equal.

Since boyhood and as an adult whenever I’ve look into the clear evening sky Patrice Moor has always stood at my shoulder encouraging my curiosity and informing me and shall continue too ...

farewell Patrick

From: Philip Marsh
Country: UK

Patrick will be sadly missed. In an era of the vacuous celebrity, he truly was a legend and a true inspiration to all who love astronomy. RIP Patrick

From: Brian Ashton
Country: UK

It seems I've always been aware of Patrick. He appeared to be an integral part of the fabric of British society (and it feels right to be on first name terms, though I have never met my avuncular televisual friend).

Athough only watching The Sky At Night for sporadic periods, often when something big was happening in the world of space exploration - for example during the Neptune approach of Voyager - I knew he and his knowledgeable guests would tell me all I needed to know, or at least give me an inspirational starting point to find out more.

I greatly enjoyed reading one of his serious books on astronomy, over twenty-three years ago, while awaiting my daughter's arrival in this world. I savoured every word.

What a great difference he has made to me and to the world of astronomy.

From: Andy McCreadie
Country: USA

I was never a budding astronomer but as a child I used to love watching 'The Sky at Night' The wonderful enthusiasm Sir Patrick brought to the show was just contagious. I always remember after the show, going outside and staring at the universe in awe!
RIP Sir, you will be missed!

From: Jonathan Oates
Country: UK

May he rest in peace.

Sir Patrick kindly obliged with a brief spoken intro - recorded over the telephone in a Bath bathroom - for a community audio project in 2004. 'Hello, Sir Patrick. This is Jonathan Oates. I am calling you, as agreed.' 'Oh dear!'

I found him quirky, very sincere, and helpful, and I have kept a copy of his hand typed letter, complete with stamp signature (which he apologised for), and the coordinates of his Selsey home on his letterhead.

Result here :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6sgx7sFphA

From: Rosie Hawley
Country: England

I would like to say what a wonderful experience (literally) it has been to
have grown up with The Sky At Night and
Sir Patrick doing the introductions to all the new wonders of the universe. I follow Brian Cox on twitter who has taken up the mantle with others - I live near the Royal Observatory and went to the Astronomy Exhibits today and Flamsteed House. We stand on the shoulders of giants. May he rest in peace. Thank you.

From: Mark Barritt
Country: England

RIP Sir Patrick, a real English gentleman; an enthusiastic amateur whose observations were so thorough that, for example, his maps and drawings of the moon were used by NASA when planning the moon landings. His boundless enthusiasm has inspired so many people and he will be sorely missed; but he leaves behind a great legacy of written works, recorded programs, and inspired people to follow in his footsteps. I hope Ptolemy is not too distressed.

From: Dave Foddy
Country: England

A few weeks before my Wedding Day I was introduced to the chap who was to propose the toast to the Bride.The idea was that I wouldn't be an unknown to him. On the day, his speech went well. It included "I don't know much about Dave, other than he is a sartorial nightmare and a great fan of Patrick Moore." I'm possibly still a sartorial nightmare, I had been a fan of Patrick's before that and remain so. That was forty three years ago.

BANG! The Complete History of the Universe was purchased shortly after publication, because of the reviews I read, Chris Lintott's name was on it, with great respect to our host, Brian May's name was on it, but most of all, Patrick Moore's was also.

There are not many examples of such extreme eccentrics as Patrick. None will be remembered with greater affection.

From: Richard Sloan
Country: UK

In 1980 a gang of 19 of us, including children, went to Barbados for Christmas and the New Year. I had read in the newspaper about the green flash. This is a momentary flash of green light as the top of the sun disappears from the horizon, especially if this is on the sea. I went out onto the beach each evening to watch the sunset and saw the green flash on a couple of occasions. I insisted my friends came with me. None of them but I saw the green flash and they implied I had made it up and was seriously crackers. When I got home to the UK I wrote to Patrick Moore telling him of the problem of disbelief. He wrote me a post card which started "It's true! The Green flash was discovered in....." I copied it and sent it to my friends. What a great thing for me to get a reply. Unfortunately I have lost the postcard.

From: Shari
Country:

I hope someone is going to take on Ptolomy?? He/she will miss their owner.

From: elizabeth smith
Country: england

I came across a handwritten letter at my mother's home, from Sir Patrick to my father, who had written to point out a mistake he believed he had made (I regret I cannot recall it). The great man had taken the time to reply to my dad, Geoffrey Meggs, and freely admitted he was correct in his assumption, and why. My father would have been pleased with the outcome, but I am humbled by his gesture, dad is long dead but the letter is treasured. I echo Brian May's comment, how lucky we are to have had one of his like.

From: dave croft
Country: u.k.

I wrote to Patrick on several occasions over the years and always got a reply.
what a sweet man. The likes of him will never be found again.
we love you Patrick.

From: Robert Kelly
Country: Scotland

He was up there with Galileo, Copernicus and Newton and he is a person I would love to have met. Propelled along by his own enthusiasm, he became one of history's greatest astronomers. Another great thing about him was his marvellous sense of humour. As well as educating us he also made us smile. May God bless you, Sir Patrick, you were a fine man and a source of facts with a fair bit of fun added.

From: Laura
Country: England

So heartbroken about Patrick's passing. He was such an inspiring person and his legacy will inspire for years to come.

From: Robin Isherwood
Country:

I wrote to Patrick some years ago after he reached 50 years of presenting the Sky At Night. The first time I watched the programme was some 40-odd years earlier, as a schoolboy, on my parent's first ever (black and white) TV in the early 1960s

He must have received 100s of letters and e-mails when I wrote to him. I didn't expect a reply and told him one was not required. About a couple of months later I had a reply from him !

But for Patrick I would, like millions of others, never have been remotely interested in astronomy and especially the various planets that surround the sun and the solar system

His contribution to astronomy in regard to the general public was immense. To say he was unique is an understatement

He will never be forgotten by those of us privileged enough to have watched the Sky At Night over the last few decades

It is still hard to believe he is no longer with us even though it was obvious his health had got worse over the last few editions of the Sky At Night

RIP Patrick and thank you for everything you gave to astronomy over your life

From: David Evans
Country: England

Very sad news that Sir Patrick Moore has died, aged 89. He was the reason I became involved in astronomy. My best memory was playing cricket with him in his garden and drinking cider by the bucket full to cool ourselves from the hot summer sun. He has been an inspiration to so many and will be sadly missed. RIP Patrick.

From: Tony Rushin
Country: United Kingdom

My wife and I where only recently discussing what a tragedy it would be to lose Sir Patrick and are deeply saddened at the passing of such a great man. A teacher and inspiration to generations of astronomy lovers the world over. I only wish I could have met him in person.

From: Colin Barfoot
Country: England

R.I.P. Sir Patrick, you have been an inspiration to so many of us, broadening our horizons about the universe and the night sky. Thank you Sir!

From: Tammie O'Leary
Country: England

Sir Patrick Moore was recently generous with his time and met with me in September for a Charitable book project. I have always been impressed with his character and he earned respect easily.
Although frustrated about his restrictions due to age and health Sir Patrick smiled and laughed with me. His mind was agile and his spirit was still present. A man much appreciated but will be sadly missed.

From: Gary W
Country:

RIP, one of those legends who comes along but once a life time.

From: Helen Cox
Country: Ireland

Bon Voyage Sir, I hope you get the magnificent trip to the stars that you truly deserve. Ni bheadh a leithead aris ann.

From: Steven Walkey
Country: England

We have all lost a true Gentle Man with the sad passing of Sir Patrick Moore. He unknowingly helped me to realise the importance of being true to one's self and beliefs.
The more I learn of his remarkable life and unique personality, the truer that statement becomes.
I would just like to add that if everyone was of similar character to Sir Patrick our Country (and the World as a whole) would be a far better and more civilised place to live. May he Rest in Peace forever in the Stars.

From: Adrian Hood
Country: UK

A true gent who I was lucky enough to once meet. Inspirational in every way. RIP

From: Paul
Country: Britain

A truly amazing man, who got so many people thinking about what is happening above our heads and made all so very interesting and understandable

From: Fleur
Country: UK

The Sky at Night was a 'boffins' programme, that he made accessible and interesting, to me a child in the 1980s who asked for a telescope for her 10th birthday. Sir Patrick is irreplaceable, and I will miss his presence on my television very much.

From: Dr.Q.Stanley
Country: UK

A man full of character and an inspiration to many. His programmes brought his enthusiasm into our lives. I can imagine him now enjoying a close up view of those heavenly stars and giving a fantastic guided tour. Thank you for making science so approachable.

From: Richard slater
Country: United kingdom

Such a sad loss I always watch the sky at night you were such a fantastic chap and you will be greatly missed. God bless and rest in peace

From: Oona
Country:

A true inspiration for stargazers. Will be sadly missed.

From: Derek Ross
Country: United Kingdom

A great man who inspired and helped so many, a truly civilised man who abhorred cruelty of any kind to our fellow creatures whose fate it is to share this planet with us. R.I.P.

From: Kevin Smith
Country: UK

God bless you Patrick and may you rest among the stars that you managed to inspre so many to appreciate. From your first year book I bought some forty years ago to your hospitality at your home your inspiration has been second to none.I like many others will miss you hugely. The world is a greater place for having you been here. RIP Father to the Amateur Astronomer

From: Tony Senior
Country: UK

I met Patrick in 1977 in Sheffield at a cricket dinner - he was representing Selsey Cricket Club. He was very approachable and a true gentleman and human being. He took the time to write the 'contents of Patrick Moore's pockets' on my menu card - in long hand and in fountain pen (out of his own pocket) and then signed it for a friend of mine. I will miss his presence on SatN greatly he was a one off.

From: richard barlow
Country: u.k

His programmes maintained my interest in the heavens, though as a (rather stupid)child I disobeyed his warning,and looked at the sun with my naked eye.
I will really miss his enthusiasm, there won't be another like him.

From: andrew keeler
Country: united kingdom

a modern day geneus, a true gentleman and an icon, irriplacable who will be dearly missed.

From: philipbrown58@btinternet.com
Country: U.K.

I can only agree with others (like Brian May). My own experience revolves around hours participially in the winter looking at constellations such as Orion, with my eye lids freezing to the eye piece till all hours in the run up to my 'O' levels.
Phil Brown

From: Sandra
Country: England

Will be sadly missed.

From: BUZOIANU STEFAN
Country: ROMANIA

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From: Bethan
Country:

Sir Patrick, you made the stars accessible.

From: William Brown
Country: Scotland

Will be sadly missed. I have watched The Sky at Night since I was 7 years old.

It became a must see show as Sir Patrick spoke in plain English increasing the joy of the show.

What a guy !

From: Matt Nicoll
Country: Isle of Man

Sir Patrick was an inspiration to me from a very early age. He always took the time to answer my many letters and sent me signed copies of his latest books for my birthdays. A truly great and compassionate man whom will be fondly remembered and sorely missed. Ad Astra Sir Patrick

From: David Martin
Country: England

Sad loss of an inspirational gentleman.

From: Graham Andrews
Country: UK

Patrick was a true original. He made what could be a complex and difficult subject, pure entertainment. His humour was sharp, yet kind and his passion infectious. Looking at the stars will never be the same again.

From: David Lally
Country:

Dear Dr May ,

PM had a M-Planet/Asteroid (2602) named after him: but that's so small one can't easily see it without a large instrument. But since he was esp associated with Astronomy Education (I think he used to set the old GCE O-Level paper in Astronomy) what about an approach to the Trustees of the (old) Greenwich Obs ("Royal Museums Greenwich" I think)re their 28in refractor. Its the largest in UK, 7th largest in the world and now --due to Greenwich's location-- mainly used for education (and it doesnt appear to have a name). Name it The Patrick Moore Telescope and have a naming ceremony on Mon 3 Mar 2013-PMs 90th.I'll contact the RAS now with that idea also. best wishes David J Lally FRAS

From: david o
Country:

Just heard this awful news...
Words sort of fail me right now, so I'll keep it simple:

Thank-you Sir Patrick, rest in peace.

"Until next time... Goodnight."

From: Mark Stricklin
Country: England

RIP to a real legend and inspiration to millions...

From: Colin Scott
Country: England

Honoured that I met you. Honoured that I will always be able to read your words. Grateful for all the extra colour you put into my life.

From: Jeremy Stocks
Country: Germany

We have just lost one of the great British eccentrics which only Britain could provide.

The world owes Sir Patrick Moore an incalculable debt. It is very hard to explain to non-Brits who haven't heard of him just how much he inspired people such as myself to purchase a telescope and get out there and take a scan of the heavens. Indeed one of the criteria I had as important when choosing a house was clear skies over my garden.

RIP Sir Patrick. You are now up among the heavens. Hope they have decent telescopes up there.

http://iamrogerthesh...ry/starhopping/

From: MJ Simpson
Country: UK

In 1995, while working as a journalist on a science fiction mag, I bumped into Patrick Moore at the opening of an exhibition at the Science Museum (on the work of his friend, Arthur C Clarke). One takes the opportunities life serves up so I asked if I could grab a quick interview and he was quite happy to do so. As so many people have observed: he always had time for people. That short impromptu chat remains one of the highlights of my writing career. A few years ago I posted the transcript onto my website: http://www.mjsimpson.co.uk/interviews/patrickmoore.html - reading it again, I can hear and see him. What a pleasure to talk with such a fine human being, even for just a few minutes.

From: Carl Fitzmaurice
Country: England

Always watch Sir Patrick when I could on the sky at night,he always had a great way of hooking you in to what ever his topic of conversation was. He will be greatly missed.

From: Stephen Murphy
Country: Scotland UK

We lose a legend and genius the sky at night will shine a little more bright now as he is closer to the stars than ever before R.I.P Sir Patrick Moore

From: Fiona Baker
Country: England

An inspiration. You truly made me fall in love with the universe. God bless you Sir Patrick and rest in peace.

From: Don
Country: UK

I'm going to miss you Patrick. You were brilliant.

Don

(A fellow appreciator of cats and astronomy.)

From: Georgina Gittins
Country: Norht Wales, UK

I loved the night sky from when I was 9 years old, and loved your books too. Thank you Patrick for sharing your passion with us, throughout our lives, whatever our ages.
I will remember you every time I look up!

From: Bill Norman
Country:

Sir Patrick didnt make look through a telescope BUT he gave me alifelong interest in good science space science fiction etc

I was born two days after TSAN started so I literally grew up with Sir Patrick and yesterday felt like losing an uncle

I was privilged to hear him speak in the 1990s and had him sign a copy of Into Space. I think the highlight was when he said Apollo 15 was his favourite space mission as it is mine

Sibelius will be playing in heaven tonight

From: Alun Roberts
Country:

My keen interest in myth started when I read a book he wrote, Legends of the Stars, outlining the Greek stories of several constellations; a truely inspirational figure.

From: Guy Rickards
Country: UK

The man was, quite simply, a National Treasure, indefatigable in his pursuit of understanding and knowledge. This he gleefully shared with all and sundry, whether via the wonderful 'The Sky at Night' or in thousands of direct requests for information. And he played a mean xylophone, too! Rest easy amongst the stars, Sir Patrick!

From: HELEN LAWLESS
Country: great britain

you will be missed, you were an inspiration and a huge character.

From: David Denne
Country: UK

I still vividly remember when I was a teenager visiting Sir Patrick with some friends in the fifties. He demonstrated to us how day & night depended upon the position of the sun using a ping pong ball hanging from a wire fence near his home and a torch. He then invited us into his house where we were shown some of his 'Martian' cartoon characters. He was an inspiration and although I went on to read physics at university my interest in astronomy has been life long. My thanks to Patrick's inspiration - I trust he is now free to wander the universe at will.

From: Susan Deborah Murphy
Country:

I was at work when my brother texted me the sad news. Cant believe he is gone, sky at night will not be the same without him. He will be truly missed but never forgotten!

From: Chris High
Country: Liverpool, England

So sad. I had the great pleasure of being in Sir Patrick's company for around 10 minutes at Brian May's inauguration as Chancellor of LJMU. 10 minutes of wit and utter charm. A very sad loss and the like of whom we shall never see again in the manner in which he made the unexplainable accessible.

From: Graham High
Country:

Patrick Morre - An absolute hero.

One of the first books I can remember ever reading in school library was his Guide to the Moon.

He so graciously signed my wife's Yvonne's BSc (Hons) graduation book a few years ago, adding his own personal note of congratulations.

He was a true gentleman. Things are not going to be within driving distance of the same without him. Go well Patrick.

From: Elizabeth Martin
Country: United Kingdom

My family have grown up loving Patrick Moore. We shall miss him but we are pleased he had a peaceful death. X

From: Arnie Gray
Country:

Please can all agree that the next significant discovery in space should be named after the great man. It is the very least we can do to preserve his name in the sky.

From: Malcolm Bass
Country: England

My interest started in the 1960s with the Observer's Book of Astronomy. I have never progressed further than a good pair of binoculars but, as Patrick often said, they can often be better that a small telescope. Thank you, Patrick, for all the Skys at Night and rest in peace.

From: Euan Simpson
Country:

A sad loss to the world of space exploration, a great communicator has left us to join the stars he loved.

From: peter murphy
Country:

very sad news yesteday.will be greatly missed.he's the reason why i took up astronomy many years ago and had a fasination with it every since.
rip st patrick

From: Joe Conway
Country: Ireland

Britain has a great tradition of producing 'amateurs' who are more learned and accomplished than 'professionals'. Patrick Moore was one of the best of those amateurs. His infectious enthusiasm and energy inspired so many. Rest in peace

From: Mick Freed
Country: England

RIP Sir Patrick, my first and longest lasting hero whom I had the pleasure of meeting just twice. Once when he was playing cricket with the Lords' Taverners and once on the publication of his autobiography, '80 Not Out'. Another star in the firmament.

From: Michael Martin-Smith
Country: UK

Sir Patrick Moore, 1923-2012 Father of Popular Media Astronomy, and serious contributor to Lunar Landings.

The Moon was always his first love.

Musician of Note,

Eccentric in the best English Tradition

Above all, a fine Gentleman of Independent spirit, affability, and utter dedication and Integrity.

I would like to dedicate this lecture to his memory, for us all

(intro slide to my Christmas lecture at Hull & EastRiding Astro Society, tonight,10th Dec, at hull University

From: Brien Comerford
Country: United States

Sir Patrick Moore had a luminous mind. I loved Sir Patrick Moore's book "Bang" which was written with Brian May. He had a profound influence on Brian. In addition to being brilliant scientists, Patrick Moore and Brian May were and are animal welfare advocates. Cats were some of Sir Patrick Moore's closest friends. He was a mind of the highest order and he had a heart of gold ! A nonpareil indivual has left us and transitioned to a celestial place.

From: Mandy
Country:

rest in peace Starman

From: paul maughan
Country:

i cry patrick

From: Valerie Steel, nee Austin
Country: UK

Knew Pat from the BAA where as a child he seconded my m'ship, he then did the same many years later for my son.. we were both 11 each time. My father Bunny Austin, knew Pat for many many years, meeting up on the 3rd Weds of each month at Burlington House.. a wonderful broadcaster but so kind and generous with his time and so good at motivating children's interest in astronomy!

From: Ziggy
Country:

Your knowledge, enthusiasm (and possibly your eccentricity) inspired me as a child to take a greater interest in the Sky at Night.

Thank you for opening my eyes Patrick.

May you rest in Peace, and surely you are nearer the Heavens now than you were whilst on earth!

From: Sophie
Country:

Many people of my generation will remember Patrick Moore in his role as The Gamesmaster on Channel 4 - I expect that's where a lot of people first came across him.
A great loss, but we were lucky to have him for so long.

From: HArry Warren
Country: Ireland

I met Patrick once and we exchanged a few kind words He kindly signed his book , the Astronomy of Birr Castle for me, he was one of nature's true gentlemen, may he Rest in Peace

From: Philip Wright
Country: England

'second star to the right and straight on till morning' May your spirit now sail the solar winds for as long as your heart desires.
While your light has fadded from our sight. The love, freindship and inspiration it ignited in so many burns bright.

From: Rob Steel
Country: Uk

Like many people, I've had a lifelong (and very amateur) interest in Astronomy, almost certainly brought about by Sir Patricks influence. I well remember my wife and I attending an "Astronomy Course" at newcastle University. The "tutor" was almost as eccentric as patrick, and refered to him as "The Great Patrick"..... and that's how I like to remember him...The Great patrick...cos he was!!!

From: Frank Tolentino
Country: U,K

You will be missed Sir Patrick...Your show was testament to everything good about science. Dedication to the understanding of the Universe, passion, and a love of nature.

From: Paul Blezard-Gymer
Country: London, UK

Sir Patrick's passing marks the end of an era and the loss of one whose like we shall probably never see again.

His inspiring enthusiasm and the joy he had and brought to the advances in astronomy both professional and amateur over the years was truly affecting.

His legacy will be the countless minds he helped to shape, lives he inspired and teh science that he leaves behind.

Thank you Sir Patrick, may you rest in peace.

Paul Blezard
London, UK

From: Chris
Country: UK

I still remember stumbling upon my first edition of the Sky at Night as a young child, the sense of awe and facination that Sir Patrick was naturally able to generate in every topic he discussed stayed with me for a long while after.

Thank you so much for your passion, you will be sadly missed.

From: Melanie
Country: UK

The Sky at Night and Sir Patrick have been a part of my life almost since it began in 1957 when I was four. from the Observer's book of Astronomy to 'Bang' his books and the TV programme have been an inspiration and source of knowledge. They have inspired me to take the distance learning courses at Liverpool John Moore's University...for fun!!
I met the great man on 17th September 1983 when he gave a lecture at Exeter University. The subject of this lecture was to be Jupiter and Beyond but he had brought the wrong slides and the lecture he actually gave was about Mars. His great knowledge of his subject and his enthusiasm for sharing this was evident in that the last minute change of subject matter did not upset his flow at all and he held us spellbound. In fact the only thing that he was upset about was the fact he had also brought the wrong stem for his pipe! He spent time answering questions from the audience and signed my copy of his book 'The Unfolding Universe'.
His energy and enthusiasm has inspired so many and astronomy has lost its greatest ambassador. What more is there to say except thank you Patrick, you will be sorely missed and thank you to Brian et al for this opportunity to honour him.

From: Sarah
Country:

Patrick Moore, introduced me to the universe as a 5 year old. It was a treat to stay up late and watch The Sky at Night and then, if it was a clear night, to go out into the garden with my dad and look out into "infinity". A mind boggling experience.

I'm not an astronomer but to have had such a great guide to the universe has given me a strong sense of the value of our planet's ecosystem.

Thank you Sir Patrick, I like to think that you've returned to the stars. You'll be missed here on Earth.

From: Julie Eckersley
Country:

You were simply wonderful. RIP Sir Patrick

From: kevin blair
Country:

A sad day indeed. He had a way of making everyone understand what he was talking about.

From: Len Stevens
Country: Wales, UK

Will be sadly missed. A true inspiration to a child first looking at the stars in 1965 aged 8... after watching an episode of 'The Sky at Night' with my Father.
Yesterday, the world lost a true Gentleman and 'Scientist'...

From: Jacky Pearce
Country: England

So sad at your passing, your knowledge and love for astronomy will be greatly missed by many!

From: Greg Conway
Country:

The day before we heard the sad news, I happened to be sorting through some old press cuttings (kept from childhood) and found those describing the LUNIK III photographs of the far side of the Moon. I recalled watching the episode of The Sky At night on which the photos were first seen, “live” on transmission from Moscow; he was immediately able to put the new images and information into context; no-one else knew the Moon as well as he did !
I only heard him lecture once, at the Royal Festival Hall, with Professor Alla Masevich, the Soviet scientist leading the Sputnik tracking programme.
His enthusiasm, his breadth and depth of knowledge, his good humour in the face of adverse seeing conditions (!), and his fortitude in bearing the burdens of age and ill-health have been an inspiration.
I still have the books by him which my parents bought me, and which initiated my love of astronomy.

From: Paul Heskett
Country: UK

Like so many people, I was not only fortunate to know the man, I benefited enormously from his kindness, his infectious enthusiasm and encouragement. My personal sadness at his passing is tempered by affectionate gratitude and the knowledge that his life encompassed the most astonishing changes in our knowledge and understanding of the solar system and the universe; and as a true amateur, Patrick spent his life doing what he loved the most. He leaves a wonderful legacy.

From: ALICJA WARWICK
Country: UK

IRREPLACEABLE...

From: sarah
Country:

One Great man shall be very sadly missed xx

From: Alan Fairlie
Country: Scotland

I only met Sir Patrick once when he gave a lecture about Jupiter to the Junior Astronomical Society in London. He has been an inspiration ever since and his contrbution to popular astronomy is without equal. Thank you for opening our eyes and minds to the Universe.

From: Philip Murray
Country: Northern Ireland

Sir Patrick - You were an inspiration to so many people through your work in astronomy, broadcasting music and writing. Your unique style and talent will be sadly missed.

Rest In Peace

From: Vin Robinson
Country: UK

As a young teenager in the late 1950's I went to a local scout group in Kinston upon Thames to listen to PM at giving his usual enthusiastic talk about back garden astronomy. Afterwards I spoke to him and proundly told him about my home made 100mm refractor my father helped me build but that we had to mount it on a step ladder to see the heavens. He said, come down to East Grinstead and see me and I'll test your scope and sort out a mount. We got a friend to drive us there a few weeks later. He tested the eyepieces I had and then gave me the most magnificant Teak Tripod with brass fittings with a massive slow motion assimuth drive unit on top. I have cards from him replying to me after wrote to him say how well it all worked and what I was seeing with my 'scope. Later on my children looked through the same scope in the tripod and learnt about the wonders of astronomy. Both went into science professions. I still have the tripod. I can only repeat what so many others have said, PM was a unique person, an exceptionally enthusiastic astronomer, a national treasure and generous beyond belief. I saw him on the December "The Sky at night" only a few days ago, and I'm so glad I did.
Vincent Robinson
Caversham
Reading

From: Andrew
Country: Scotland

I met him once (very briefly) when he was in the north of Scotland to view the annular eclipse in 2003. He was very gracious in engaging me in conversation, despite having presumably been harassed by similar fanboys over five decades.

My one regret is that I was so busy bumbling platitudes that I forgot to show him the photos I'd managed to take from the top of one of the nearby mountains. His own vantage point had been obscured by clouds and it transpired that my location was one of the few in the country where a good image was possible.

Through his stewardship, The Sky At Night managed the impossible in being accessible to star watchers of all levels of knowledge, being authoritative, informing, but never patronising.

Well done, old chap. Well done.

From: Stephen Aintree
Country: UK

In 1970, Patrick came to lecture to the Liverpool Astronomical Society, of which I was a junior member. Afterwards, they wanted to give him honourary membership, which he refused, saying he would pay for it like everybody else, which he proceeded to do. A measure of the man, I feel. A great, great man, and an inspiration for generations. A true light has gone out of the world.

From: Kevin johnson
Country: England

You were one of a kind and will be sadly missed thank you for everything you gave us.

From: Cat Ingrams
Country: UK

I simply cannot imagine what life as I have known it would have been without this extraordinary man. A true star. I will think of him every time I look up at the beautiful sky at night.

From: Adrian
Country: England

Sir Patrick led a fascinating life, and always came across as a witty, warm and delightfully eccentric man.

He had a great gift for conveying his passion for astronomy to younger TV viewers, and for this many, many people are truly thankful.

I've just finished watching a delightful and fairly recent YouTube video of Patrick sampling some space-themed sweets and snacks, and he was clearly enjoying hamming it up for the camera, even after all these years.

RIP Sir Patrick Moore, and many thanks to Brian for setting up this touching tribute page for his dear friend.

Adrian.

From: Spencer
Country: UK

Thankyou Sir Patrick. You are a legend that will never be forgotten.

From: Professor ian robson
Country: UK

Like so very many others,I was introduced to astronomy by Patrick in 1958, when I wrote to him asking about a pattern of stars I could see from my bedroom window. He graciously replied and recommended a book, which became my next Christmas present. It is impossible to think of anyone who has done more than Patrick to excite and enthuse many generations of astronomers, both amateur and professional. He was the king of what we now call outreach, in communicating astronomy with the public and his legacy will live on for years to come.

From: Di
Country:

A unique person,, RIP X

From: Lorraine Doull
Country: UK

What to say - a complete legend - loved you when I was a child watching you play the xylophone on Morcambe & Wise - Loved you as the Gamesmaster as a teenager and finally loved the Sky at Night as an adult . The light of a great star dimmed forever yesterday

From: Jim Spinner
Country: U.K.

I had the privilege of going to see Sir Patrick at his house when I was considering my options for 'O level' more than 30 years ago. He gave me great advice which I followed resulting in studying physics at university. I was fortunate to meet him a second time some 25 years later. He somehow managed to make me feel like he remembered our first encounter.
Thank you for everything Sir Patrick.

From: Laura
Country:

I have always been fascinated by Patrick's tv presentations ever since I was a tiny child. He gave a non-scientist like myself a window into an exciting area of knowledge which was both his great personal gift and a gift to all of us who watched his programmes. I am not at all surprised to read in his obituaries that he was kind and generous to a fault in his personal life. He will be greatly missed by many of us who never met or knew him. May he rest in peace.

From: Scott Lunniss
Country: United Kingdom

You was an inspiration to the world. We have lost a great man, but gained an even greater star, shine bright Sir Patrick Moore, it was a pleasure to have met you.

From: Ben
Country: UK

Sir Patrick was an intergalactic inspiration and a true English eccentric, a breed which seems to be thinning out every year, but all is not lost. Long live the Amateur Enthusiast!

From: John Manley
Country: UK

Patrick Moore was an inspiration. I read and re-read "The Amateur Astronomer" when I was a boy, and went on to get a degree in astrophysics. Last night, when I heard he had died, I dragged my telescope outside to look at Jupiter, and made my daughter look. She was as captivated as I was at the sight. "You can see the stripes!" she said. That was Patrick Moore's gift: he inspired wonder in children and adults and educated with wit, intelligence and integrity. Looking at the disk of Jupiter and four of its moons last night, I felt like Galileo.

From: Dr Anshul Swami
Country: England

A few weeks back I wrote to Sir Patrick and sent him a packet of chocolate waffles to cheer him up. During half term my wife and I popped down and left a bag of strawberries and cream on his doorstep. Alas i was never to meet him. I wrote to him to thank him for his inspiration. At the age of 9 I was hooked on Astronomy and after badgering my parents they bought me a telescope and i became a member of the BAA. His character, warmth, intelligence and charm on TV inspired me to study the sciences at school and I later become a doctor. He will be deeply missed and i feel we have not only lost a great man but a chunk of old England. Although I had sensed, when i popped over to his home a few weeks back, that he was unwell my heart sank yesterday afternoon with this sad news. One day I hope to wear an ill-fitting suit and a monocle and have the warmth of Biggles and I will be the better man for it! God bless you Sir Patrick. I will miss you so very much!

From: Brian Smallwood
Country: UK

As a young boy, Patrick inspired me with his book 'Voyage to the Stars', and I thought how wonderful it would be to work with him. It motivated me to paint my first astronomical picture on the back of a cardboard box. Over 30 years later I achieved my dream when working with Patrick on Bang! creating all the major artworks for the book. I showed Patrick that first painting and he signed that precious book for me. I feel so privileged to have known Patrick, he was a very caring man with the sharpest of minds and sometimes wicked sense of humour! I shall miss him, as so many others will.

From: Sarah Lewis
Country: UK

I was lucky enough to meet Sir Patrick in 1981 when I was 10 years old. He was involved in my home town light opera company and took time to chat with me about Halley's Comet. He was at Shoreham Community Centre, where he was watching a rehearsal of Shoreham Light Opera Company but still took the time to chat to a young astronomer.

He was such an inspiration and a national treasure.

From: raymond palser
Country: uk

REST IN PEACE SIR PATRICK your thoughts allowed so many to gaze up and ask that old question " what are those points of light in the night sky, can we see more?,WHAT is out there?".
I hope you have your answer

From: James Dadson
Country:

You will be missed by so many. You inspired me to look up at the stars and take up astronomy.

From: raymond palser
Country: uk

REST IN PEACE SIR PATRICK your thoughts allowed so many to gaze up and ask that old question " what are those points of light in the night sky, can we see more?,WHAT is out there?".
I hope you have your answer

From: Louis Chinnery
Country:

I believe that Sir Patrick's TV shows were responsible for my announcing at 10 or 11 that I wanted to be an astronomer scientist. I went on to become Head of Biological and Chemical Sciences at the University of the West Indies in Barbados.
Sir Patrick was responsible for inspiring many future scientists and I believe that the world is better for it.

From: Derek Trafford
Country: Derekt456@gmail.com

R.I.P We will miss you

From: Julia
Country:

Dear Patrick Moore, Thank you for showing me the sky. xj

From: Mandy S J Williams
Country: ENGLAND

Thank you for making The Sky at Night
and making it so interesting and understandable. There is a new star in the sky now with your name on it Rest in Peace Sir Patrick you'll be sadly missed.

From: Alastair Leith
Country:

Words cannot begin to desribe the tsunami of shock that Sir Patrick Moores death sent through the astronomical community. Leaving many people, including myself in a genuine state of mourning. The world seems a duller place without him, the sky less bright. He was my inspiration, mentor and friend. It is no exaggeration to say that without him i would not be where i am with my career and the many organisations i have been responsbile for would never have existed. It only leaves now for people like us to keep on with his good work. R.I.P Sir Patrick Moore.

From: John Kerr
Country: Scotland

Good night, Uncle Sir Patrick. Thank you for being my tireless inspiration and personal guide to the universe, for half a century.

From: Joy
Country: UK

not only was he intelligent he was a very funny man, he showed the universe through sky at night and his love of it shone through. Sir Patrick though you are no longer here but in with the stars you loved so much, your influence will carry on through the years through the people you helped to enjoy the night sky. You will be missed so much not only by your family and friends but all us astronomers, amateur and professional alike. Good night Sir Patrick sleep tight.

From: Robert Craven
Country: Ireland

RIP Sir Patrick; a gentleman, scholar and inspiration. My earliest years were spent watching 'The Sky at night'

From: Dr Nick Bailey
Country: UK

Patrick is in some part responsible for my PhD in Astronautics. I met him many moons ago during my A-Levels when he invited me to his house to review my telescope equipment case design project. He was so generous with his time and his enthusiasm and his books. It was an incredible experience. He was a real inspiration.

From: Claudia
Country: Brazil

Thank you for all those interesting and simple explanations about our universe. R.I.P.

From: Godric Goodrich
Country: UK

Sir Patrick Moore certainly inspired my love of science and technology. He was a truly great teacher and presenter.

From: David Roberts
Country: Great Britain

The world has lost one if it's last truly great men. Sir Patrick Moore inspired me to think about the wider universe and to look up st the stars. I am glad that I finally had the honour of meeting him in person and asking him a question shortly before his death.

Rest In peace Sir Patrick moore.

From: Aly Williams
Country: UK

You represented what Britain used to be about,caring, intelligent beyond belief, talented, humerous and a genuingly decent chap, you will be missed. Thank you for the memories, prince of the universe.
Aly

From: steve
Country: United Kingdom

I started to watch Sir Patrick's really informative show in the early eighties when i was hitting my teens, his shows inspired me to go into science, using optics to study the micro rather than the macro.
His energy and joy was infectious, a real science communicator who encouraged the listener to learn more.
Although I never met him personally other than being in a lecture he gave, I will greatly miss his love of all think science and I just want to say thank you

From: Maggie Wallace
Country: UK

A much loved and admired man who inspired generations.He helped us make sense of our skies and talked to us as if he knew us all. He will be greatly missed.

From: Terry Byatt
Country: England

He was in the true sense of the word a gentleman. Our meetings and my visits to his home in Selsey are among some of the highlights of my life. Thank you Patrick for all the memories. RIP

Terry Byatt
BAA Horncastle Course Organiser 1972-1980

From: Denys Eduardo Connor
Country: England

I'm yet another person who became interested in Astronomy and space exploration because of Patrick - in this case via my dad. I'd like to add this thought..I don't need to see the scientific evidence to prove the Apollo hoaxers wrong - Patrick said they were and his word is enough for me. I cannot think of many other people I would trust unconditionally. Thank you and may you rest in peace.

From: Ken Wood
Country: UK

I first met Patrick in 1979 when he lectured part of my undergraduate astronomy course in London. Although only 50 students were registered for the course the lecture hall was packed each week. He gave two hours of lectures each week and used no notes.

The two lectures were arranged either side of a lunch break, and Patrick and I used to go to the pub. I will never forget the conversation during those lunch hours! I found it remarkable that after many glasses of beer he would lecture again for a full hour without the need for, shall we say, unscheduled breaks!

I am proud to say that he was a friend. We should now celebrate the life and achievements of an extraordinary man.

From: TP Jackson
Country: England

You inspired me to wonder at the universe, and enriched my mind in the process. A sad loss indeed.

From: Shannon Wang
Country: China

你是一个传奇,带给无数人知识和乐趣。谢谢您。

From: Paul Hill
Country: UK

It was one of those coincidences. I was perhaps 500 yards from where I met him when I heard and it was the person who had taken me to meet him who told me the news.

It's an amusement arcade now I think. Tucked in the corner of the bus station next to Lloyds Bank.

But three decades ago it was Stevenage Bookshop. A tiny, cosy, dimly lit sanctuary of literature in the bustling centre of the New Town. It was here almost 30 years ago that I was taken by my Father, shepherded inside between the tightly packed shelves and made to wait patiently to meet Patrick, clutching my copy of 'Astronomy for the Under 10s'.

I remember being nervous and shy, but when I was introduced he was warm, friendly, interested in what I wanted to ask him and gave me answers that have stuck with me and my astronomy ever since.

He told me to buy a good pair of binoculars and mount them on a tripod, buy a planisphere and learn the sky. He also told me to record what I see and if I enjoyed drawing to have a go at a few sketches. He signed my book and looked up and said 'keep it up' and shook my hand and then in it placed his card. “If you are ever in Selsey do drop in for a chat and a cup of tea.”

From what I know of him since I am sure he meant it. Wish I had taken him up on the invitation.

The binoculars I purchased soon after and they are still with me all these years later. The planisphere and the hunt for a shop that sold one is written into our family lore and as for astro-sketching, well I hope he would have liked some of my efforts.

I for one will miss Patrick Moore, he inspired my interest, educated my young inquisitive brain and I still take his advice and guidance from innumerable books and articles and of course Sky At Night will never be the same.

Thanks Patrick.

Paul Hill

From: Markus Petz
Country: Austria

A great man, eccentric, thoroughly English and a Scientist!! You are one of my inspirations. And that is why my one year old daughter, Nettle was taken to see the transition of Venus in Finland this year and I went to the star garden here in Liesing, Vienna. Or at least partly.

From: Richard Gill
Country:

In a time when many don't take the time to look up you reminded us of the wonders that lie out there and shared your knowledge freely. Thank you for inspiring me and millions of others.

RIP Sir Patrick.

From: James Wright
Country: UK

RIP Sir Patrick, may you find eternal peace among the stars. He was my hero and mentor and and a great inspiration to many across the world. He will be sadly missed. Goodby my dear friend.
James Wright

From: Peter Alexander
Country: UK

Forgot to say, I wonder how many of today's astronomers and physicists were inspired by this man?

From: Andy Billo
Country:

Thanks for your inspiration through out the years sir Patrick you will be sadly missed R I P

From: Will Satchwell
Country: UK

Sir Patrick. If it wasn't for you, your books and the Sky at night i dont think i would be as interested in Astronomy. You changed my life from been a very boring kid to somebody who is now obsessed with Science, Astro Physics and Astronomy! Thank you thank you thank you! You will be missed by myself and Millions around the world!

Sir Patrick you shall Always be remembered fondly! You will be missed!

RIP

From: Peter Alexander
Country:

When, as a child, I became interested in astronomy there was only one reason - Patrick Moore. The Sky at Night and the Guinness Book of Astronomy Facts and Feats. As a tv kid this was my gateway, built on later by Carl Sagan's Cosmos.
I work now, 35 years on from that moment, in museums but I keep with me the fundamental style of Patrick Moore -never talk down, simplify the complex, use wonder to make people understand and keep them interested. Joy and wonder - the hallmark of a great communicator.

The Sky at Night will always be there, but never another Sir Patrick Moore.

From: Dave Rothwell
Country: Uk

I only have about six heroes and Sir Patrick was one of them - He sent me an autographed picture a few years ago so now he's on the wall next to Bob Dylan, John Glenn, and Pete Townshend. Sir Patrick - what a hero well miss you.

From: Simon Jeremy Mills
Country: England

Patrick Moore was one of the few incredible human beings to change my life. As a child, "The Sky at Night" gave me my first chance to marvel at the wonders of a Universe that existed beyond the reaches of my young imagination. He made me realize that I was part of something greater than the limited world that I knew. A true hero of mine, and countless others. You were unique, Patrick.

From: Paddy McCready
Country: Cornwall, UK

Farewell Watcher of the Skies, I shall not see the sky too well tonight for the tears that cloud my eyes. Thank you for everything.

From: Mark Edmonds
Country: UK

RIP Sir Patrick, a true inspiration to millions of us who look up to the sky and wonder...

From: willie phimister
Country: scotland

Another great light has gone out on Mother Earth, but a new bright star will be seen for evermore in THE SKY AT NIGHT. shine on Patrick. you were one of a kind. willie phimister.

From: Richard Darn
Country: richard@richarddarn.com


A great man who cannot be replaced. An authentic Englishman whose passion for his subject spanned generations. Without his books and programmes, I may never have turned to astronomy to find so much beauty and adventure. If you seek his memorial - look at all the thousands he inspired to share his love of the skies. In an age of superfluous celebrity, he stood as a man of depth, gravity and integrity.

From: willie phimister
Country: scotland

Another great light has gone out on Mother Earth, but a new bright star will be seen for evermore in THE SKY AT NIGHT. shine on Patrick. you were one of a kind. willie phimister.

From: chris harrison
Country: uk

The sky at night will never be the same. We've lost a star, the heavens have gained one. R.I.P. Patrick.

From: paul calder
Country: UK

I was so sad to here that Sir Patrick had passed away. It was by watching him on The Sky at Night as a kid that inspired my interest in astronomy. He was an inspiration to so many people.

It was a beautiful clear sky last night and looking up remembering the great Sir Patrick Moore who inspired me all them years ago to go outside and look up in wonder. I have to say i had a tear in my eye.
He will be missed but never forgotten.

Farewell Patrick and thank you for being you

From: willie phimister
Country: scotland

Another great light has gone out on Mother Earth, but a new bright star will be seen for evermore in THE SKY AT NIGHT. shine on Patrick. you were one of a kind. willie phimister.

From: Jonathan Hansen
Country: USA

As 12 year old in 1966, newly obsessed with Astronomy and the the Moon and Planets in particular, Patrick's books The Guide to the Moon, and The Guide to the Planets, were the first two books I read on what has continued to be a life time obsession with Astronomy and Telescopes. Thank you Patrick for being my first mentor! P.S. I still treasure the letter you sent me in 1979 composed on your old type writer.

From: Claire Manigrasso
Country: United Kingdom

I have admired this lovely gentleman for many years - I developed an interest in astronomy at age 10 (I'm now just turned 64)! I had the most wonderful opportunity of meeting him; kindly arranged by a friend of his called Roy (a member of a Sussex social group) and visited him at his house in Selsey in the summer of 2006. It was a privilege to be able to talk to him & listen to him. He was even able - not without some difficulty! - to kindly sign a paperback copy of his autobiography. He kindly posed for a photo of me & others with him - he needed a frame to get out of his armchair back then too. He kept apologising profusely he was unable to get us some cool drinks! His friends kindly did this & also cooked him his dinner that Sunday, that had been forgotten! I also gave him an old book which had belonged to my Mother by Mary Proctor: about Mars! Roy said 'Yes give it to him - he reads everything'! He was effusive in his thanks and a very charming, also very funny man! I was so privileged - over-awed to meet him. I actually asked about his meeting Brian May! I recalled him mentioning he'd had the offer of tickets to see 'Queen' perform, which he said he had declined as 'preferred not to listen to that din'!! LOL! Sorry Brian - you & Queen amazing!!! Claire M

From: Cats Protection
Country:

We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Sir Patrick. A dedicated and lifelong cat lover, Sir Patrick supported Cats Protection in many ways over the years, from donating funds through his book sales to hosting fundraising garden parties at his home in West Sussex on behalf of his local Cats Protection branch. He was a special man who had cats at his heart and will be sorely missed by us all.

From: Gordon Wilson
Country: Australia

Despite its inevitability and his known advanced age it was still a shock to learn of Patrick's death. He had been with us via the box and other media for ... well ... a generation - or two!
His early Sky at Nights helped me maintain my own interest in Astronomy and related subjects at a time when they were not often seen as worthwhile with even an otherwise loved family member thinking 'space' to be "rubbish". Even without astronomy and TSAN I would still have liked Patrick I think because he was eccentric and 'different'
Even from a distance, I will miss you old chap!

From: Charles Cole
Country: Selsey West Sussex England

GOODBYE MR MOORE SELSEYS LOST IT'S GREATEST SON. A REAL CHARACTER AND GENTLEMEN. I SAW YOU ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS MAINLY IN THE INDIAN RESTAURANT OR CYCLING ALONG THE HIGH STREET. MY NEPHEW RAYMOND ONCE SPOKE WITH YOU AND INFORMED YOU THAT TWO OF HIS UNCLES WERE VERY INTERESTED IN ASTRONOMY ON HEARING THIS RAYMOND INFORMED US YOU INVITED US BOTH TO YOUR HOME UNFORTUNATELY WE NEVER DID TAKE UP THE OFFER, OUR LOSS. YOU WILL SOON NO DOUBT KNOW ALL THE ANSWERS TO THE UNIVERSE AND IT WILL ALL MAKE PERFECT SENSE.
GOD BLESS YOU DEAR PATRICK.AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL

CHARLES.

From: Angelo Zgorelec
Country: Croatia

Patrick, thanks for everything, without you I would never be able to start Astronomy Now magazine.

Rest in peace great man!

From: Peter Collis
Country: Wales

To borrow another phrase, when you look up at the Moon at night think of Sir Patrick, and Neil Armstrong..give them both a wink.

From: Steve Kaye
Country: UK

I've been a great fan of Sir Patrick ever since my visit to Farthings in Selsey with the school Astronomy club in 1968. It was such an incredibly inspiring visit and an honor to meet him in person.He is, without any doubt, one of the most remarkable and gifted human beings ever to have walked on this planet. Thank you and RIP Sir Patrick,you were, and always will be,a STAR!

From: GARETH JONES
Country: WALES

What a great man, I watched his tv programme as a kid, I watched his tv programme as a man, he will never be forgotenX, God bless you Sir Patrick moore.

From: mahmood rajah
Country: England

A great man with vast knowledge of his time will be missed and sky at night will be very hard to watch without him.
Thank you Sir patrick.

From: Brian Nordstrom
Country: Australia

Twice I had the pleasure of observing the moon and Jupiter with Sir Patrick at the "Whakatane Astronomical society" in 1981 and again in 1995 ( one of his last over seas trips ) when he visited us and enjoyed using our lovely C14 , Needless to say it was 2 very late nights , what a man Patrick was , big in stature and big in the love of astronomy for the people , RIP mate .
Brian.

From: Steve Salmon
Country: UK

I had the great privilege of meeting Sir Patrick at the "Patrick's Picnic" event at his house in Selsey in 2011, which he most generously hosted for our British Interplanetary Society(BIS). He was a longstanding member and the first editor of its 'Spaceflight' magazine. There is so much one can write about this great man - and much will be - but his legacy lives on in how he inspired so many people with his passion for astronomy, not only through his many written works and The Sky At Night, but also in how he treated individual people with such care and respect - a wonderful example. As others have already said, he was a true English gentleman and will be sorely missed, but so fondly remembered with enormous gratitude and affection. The beautiful, clear, starry sky last night was as a heavenly salute to this great man. RIP, dear Patrick

From: Katherine
Country: UK

A legend who inspired generations of stargazers including myself. He will be sadly missed but warmly remembered for the rest of time. Kindest wishes to his friends, family and cats x

From: richard furness
Country:

Sir Patrick fired my lifelong interest in Astronomy aged 7 with his enormous enthusiasm and knowledge.

From: Daniel Bain
Country: England

Since I first caught The Sky At Night by accident in 1989 I was hooked, you taught me to look up and see a larger universe beyond a light polluted London council estate.
Your enthusiasm, humor, uniqueness and ability to make what seemed so complex so simple helped inspire my passions in Science, Maths, Ancient Civilizations and Mythology far more than all of my teachers ever could.

You will be sadly missed from my screen every month but will be eternally remembered with affection and a smile every time I look up an stare at the moon in wonder and awe.

From: Richard Newbery
Country: UK

Thank you Sir Patrick, for sharing your scientific knowledge and your humanitarian beliefs. It was my privilege to share the last 60 years on this planet with you.

From: Wendy
Country: UK

A big thank you to the man who inspired me to look up at the stars as a child and I haven't stopped looking up since. You can only take with you that which you give away and Sir Patrick gave much pleasure to so many people with his enthusiasm for astronomy. A great character of a man will now remembered fondly each time I set up my telescope to scan the skies.

From: Tatyana
Country: Germany/Ukraine

You will be greatly missed. Thank you very much for sharing your passion for stars with us.

From: Maggie Bond
Country: United Kingdom

What a lovely man. Generous, erudite and caring of animals, with a delightful eccentricity that we all loved. He made the Universe come alive and we will never forget him. Rest in peace in the Skies, Sir Patrick - from one cat lover to another :-)

From: Derek
Country:

My dad got me PM's Boys Book of Astronomy for my 8th birthday in 1963;10 years later he saw Patrick on a train in England,wearing shoes held together with sellotape!I met Patrick three times here in N.Ireland,and my future Virgin Galactic spaceflight is one result of that!

From: Nancy Kerkorian
Country:

Sir Patrick Moore was a pocket universe in his own right - a universe of wonder and infectious enthusiasm. Dr May is right: there won't be another like him, but we were lucky to have him. Ave atque Vale, Sir Patrick!

From: Paul Fletcher
Country: United Kingdom

I saw Sir Patrick, as a young boy in Doncaster where I grew up. It was a talk on Mars, and the Viking Mission - he of course also just happened to have his Xylophone with him as well! 3 Hours later, the Sky was even more full of wonder. I can't thank him enough for the love of Astronomy and Space Exploration he instilled in me, and through me to my children. I also lost my Grandmother this week, so my childhood, really does seem to have come to an abrupt close. RIP Sir Patrick - From the Stars we came, and to the Stars we shall return.

From: Maggie Bond
Country: United Kingdom

What a lovely man. Generous, erudite and caring of animals, with a delightful eccentricity that we all loved. He made the Universe come alive and we will never forget him. Rest in peace in the Skies, Sir Patrick - from one cat lover to another :-)

From: Charanjit Singh Sidhu
Country: England

Although we never met, I feel as I have lost a member of my family. It was Sir Patrick Moore whose inspired me to study Physics and follow Astronomy as a hobby. As genuine person he always spoke his mind, very rare these days, will be greatly missed.

From: Stefan Vranckx
Country: Belgium

It was through my personal hero Brian May I got to know & appreciate Sir Patrick Moore. Whenever Brian talked about him, you could tell immediately how impressed he was by this man. Though I didn't know sir Patrick Moore very well, just reading about this man & his achievements made you feel impressed by this man! If any man will find his way in heaven it's definitly him. His star will shine in heaven forever...RIP, Stefan

From: Terry
Country: UK

Always thought of as a National Treasure, a friend of mine sneakily acquired his phone number through someone that knew him - just to boast that he had a direct line I think. But then, many months later, while outside watching a highly-publicized meteor shower (and after a few beers), it was decided it would be a good idea to call him. So the number was punched in. Expecting it to be treated as a prank call (which in many ways, it was really) it was thought the phone would hang-up immediately. Instead, a conversation ensued with Patrick for over half an hour about what was in the sky at that moment. He answered all questions and the initial laughter that was heard upon him answering the call, immediately subsided to awe in both what he explained and in how much of a polite, enthusiastic and generous gentleman he was. I can't imagine anyone at all, let alone someone famous, taking a call from strangers and giving them time, consideration and conversation. A true gentleman. A prank call that back-fired in the most amazing way possible.

From: Mark Snowdon
Country:

It is a very rare man who can inspire so many people. I for one will think of him when looking at the night sky.

From: Les Walton
Country: United Kingdom

Leaving the house early this morning I was greeted by a spectacular display of Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Spica and a crescent Moon. It seemed the heavens were playing tribute. Goodbye Patrick you will be missed.

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From: Dr naresh chada.
Country: Uk

Very saddened to hear of sir Patrick's passing. Grew up with sky at night which created a real enthusiasm for science and astronomy. His contribution to inspiring generations of astronomers and scientists in general is incalculable.

From: matt biddles
Country: uk

I can rember from a young age watching sky at night and how patrick .made it easy to understand. then sending off for the fact sheets and when they turned up spending hours in the garden with my little telescope.

sir patrick you will be missed . good night

From: Steve Walker
Country: England

Farewell Sir Patrick, thank you for your many yeats of inspiration and education. You will forever be a legend and an icon for so many. The world has lost a truly great man.

From: Peter Bruce
Country: UK

I sent Patrick a question many years back and the next thing I knew was my wife took a phone call where the great man announced himself with "It's Patrick here"...
My wife recognised the voice and passed over the phone to me. Patrick's encouragement made a lasting impression with me by dealing with an "unknown astronomer" he had the time for me and as I found out he had time for everyone else. As a result of this early interest from my mentor I submitted many pictures which were shown on the BBC Sky at Night programme, I was further invited to the 50th anniversary celebration at Patricks home in Selsey where I got my chance to meet him in person...
What a man - and such a loss to so many people. Farewell Patrick.

From: Anthony Waldron
Country: UK

Dear Patrick, you're lucid explanations, and wonderful communications skills started and accompanied me on a life long interest in astronomy. Thank you.

From: Duncan Waldron
Country: Australia

I owe my first awareness of the night sky to my father, but his knowledge stretched only as far as identification of the Plough, Cassiopeia and Orion. It was Patrick who really showed me the way, with his 'Story of Astronomy' - still one of my favourite books. If I have any regrets, it is that I didn't watch the Sky at Night more often.

Thank you, Patrick, for all of the inspiration, and for being one of Britain's wonderful eccentrics. An exraordinary era has ended.

From: Robert Green
Country:

On the shelf behind me as I write are four books by Patrick Moore. I was given them nearly 50 years ago. They opened my eyes to the universe then, and I still enjoy dipping into them now. Thank you, Patrick, for so much pleasure and inspiration over so many years.

From: John Penny
Country: Norfolk UK

Patrick was a true English gentleman.

Sadly I didn't have the pleasure of meeting him but I still feel as if I have lost my favourite uncle.

He was a larger than life inspiration to so many and we will never see his like again.

RIP Patrick.

From: Russ Leith
Country: UK

Everything that's great about the Universe, in one truly inspirational, charming man. A true star.

From: George Waugh
Country: England

Sir Patrick Thank you for your gift of knowledge about astronomy to people like me.
I have had your book "Travellers in Time and Space" for many years, and hope one day to pass it on to my grandson, when I think he is ready.
May you travel safely wherever you are going.

George Waugh

From: Anny
Country:

I don't know so much about him to say anything special, but I'm sure he was a great man, good friend and a brilliant sciensist. RIP Patrick. You're among the Stars now...

From: Jim cotterill
Country:

Brillant man, a true gentleman and will be sadly missed. Jim

From: Sean Carter
Country: United Kingdom

Thank you for sharing your passion for the stars with us.

From: Richard Finlan
Country: Wales (UK)

A truly inspirational man. he got me interested in astronomy when I was young and I had the good fortune to meet him several years ago. He will be missed, but there's a new star in the heavens. RIP Patrick.

From: Christopher Lyons
Country:

The games master sets of to his final journey to the star's R.I.P Patrick, A great loss but you will never be forgotten......

From: Keith Wade
Country: Liverpool UK

I must say, when I heared the news of Sir Patrick passing, it brought a tear to my eye. I always looked forward to The Sky At Night. It's because of this programme I learned so much about our universe, where to look and at what time, when the best time was to see meteor showers.
The world of astrology will never be the same.
Rest in Piece To a great man.

From: Mike Smith
Country: Cornwall

Sir Patrick Moore was eccentric, outspoken, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, but most of all, he was somehow the old feller next door who knew everything about astronomy. I got interested in astronomy 40 years ago, and Sir Patrick was always there, always at the front of the queue for knowledge so that he could be at the front of the queue for passing it on.
His eccentricity somehow made what he said all the more interesting.
He was one of the last true individual TV presenters, and no-one will ever be able to replace his combination of knowledgeable, accessibility, wit and friendliness.

From: Mandy
Country: UK

Sad to hear that Sir trick has passed, I am glad itwas peaceful and surrounded by his friends and beloved cat. I used to visit Selsey years ago and used to see him in his favourite Fish and Chip restuarant regularly.
He will be greatly missed. RIP

From: Ray Sarjant
Country: UK

One small step for man, one giant leap for Sir Patrick. Now with the stars. RIP

From: stephen peck
Country: gt britain

I have been watching the sky at night for over 25 years, you were truly an inspiration. Thank you and goodbye Sir Patrick.

From: Neil Symons
Country: UK

Thanks Sir Patrick for your inspiration and dedication to astronomy. The world of amateur astronomers has lost a great man but your legacy will live on. RIP

From: Neville Goodman
Country:

As an enthusiastic young teenager interested in astronomy, I wrote to Patrick Moore about buying a telescope. Within a few days, a handwritten postcard arrived with detailed, sensible advice. A little while later, I wrote again on another astronomical matter, and the same thing happened: another neat, handwritten postcard. There cannot be many people who would, as Roger May said in his Guardian tribute, reply to every communication, but clearly Patrick Moore was something special.

From: Greg Hallewell
Country: France

Thank you, Sir Patrick, for first connecting me with science and providing an accessible bridge to the amazing developments going on in the space race during the 1960's. There was no better stimulation, and I remember avidly devouring the Boys' Book of Astronomy and the Observer's Book of Astronomy. You triggered by imagination in ways I only realised later, but it is in no small part due to you that I am now a professional scientist.

From: DAVID HAYNES
Country: united kingdom

We and all of our village of SELSEY will miss our favourite resident,he was my journey to the stars and i loved Sky at night,He was a great man and a much loved gentleman.Rest in peace.

From: spencer
Country: birmingham uk

what a legand! RIP big man

From: David Woodward
Country: UK

I can't tell you how sad I am at the passing of Patrick. I watched him in an early TV episode of The Sky at Night in the autumn of 1957 in which he told viewers where to look for Sputnik 1 passing overhead. I did so, saw it and have been hooked on astronomy since. I shall miss him very much but look forward to the results of his little experiment which is revealed on the last page of the last chapter of his autobiography "Eighty Not Out". He'll be chuckling with glee when it takes place in Selsey on his 90th birthday next March. Oh to be there!

09 December, 2012

From: Rob Norris
Country: UK

Like so many people, my childhood was during a time before computers, the internet and "Watch any time" TV.

This was a world where you had to wait what would seem like an eternity until the next episode of "The Sky at Night", yet the very second that Sir Patrick Moore spoke, the long wait was instantly made worthwhile.

The passion and the intelligence that he offered up, plus the fascination and curiosity that he instilled, Sir Patrick always inspired his fans and left you with a ”wow” feeling.

Rest In Peace Sir Patrick Moore, and thank you for sharing your universe with us.

From: Martin Newman
Country: England

His loss leaves a black hole in the world of Astronomy. When I was growing up my mother and I watched the Sky at night programme together. He inspired my interest in astronomy and my decision to join the Liverpool Astronomical Society.

From: Steve Taylor
Country: UK

When I heard the news of Patrick's death, I have to say, my eyes filled with tears. I have been into astronomy since I was six years old, and guided by Patrick's books and TV series through much of it.

Earlier this year, Neil Armstrong's family suggested we go outside to wink at the moon and remember the man who landed there first.

Last night was very clear here, and I spent an hour or so out there, remembering who made me so interested in astronomy, Patrick, and my father, who passed on last year.

Patrick, thanks for the years of teaching

From: Keith Souter
Country: United Kingdom

I have been interested in astronomy all of my life, having been inspired by watching Patrick Moore on television. He did more than kindle an interest in astronomy, he inspired a passion for science, which I followed up by studying medicine.

I recently wrote a book called Schoolboy Science Remembered, which I dedicated to him, since he had started me on my journey all those years ago. I visited his wonderful home in Selsey on a couple of occasions and enjoyed his hospitality and his conversation in that amazing study of his while his cats meandered in and out. I will always treasure the books that he kindly gave me.

Thank you, Sir Patrick for all that you gave the world. It was a privilege to meet you.

From: Jason Hall
Country: UK

Yesterday we lost a true great in every sense.
I am the Secretary of the Ashford Astronomical Society, and we had the pleasure of an invite to meet Patrick in June 2009 at his home in Selsey.
His warmth and generosity was truly astounding, and he was genuinely thrilled when we granted him an honoury lifetime membership to our society.
He alone was the reason for my life long interest in astronomy, and the inspiration for growing our membership from 6 to 150 members in 5 years since our inauguration.
I wrote Patrick many letters, and sent him congratulations cards on all his recent milestone, and I was always thrilled when Patrick would ring me at home to thank me personally, and to have a bit of a chat afterwards.
He was like that, just a true Gentleman to the core.
Rest in peace good Sir!
From a fellow astronomer, musician and friend.

From: Brian Morgan
Country: Melbourne Australia

A part of my childhood has gone. We shall not see your like again Patrick, they broke the mould for sure. Thanks for the gifts you gave.

From: howard watson
Country: england

Thankyou Patrick for turning this little boy on to space 40 odd years ago. Fitting that the solar system is putting on a bit of a show this xdel with a couple of lunar-planetary cojunctions and a moonless night for the geminids. I suggest Patrick Moore day - not annually but 6 days after every Jupiter opposition - he'd have appreciated that.

From: Julian Cresswell
Country: England

So sad that such an interesting and inspiring man is no longer with us. I went to a lecture of his a few years ago and he was charming, informative and pleasure to hear speak. His enthusiasm and knowledge will never be surpassed and I'm particularly saddened because my children will not have him as part of the background of their lives as I was lucky enough to benefit from.

From: Lissa
Country: Scotland

Fantastically eccentric, enthusiastic and kind. An inspiration to many. May he now take his place among the stars.

From: pauline
Country: Leicester England

the brightest star in the sky.you will be sorely missed x

From: Alan Christon
Country: England

Sir Patrick you where, ARE a true inspiration to all, although i never met you, i watched your sky at night programmes as often as i could since i was little lad, in fact it felt i grew up with you a kind uncle, always encourageing me to research into any areas i found where interesting ,a true characteristic of a brilliant teacher, ,even when ive reached middle age , you where still there encourageing myself and the next generations . your pure delight in conveying the wonders of space, came across the the tv signal, and into the living room . a role model if ever i saw one, you will be sadly missed. a true star,

From: Alistair Mulhearn
Country: Scotland

I had the greatest of pleasure in meeting Mr. Moore only once, and that was for a TV program being recorded in Kilmarnock's Grand Hall I sat and chatted until he was called in for the start of the show and that was called McCoist & MacAulay. Yes one of life's great guys This sounds a morbid but his heart should be removed and put in a special box and sent onto the moon. I think he would like that. R.I.P.

From: Gary Broadbridge
Country: England, UK

Bless you Patrick,you were an inspiration to me as a young man,a friend and I met you at a local fair and he introduced me to you,you shook my hand and signed an A-Z of Astronomy book for me,never forgotten that moment,love to your family & you and may you Rest in Peace,Gary

From: David Childs
Country: UK

He brought me the Stars when I was young. For that I will be eternally grateful.

From: Ken Morrison
Country:

What more can be said about Sir Patrick. He was a combination of all that we cherish - knowledge, humour, generosity, enthusiasm, talent and eccentricity. These things combine in just such a way only once in a Big Bang. He will be missed, but never forgotten. R.I.P..

From: James Watling
Country:

Such a gifted gentleman has left a legacy which has clearly inspired thousands if not millions, to look up at the sky at night and enjoy what is our home, this universe. Here's to you Sir Patrick, the Gamesmaster, thank you for making something so complex, so incredibly fun and fascinating to learn about.

From: Andrew J Williams
Country: ENGLAND

Thank you sir Patrick for the 'Sky at Night'.
I might not have become an astronomer like so many but you illuminated our solar system with your concise and simple enthusiasm.
I hope your friends and colleges can take up banner and allow the sky at night to continue for another 55+ years
May your spirit explore the Universe

From: Gavin Brown
Country: UK

You will be greatly missed, both by those that knew you personally, and the rest of us who got to know you through The Sky At Night and other programmes.

From: Jay P.
Country: Great Britain

May you traverse through the known universe into the unknown universe and have all your questions answered dear fellow. Such a great man who will be sadly missed, but never forgotten as every time i look into the night sky there are billions of stars to remind me. Rest in peace Sir Patrick.

From: James Dewen
Country: England

Goodbye Sir Patrick, thanks you for all the wonderful seeds you have planted in the minds of your viewers and readers, some of which have have grown into careers, others, like mine, have become a lifelong love of astronomy. We will all miss you.

From: Dennis Goodman
Country: New Zealand

This is a sad day indeed. I treasure the times I met Patrick Moore in New Zealand. He was wonderful company, and several of us still talk about the wonderful and entertaining dinner we enjoyed with Patrick at Il Casino Restaurant in Wellington in 1983, when he toured NZ as a guest of the Royal Astronomical Society of NZ (of which he was made an Honorary Member).

Patrick, you were also one of the people who inspired me when I was school age to pursue my interest in astronomy - which I maintain to this day.

Thanks you for your outstanding contribution to astronomy at a global level. Please now RIP.

From: Iftikhar Shah
Country: London,UK

It was sad to hear that we lost Sir Patrick, may his soul rest in peace in the heavens. I grew up in the 70's and 80's and it was a time of no internet and only 3 Tv channels and Sir Patrick was a true inspiration and source of Astronomical information to any budding Astronomer. A smartly dressed and well spoken gentleman,I don't think they make people like him anymore.

From: David Enfield
Country: England

A bright star is missing from the sky at night . He was truly a wonderful man .

From: Graeme Shinwell
Country:

"Patrick is irreplaceable. There will never be another Patrick Moore. But we were lucky enough to get one."

There is little more to say.

Thank you, Brian, and thank you, Sir Patrick.

Rest in peace. You lit up the sky for a whole generation!

From: Sam Mundell
Country: UK

There will never be another like Sir Patrick, a great man whose passion for astronomy inspired countless people, myself included.
I had the pleasure of meeting him twice, both times leaving me awestruck and tongue-tied.
Thank you Sir for all you have taught us, for your passion and uniqueness. You will never be forgotten, the world is poorer without you in it.
Ad Astra.

From: Al Watkins
Country: nederlands

Goodbye Sir .. thank you so much for showing me the known universe and everything else i have enjoyed ..

Al.

From: Joanne McSweeney
Country: Australia

I was very lucky to meet Sir Patrick and stay at his home a few years ago. I am not an astronomer, but accompanied a friend of mine to Fathings and had a couple of wonderful nights there, in a room where the walls were bookshelves and cats came to visit. Patrick did not know me from Adam, but he was welcoming and very kind and later, after I returned home, spoke to me over the phone at my friend's request. He was a lovely man, a gentleman and brilliant and the world was the better for his being here-and will always be the better for it.

From: Reg Balmforth
Country:

I have often watch The Sky At Night and been fascinated by Mr Moore's knowledge and enthusiasm. I have only just ordered my 1st telescope and I am hoping to get as enthused as he was. Though not the greatest of fans, I will miss his fantastic enthusiasm as I strive to learn more.

From: Mike Williams
Country: Wales

So sad to hear of Sir Patrick Moore passing. It felt like visiting a friend every month while watching the Sky at Night and his encouragement for amateurs was boundless. A great light on earth has extinguished but a new star shines in the heavens.

From: Tony Trelford
Country: Australia

I started reading one of your Books "Watchers Of The Stars " about 14 Years ago From Then on I Gradually got Hooked On Astronomy -Still Practicing AM Astronmy Today-Big Fan of The Sky At Night Magazine.You can't Put into words what it will be like to not have you around anymore -Sadly Missed Tony.

From: barry long
Country: uk

so sad to hear of the death of sir patrick,a truly amazing man .his enthusiasm for astronomy inspired many including myself into the hobby, for that i will always be grateful RIP

From: Hugh Valentine
Country:

I am now 59 years old, and my interest in astronomy was initiated by the great man.
I used to watch early editions of TSAN with mum and dad, and purchased books such as "The Observer's book of Astronomy" (Moore),to get me started.
I am personally very saddened by his passing, and he was a "one off" of whose like, we may possibly never see again.

From: Ian Couchman
Country: Scotland

Watching The Sky at Night for so many years now has been like keeping a monthly appointment with a very dear old friend - an appointment kept faithfully by Patrick for over half a century.
Thank you Patrick for your humour and gentleness - and for the humble manner with which you presented your show, thereby endearing so many not only to the subject you loved so much, but to yourself too.

From: Ed Wheeler
Country: UK

Sir Patrick, thank you for a great life doing many good works, advancing science and understanding, and inspiring us so much. We are going to miss your presence and were so enriched by you. Thanks and love!

From: Mike
Country: England

Thank you Patrick for your inspiration to myself and others.

From: Doris
Country: England

I bought the Boys book of astronomy with my precious 10th birthday money in 1958, to my mother's horror!(and scrawled 'girl's too' under the title) But he inspired my love of science in general, and although my maths wasn't good enough to be aa astronomer, I became a science teacher. But going back, through him, I joined JAS, corresponded with Jim, who had also joined about the same time (another eccentric, and was into UFOs and leys!) Another person who corresponded with us both and had also joined was Derek, who became our best man when we married in 1970. We are still friends though he has lived in France for many years. I took our family-sometime in the 80s it must have been- to a performance of Patrick's Theseus and the Minotaur in Selsey. I was totally overcome with nerves when I saw him at the interval-he was quite a hero, and I couldn't-to my regret-go over and say hello, (quite unlike me). I did write to tell him our story and how he had been responsible for our meeting, our 3 children etc...and had a charming little card back-signed in his own hand and typed on his typewriter. Now,one generation on one of my 4 grandchildren, the girl,now 10, has always insisted from a tiny child that she WILL be an astrophysicist when she is older and says as she's good at Maths she can! I believe she will. (I heard him at the ASE conference too some years later, where I'm afraid it was a repeat of the first time, though by that time he was very frail)
So, here I am a girl from Lancashire, having met a boy from Middlesex, living in Derek's home county of Somerset and serving 2 Somerset villages as priest in charge after a 38 year career of teaching science to scores of kids, and hopefully inspiring them...........And all because of reading a book, and loving and treasuring its author dearly, though we never met.
God speed on your forward journey dear man, reunited with all your dear ones, taking our respect, thanks and love with you.

From: Tanya
Country: Russian Federation

R.I.P. Sir Patrick! You were really a great man, unique astronomer and anchorman! I'm going to study the night sky with new telescope and your books!

From: Caroline
Country: France


Chapeau l'artiste, as they say in France

From: Ron Whyte
Country: Scotland

Sir Patrick Moore was an inspiration to all of my generation with his wonderfull eccentricity and depth of knowledge, his infectious enthusiasm to pass on this knowledge to the public at large in a way that could be enjoyed and enthralled was never less than thrilling. A true British legend and gentleman. A film in the making if ever there was one.

From: Sean
Country:

Very sad to hear this news - but heartened by his fantastic contributions over so many years. Now he's gone it is so clear what a fantastic communicatator he was... yet for decades I had taken it for granted. Patrick you are missed.

From: Pauline Nahapiet
Country: Uk

I know a limited amount about astronomy, but I am of an age when Sir Patrick Moore's ability to communicate his love of the subject to the general public enabled my education to be more rounded and rich. Thank you Patrick for being an excellent communicator, a great teacher and a warm human being.

From: Lenny Bridgeman
Country: Wales

I will never lose the inspirational spark you helped ignite, nor will I ever curse the glaring moon in quite the same way again. A good night to you sir.

From: Nigel Roberson
Country: England

Wonderful memories of watching "The Sky at Night" encouraged me to buy a telescope and look at planets and stars.
I will miss him, RIP Patrick you will be missed by millions around the world.

From: Nick Cunningham
Country: UK

Sir Patrick Moore, not many people leave a legacy that will stand the test of time.

From: Phillip Siviter
Country: Scotland

Earth lost a true great yesterday, Sir Patrick continually inspired and encouraged all by his selfless giving. Long may you rest in peace.

From: Joan Cowdell
Country: UK

Now 70, I have been thrilled and fascinated by astronomy ever since I was a teenager and that is all down to Sir Patrick. He never talked down to people yet still managed to explain things so that everyone could understand. His own enthusiasm was total infectious, and he came across as a sweet and lovely person. I only met him via the TV screen, but I am proud and honoured to have had him as a guest in my living room for so many years. I hope his spirit may now travel where his body never could.

From: Jon Wilson
Country: UK

My son and I met Sir Patrick on the eve of the 1999 total eclipse of the sun, on St. Anthony's Head, Cornwall.
He talked to Oliver, then aged 11, and enthused about the magical phenomenon that was soon to occur.
He signed Oliver's guide to the eclipse and he treasures it to this day. He was an inspiration to all and was able to engage tirelessly with all people of all ages.
He is unique and cannot be replaced and was a true communicator of the modern age. A real national treasure.
His eccentricity and mind-boggling achievement in presenting well over 40 years of the Sky at Night will always be remembered.
He will be sorely missed.
Jon and Oliver Wilson, Claygate, Surrey

From: Mark Kent
Country: United Kingdom

Having received the sad news within minutes (c/o twitter, and Bri, TP), I was left quite stunned! The loss of such an insightful and educational person who from my earliest memories has stoked my interest in the stars.

Last night in the UK (Wiltshire area) we were blessed with a clear sky, and an opportunity to take stock of the amazing man that we have grown up with the knowledge that he has shared with us over the years.

Although not a rational thought, but I would like to think that there is a new star in the sky tonight! Sir Patrick Moore RIP, and shine on in our memories - until we meet again!!

From: Mike Pailthorpe
Country: UK

I went to Sir Patrick Moore's house in Selsey to record his voice-over for a DVD put out by the Sun newspaper about the eclipse of 1999. Sir Patrick welcomed me into his house, repeatedly offered me drinks from his generously stocked bar in that amazing work room of his, where he did his last broadcasts. He was a lovely old chap, and his nephew and niece, who were visiting also obviously adored him.

We did the voiceover, and he did several takes - each time absolutely perfect,
extemporising without a word of script, as he watched the video. The only reason he did more than one take was the producers needed an extra second here or there, or hadn't mentioned something they now wanted including. He took it in his stride, with just the briefest "Hurry Up!" as they struggled with the VHS machine. I've been involved in audio and performers since I was little, but he was the most instantly perfect presenter I've ever seen or heard. The only person who comes close is (the also sadly missed Bob Holness), who became the ultimate entertaining and engaging host when someone said "action". But with Sir Patrick, he was not just holding together some almost random video and turning it into tv gold, he also knew more about his subject than anyone else alive.

He was interested in others; I was just the sound guy, but I arrived early, and he asked me about myself, over copious drinks. When he heard I also work in music, not just recording sound, he instantly wanted to know all about the projects I was working on, and when I left, he gave me a copy of one of the CDs he had recorded with the one of the xylophones that stood in his house.

There was one moment in the day that revealed just one of the ways in which he towered above all the rent-a-celebrities that clog the media now : the VHS tape that held the video he was commentating on had to be attached to his own tv. As we connected the machine, you could see that Blue Peter was on BBC1, and each time we rewound the tape, the picture went back to BBC1. In the middle of our recording session, we rewound the videotape again,and by complete coincidence there onscreen was Sir Patrick himself (obviously pre-recorded), a mystery guest brought in to help some little boy who had written in about stars and planets. In this particular Blue Peter programme, Sir Patrick seemed to be refereeing some kind of crazy pedal "space-bike" race around the Blue Peter studio. One of the producers said to him "I bet that was worth a bit of cash". Sir Patrick said "Nonsense! I did it for free - I did it for fun!". That said everything to me about him.

I've always treasured that day sitting on the floor in his lovely house in Selsey, headphones on, recording Sir Patrick. I'll scan my shelves tomorrow, pull out that xylophone CD, have another listen, and toast a proper English gent with a drink from my rather less well stocked cupboard. Rest in peace, Sir Patrick. It was an honour to meet and work with you.

From: Malcolm Collins
Country: Britain

Patrick you made night sky Watching enjoyable ,you explained things in a simple way , you will be missed R I P
Malcolm

From: Charles G
Country: UK

I had the pleasure of working with this amazing, unique man on a couple of occasions at the BBC. He was not someone to be encountered and then forgotten, and I am glad to have met him. An inspiration to so many. Thank you Sir Patrick. RIP

From: John Bradbury
Country: England

A unique inspirational life. Thank you Patrick.

From: Paul
Country: UK

I was forunate to meet Patrick one time - a chance meeting at a motorway service station.
He was approachable and a thouroughly nice man. Happy to have his photo taken with us.

A new star for someone to discover.

From: Zoë
Country: London

Farewell to a great, wonderfully eccentric man who I have admired since childhood, as much for his xylophone playing as the wonderful astronomical lessons he taught us. I will miss your enthusiasm and joie de vivre Patrick.

From: Emma Blackman
Country:

When I was a teenager I was a member of the South Downs Astronomical Society and met Sir Patrick when he presented there. I can remember him showing us early shots from the Voyager mission - before they were released to the world's press. Such a thrill.

Sir Patrick was unfailing kind and generous and, more importantly to me, took me seriously as an amateur astronomer despite my age. He'll be much missed.

From: Adrian Culley
Country: UK

A great inspiration. Fired my lifelong interest in Astronomy, freezing cold 1970s winter nights with the best refractor my parents could afford.
I still have his Scott Saunders Science Fiction novels somewhere too!
Thankyou Sir Patrick Moore, Rest in Peace.

From: Mike Grace
Country:

A man of conventional unconventuality who inspired simply by his own enjoyment.

From: Nic
Country:

Sir Isaac Newton once wrote "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

Sir Patrick Moore was a true giant amongst men. One of the very few, whose shoulders were broad enough to support the many, in seeing further than they could have imagined.

Thank you for everything Sir Patrick. You will be sorely missed. R.I.P.

From: Mark Jose
Country: UK

The passing of a Gentleman,in every sense of the word.
The very first "proper" book that I remember reading (and I still have it after 50 years) was the Observer book of Astronomy.
Sir Patrick was an inspiration to me and many others and will live on among the stars he loved.

From: John Mildred
Country: England

R.I.P. Sir Patrick Moore. You brought so much to so many and opened our eyes to a whole new world above our heads. I had the pleasure of editing just one programme of "The Sky At Night". It was an honour.

From: Tim Cox
Country: England

Thankyou Sir Patrick,
Ever since I read your book about the moon in the early 1960's (as a schoolboy). I have had a keen interest in the universe. Thank you again.

From: Robin Taplin
Country: UK

Its amazing how one guy managed to build a community out of a universe. A very sad moment indeed.

From: david blakeburn
Country: UK

The first book I read from cover to cover was on astronomy (1964, aged 7...there were more pictures than words). And that book would never have come to our home had it not been for my dad's admiration of Sir Patrick and TSAT. Just as wonderful was seeing him perform a piano recital, for free, unplanned. A polymath and genuine amateur who desired nothing for himself but the education, inspiration and enjoyment of the rest of us.

From: Rob Seales
Country: UK

Such a loss to this world, but each time we look up at the moon and stars, a thought will be there for you Sir Patrick Moore. R.I.P

From: Eddie Ember
Country:

Sir Patrick inspired me as a kid to look up at the night sky, 50 years on he still inspires me to look at the stars and moon, hopefully now though he is looking back on all of us

From: Nancy
Country: England

No Moore Mr Night Sky !
R.I.P.

From: Jan
Country: UK

There are too few people who can teach a subject that has their pupils sitting back in their chairs, listening and understanding the material being taught, the light bulbs popping on above their heads in true comprehension. You Patrick were the first, the master and one such teacher, you inspired so many to look to the heavens for 55 years.
It is only in recent years we have seen others (in the sciences) with your ability to impart their subject in the way you made the universe most interesting to your viewers, many of them you started on the road to their chosen careers/hobbies.
May the light bulbs you turned on in our lives, guide you on your journey to the heavens.
Thank you Patrick R.I.P.

From: Ronald Blay
Country: England

To a fine patriotic English gentleman,
We are all but flowers in a field that flower,flourish,then fade some grow taller and brighter than others and some get picked to be pressed in the pages of a book,that book is astronomy and the flower will be found in those pages for ever it is patrick moore.

From: Roy Chappell
Country: UK

Great innings from Patrick Moore RIP
I remember going round The Farthings in the mid 70's and him showing me the Stars & the Planets, doing a radio play with him, listening to him playing the Penguin Parade on his Xylophone but far the most i remember about him was our epic games of Chess :)

From: lenin42001@yahoo.ie
Country: lenin42001@yahoo.ie

His mothers wonderful paintings of space-creatures will always be remembered.

From: Gav Mason
Country: uk

Another star shining in the sky
R.I.P good Sir

From: Michael Keating
Country: United Kingdom

I used to lie on an old polo field in Gidgegannup, WA, Australia, and watch the Geminids come in. That was nearly 25 years ago - but Patrick Moore's the Sky at Night always made me feel still a part of the Astronomical community. He will be remembered with joy. Mike Keating

From: John Sawdon
Country: UK

So sad to hear of Patrick Moore's death. Throughout my life Patrick has always been there to inspire. What shall we do without him? I shall certainly remember him with great fondness.

From: Christopher Low
Country: England

He was a great ambassador for the subject of astronomy, and many people (including myself) were inspired to learn about the night sky and beyond because of his infectious enthusiasm. He will be greatly missed

From: Jan
Country: UK

Goodbye Patrick,
You really were a star!
Jan O'Halloran

From: Maureen
Country: UK

Sir Patrick's passion on the subject of Astronomy shone through and this inspired many people I have no doubt. The man was a Legend!

From: Darren Powis
Country: Wales

I've been interested in astronomy since I was a young boy and learned much from Sir Patrick's infecious enthusiasm and dedication to the subject. He will be very much missed. An inspirational figure now has his place amongst the stars. RIP.

From: Chris Campbell
Country: UK

I am devastated. I knew Patrick personally for around 20 years; the last time I was able to have any time with him was when I spent a day at his house, admiring his beautiful, inspiring observing logs and enjoying his humility, sense of fun and hospitality in 2003. I have not been able to spend any time with him since, owing to his failing health. There is so much I would not have and would not have done were it not for this great inspiration of a man. Goodbye and farewell, Patrick, and thank you for everything.

From: Wally Smith
Country: UK

This was the man who inspired my interest in astronomy in the 1950's, a hobby I still pursue to this day. I wrote to him following the publication of the long-awaited autobiography '80 Not Out'and I treasure the reply letter I received, no doubt typed on his old Woodstock. RIP Sir Patrick.

From: Wayne Byrne
Country: UK

Rest in peace Sir Patrick.
Your tireless enthusiasm has inspired me for decades. Were it not for you, I would have no first hand observations to fill me with awe, and wonder at the marvelous universe in which we live.
You were, and always will be, a dear treasure and a true Englishman of the old school. Farewell and good sailing.

From: Bob Stanton
Country:

It must be 40 years ago that I was given the Observers guide to Astronomy by Patrick Moore. I found Patrick inspirational then, and to this day.

From: Steve P
Country: uk

Just heard the sad news.
Out walking the dog last night and looked up at the stars and I swar they glowed brighter and seemed closer than ever before.

A true inspiration.x

From: Keith Makin
Country: UK

I've never been tempted to write a comment like this about anyone before. I'm not even an amateur astronomer. I just wish to share the deep impression that Sir Patrick had on me as a boy in the 50s and 60s. His palpable enthusiasm gripped me as a small child - I didn't understand much of what he said at the time but he somehow made it attractive to pursue the intellectual, which for a lad from a working class home with no books, had a real impact. A real one off and a real gentleman, as Brian May rightly says.

From: Ian Dunlop
Country: UK

Last night the sky was perfectly clear for looking up at the stars. A fitting tribute to the man who inspired me and several other generations to turn their heads towards the cosmos. RIP Sir Patrick, you will be missed.

From: JG McCloskey
Country: Scotland

Loved his knowledge, eccentricity & the way he made astronomy interesting to thousands, if not millions... A 1-off true gentleman! The world is a poorer place now. R.I.P.

From: Wayne Byrne
Country: UK

Rest in peace Sir Patrick.
Your tireless enthusiasm has inspired me for decades. Were it not for you, I would have no first hand observations to fill me with awe, and wonder at the marvelous universe in which we live.
You were, and always will be, a dear treasure and a true Englishman of the old school. Farewell and good sailing.

From: Russ Talliss
Country: UK

Very sad to learn of Sir Patricks death. RIP

From: Kate
Country: Britain

Patrick Moore was a inspiration to people all across the world; he managed to make complex scientific ideas available to the masses and helped develop the culture of amateur astronomers that modern astronomy relies on.

From: Alan Hilson
Country: UK

I feel Sad, the world was richer with Patrick in it, it just became a bit poorer.

From: Matthew Ambler
Country: UK

Rest in peace Sir Patrick.

I owe my interest in astronomy to The Sky at Night and his books. Whenever I look up at the night sky I will remember him, his enthusiasm, knowledge and humour. My thoughts are with his close friends and of course Ptolemy.

From: Alex Saxby
Country: United Kingdom

There's not much I can say that will be different to what thousands of others will say on here. He was a great inspiration to me and I have a lifelong passion for astronomy 100% courtesy of Patrick. I wrote to him when I was 20 never expecting a reply, but he did indeed reply and answered my questions fully. This was 27 years ago and his letter is one of my treasured possesions. I'm so saddened by his death. The world has just become a little grayer but my passion to look beyond the world remains undiminished. He has left a lasting, positive imprint upon me. Thank you, Patrick.

From: Neil Palfreyman
Country: England

Sir Patrick Moore. You have been there all my life. You will be deeply missed. May your spirit fly to the stars, to which you love so much.
Our friend, our teacher & our games master

From: Pete Blakemore
Country: United Kingdom

A sad passing of a Gentleman and the friendly face of astronomy. For my entire lifetime (well over half a century) the man that inspired millions to look above the edge of their rut to the stars.

From: jon lloyd
Country: UK

Patrick will be missed by myself as well as many others in the UK. I first remember him in the 70's when i started watching The Sky At Night

Will be difficult to replace

From: Teresa Williamson
Country: England

Sir Patrick Moore was a true geantleman.
As a child I started to watch The Sky at Night,and missed only one episode.He made the subject so interesting, I hope that the The Sky at Night will continue, in tribute to him.
Rest in peace.

From: Adrian
Country: England

Last night I looked up into the crisp, clear skies, and Sir Patrick was among the stars.

From: Adam Hold
Country: England

I wrote to Sir Patrick at the age of 7 after reading a number of his books.  I was thrilled that this gentleman from the television took time to write back to me.  This gift of his time spurred on a life-long interest in astronomy and general science, which has defined my career for more than 30 years.  Thank you Sir Patrick, your passion for astronomy will continue to inspire many more generations to come.

From: Graham Ware
Country:

A true legend

From: Daniel Crockford
Country: United Kingdom

one of the reasons i have fallen in love with astronomy over the last 2 years. Was genuinely saddenned when i found out the news, will sorely miss his thoughts and feelings from his contributons in the sky at night magazine and program. Rest in peace Patrick.

From: Malcolm Seath
Country: UK

No doubt the word eccentric will be bandied about, but this immense, characterful man who popularised astronomy in this country will be sadly missed. A legend.

From: Rhona Hewitson
Country: United Kingdom

A truely lovely man, how I wish I could have met him

From: Malcolm Seath
Country: UK

No doubt the word eccentric will be bandied about, but this immense, characterful man who popularised astronomy in this country will be sadly missed. A legend.

From: Sallie
Country: Uk

So sad to hear the news of the passing of Patrick. So many wonderful things achieved in his lifetime. Not only did he inspire so many of today's scientists - but tomorrow's aswell. Anyone who watched or listened to him was captivated with his passion and knowledge. Brian May is right to say that he was the last of a lost generation. RIP Sir Patrick xx.

From: Russ
Country:

A truly inspirational figure. I remember staying up late when I was a child to watch the Sky at Night on my black and white TV.

I was very fortunate to hear Patrick speak on a couple of occasions and attribute my keen interest in Astronomy to him.

From: Dave Moulsdale
Country: Australia

Such an inspiretional man only comes along once in ten lifetimes, I watched the sky at night and was transfixed by this larger than life man....
Rest In Peace Patrick, you will never be replaced.... Thank you for being you....

From: Ron Makins
Country: Farthings

From all of Team Moore left reeling here at Farthings, can I just say how very touched we all are by your love and support through this very difficult period. This has been a very surreal 24 hours. I am sitting in Patrick's chair in his study reading your warm tributes through tears of both pain and joy and could not leave Farthings without adding my own voice to the many.

Patrick was a true friend, confidante and travel companion but more than that he was a 'father' to me for 47 years. I will miss him greatly and share in your grief at his passing.

Thank you all so very much.

Ever

Ron

From: Tom Wares
Country: UK

My old scoutmaster, Colin, and Sir Patrick inspired my fascination with the universe. My favourite recent programme was the transit of Venus across The Sun. The Sky At Night is a cornerstone of British broadcasting and I hope will continue to inspire all types to think about the universe. RIP Sir Patrick Moore.

From: David
Country: England

Like thousands of others, Patrick inspired me to a life of science when at age 6, I watched Patrick with James Burke and Cliff Michelmore guide us through the ghostly images from the apollo moon shot in 69.
A modest eccentric and an English (not British!) gentleman whose Sky at Night remains an absolute pleasure. We shall never see his like again but he lives on in all of us touched by his decency, charm and intelligence. I mourn him as a father figure, Thank you, Patrick...

From: Patrick Ryder
Country:

I once saw Patrick enjoying a Thai meal in a Dorking restaurant years ago. I was walking past with some friends and we gave him a wave. Bless him, instead of being annoyed and ignoring us, he gave us a cheery smile and waved back. A true gentleman and to many of us a true hero. We wont see his like again.

From: Alex
Country:

A sad loss to broadcasting, astronomy and the world of music. Take care.

From: Dirk Maggs
Country: United Kingdom

I first met Patrick as a BBC Radio Light Entertainment Producer in the 1980s and we found we shared a slightly zany sense of humour. He contributed to several of my programmes including Independence Day UK for Radio 1 in which he punched an Alien! Shortly after it was my privilege to introduce Patrick to my friend Brian May and I was thrilled that Patrick egged Brian on to finish his long-postponed PhD. No-one was a stranger to Patrick, age was no bar to knowledge as far as he was concerned, and his hospitality and generosity were matchless. A true gentleman, a genuine light in the darkness and we are all the richer for having known him. God bless.

From: Ian Taylor
Country:

One of the broadcasting greats. He certainly inspired my life-long love of astronomy. We'll all miss him massively. Please carry on Sky At Night as a tribute to Sir Patrick!

From: Aaron
Country: Lincoln UK

You were an Inspiration to me and helped me to have and interest in Astronomy through the sky at night, You spent your life looking up and teaching us about our Universe and you will be sadly missed but there will now be one more star in the night sky only this time you will be looking down.

From: Eileen Skidmore
Country: England

Sir Patrick was a genius astronomer, war hero, typewriter collector, cat lover, animal lover, opponent of fox hunting, actor, wit, cricketer, musician (xylophone & piano, violin,)chess player, composer, comedian (on Morecambe and Wise Show) A true Renaissance Man who inspired us all to look up at the night sky in wonder and educated us & opened our minds. He was part of my life via The Sky at Night for as long as I can remember

From: Claire wild
Country: Uk

RIP Patrick, I remember sitting with my grandad as a child watching the sky at night and being fascinated also with your xylophone playing, good memories.

From: Mal O'Dell
Country: UK

The mere mention of Patrick Moore always diverted my attention instantly.
I once asked him on a radio phone-in, on Radio London (with Suzie Barnes, if he had a crater on the moon named after him (I was thirteen I guess) - with typical humour he explained he would have to be dead to be so honoured. There is however an asteroid in his name so very aptly he is up there with his beloved stars and planets.
He will be missed enormously

From: Matthew Hyman
Country:

It was indeed a pleasure to watch and hear you Sir Patrick. Your books are a must for any astronomer.

From: Rupert Cutler
Country: England

Just one of the many (millions) inspired by Sir Patrick as a child, and still looking up!

From: Jonathan
Country:

As a young man, Patrick Moore used to come round to my grandparents' house for tea regularly. I greatly regret losing the marvellously 1950s-style signed photo he gave them.

As a child I found his "Do you speak Venusian?" - on astronomical eccentrics such as the Flat Earth Society - one of the funniest books I'd ever read.

His political views were, to put it mildly, not to my taste - but he was nevertheless a great and hugely talented man who was a great inspiration.

From: Nigel Humphreys
Country: UK

My name is Nigel Humphreys and I am a sculptor/producer and creator of children's TV entertainment.

Patrick was the reason I lifted my head up and away from the gloomy streets and instead looked up toward the magical, majestic and utterly magnificent heavens. He taught me I was born a child of the Universe...that I came from its intersteller 'matter'....that I was indeed part of everything out there. Thank you Patrick, I will think of you when I next gaze at the sky at night.

From: Mohamad Adam Mamat
Country: Malaysia

even if i dun really know you sir, but if you life, your work has give a huge impact to my respectful guitarist ever, Brian May., its such a honor to make a tribute for you,.. rest in peace sir,..

From: Paul Aspel
Country: UK

He was a constant and a genuine inspiration for many years. I have been watching the sky at night since I can remember. I never made it into Astronomy but have gained a facination and appreciation for the subject all thanks to Sir Patrick. A true star

From: amnah
Country:

As a child I was fascinated by the sky at night,and still it captivates me to this day,rest in peace sir patrick moore,

From: Gavin Coull
Country: Scotland

This small planet ,has just become a bit smaller.A national treasure.RIP Sir Patrick

From: Aniket Patel
Country: London

Like a Red Giant, your light will shine for eons. R.I.P Sir Patrick

From: Neil McCrudden
Country: Scotland

An absolute genious. Patrick will be out there in the vast cosmos looking down on us all and willing us all to continue with our interest and studies.

From: kingsley Lungu
Country: uk

Rest easy, your shows made astronomy interesting and understandable to the masses and you are a true inspiration to gemerations.

From: Mark William Hodgson
Country: Harrogate England

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RIP Sir Patrick

From: Oliver Hext
Country: UK

Like so many others he sparked my interest in astronomy. I remember meeting him at Portsmouth Guildhall with my father when I was about 13 and asking for his autograph. A true gentleman and one of my all time heroes. I will miss him. God bless Sir Patrick Moore.

From: Jason Clay
Country: England

At the age of 43 I still tenderly treasure my book bought for my eleventh birthday together with my first telescope. The book, written of course by Patrick, has sustained my passion for astronomy ever since. He was beside me as I gazed into the Heavens.....and will forever. Gxd bless him and all his closest family and friends.

From: Mark William Hodgson
Country: Harrogate England

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God Bless you.
RIP

From: Teresa Forster
Country: UK

Thank you for enriching the lives of so many, human and animal. Thank you for being an inspiring part of my life.

From: John Duffy
Country: United Kingdom

A great man & a wonderful human being

From: lucia
Country: Italy

Rip Stay with the stars.

From: Wendy Wrangham
Country:

I lived next door to Patrick Moore as a child in Selsey. He was an adult that inspired children not just due to his boundless enthusiasm but also for his unique and accidental rebelliousness: cycling around the village in shirt sleeves in mid-Winter, for instance, as our mothers trussed us up. On clear nights, gangs of us would knock on his door and he'd usher us in without hesitation, sit us down for a quick lesson then lead us out into his telescope-strewn garden to locate the stars and planets he'd just talked about. Wonderful man, greatly missed. And very apt that last eve was the most clear, crisp night. Journey on, Mr. Moore, journey on.

From: Hilary Elphick
Country: UK

You inspired me to look at the stars when i was a young girl. it never left me. When finally i met you at a tennis club in Hampshire you didn't disappoint. You will be missed. x

From: David and Barbara Radcliffe
Country: England

What a fine innings! We met Patrick at a Cricket Dinner in Manchester some 40 yrs ago, having followed "The Sky at Night" almost from its launch. He embraced us in a warm conversation as if we had been personal friends of long standing.

From: Nancy Hine
Country: England

Growing up The Sky at Night was almost the only astronomy on TV. Before the internet it was so much harder to find out information. It is perhaps hard for later generations to fully realise just how much on an influence Patrick Moore had. He will be fondly remembered as an important part of my childhood.

From: Vivien
Country:

Patrick was a great englishman and a national institution. I have watched his programmes all my life and although I don't know a great deal about astronomy, his enthusiasm and affection for his subject made "The Sky at Night", a programme that wasn't to be missed. A wonderful man.

From: Margaret Bridges
Country: UK

Watched The Sky at Night with my dad when I was growing up and have been fascinated by the universe ever since. RIP Sir Patrick and thank you.

From: Stephanie B
Country: UK

A great man with a great passion, the like of whom will not walk this earth again. Thank you for the many hours of Sky at Night. RIP

From: Craig
Country: UK

Patrick will remain an inspiration to millions. I will miss him.

From: Michael Griffiths
Country:

Thank you Patrick for the inspiration that you have been throughout my life.

May your light shine on in our wonderful universe RIP.

From: Jonny Madden
Country: England

What can I say that hasn't already been said by others? Brilliant man, brilliant mind - what a great loss for all his family and friends, not to mention humanity as a whole. You certainly inspired me. You will be missed Sir Patrick. Lots of love, Jonny.

From: Paul Wigley
Country: UK

Sir Patrick Moore always had such amazing enthusiasm. He inspired me to explore the universe and its wonders. A star.

From: Doug Hawkey
Country:

Patrick Moor was indeed a great inspiration. As a boy I can remember the early episodes of The Sky at Night and his great enthusiasm that was infectious. Many years ago I wrote to him about a comet I'd seen through my binoculars and was pleasantly surprised by his prompt and detailed reply. He will be greatly missed.

From: Ian Davies
Country: UK

A true legend RIP

From: Andy Penson
Country: UK

I think it was your total enthusiasm for what you loved that drew me down to Cornell to see my first solar eclipse,sadly missed

From: Patricia Keiller
Country:

We say farewell to one of this country's most eccentric and colourful figures. Sir Patrick Moore was a great astronomer who with his, 'The Sky at Night' programme, encouraged generations of future scientists and astronomers to take up astronomy for themselves, as well as opening up the world of astronomy to the general public.

From: Peter Wicks
Country: UK

A great British Icon who has gone to the stars he loved. Patrick opened my eyes as to what is above my head and I still look in awe at the Sky at Night. RIP Patrick Moore.

From: John Cody
Country: Australia

This is sad news to astronomy aficionados of all ages and across the world.

One of the best presents I ever received as a child was a copy of Patrick Moore & Garry Hunt's new 'Atlas of the Solar System' (1990), complete with the latest from Voyager 2's encounter with Neptune. I still remember vividly the time I spent poring through it. What excited me so much was the combination of known and unknown in such close proximity. It was astonishing to me that we humans could know such details about the state of worlds that were often more than a billion km from Earth. Every new piece of knowledge raised further exciting questions, and each new planetary map made possible by spacecraft flyby would have blank patches that might as well have carried the legend 'here be dragons...' so enticing were they. As Patrick would have put it 'we just don't know!'

I saw him give a talk at Aldershot in 2000. He was still perambulatory at that point and as wonderfully enthusiastic as ever. His knowledge of both astronomy and astronomical history was incredibly broad. I doubt many professional (usually highly specialized) astronomers could have matched him on that front. A great and irreplaceable loss.

From: Brian Rose
Country: England

I only met Patrick Moore once, working as an assistant cameraman on The Sky at Night. He was exactly the same off camera as on, generous, a huge presence and totally eccentric. I don't think even Dr Brian May could calculate just how many people he has inspired, the number must be truly 'astronomical'. I still have my copy of "The Boy's Book of Astronomy" which totally entranced my. What a wonderful, wonderful person!

From: Frank Somers
Country: England

Patrick was a friend and inspiration to the Stonehenge Druids, we gave him an award last year for his lifetime bringing a love of the sky to millions. Most of all we loved his generosity of spirit, he had time and energy for the great and the small in equal measure. I first met him when I was a 12 year old lad inspired by a talk that he gave at my school. I hope that he is now with those he loved, gazing up at a perfect sky.

From: Laura Shipp
Country:

Patrick - watched you on TV from a kid, remember, the first moon landing and apollo 13, watched it with you. Great Man, unfortunately, the likes of your kind are getting fewer and fewer - A true Brit. RIP, as my friend said, 'hopefully you will visit all those places you dreamed about' xxx

From: adrian everest
Country: england

what a great loss i loved his voice always interested in what he had to say R I P patrick now you can gaze at the stars in heaven

From: Tim Hodgetts
Country: Belgium

Patrick Moore helped make science interesting, fun & accessible to so many people, inspiring several generations. His legacy will not only be seen or felt on this planet, but others that future generations visit.

From: adrian
Country: england

what a great loss i loved his voice always interested in what he had to say R I P patrick now you can gaze at the stars in heaven

From: Elaine
Country: UK

My son is currently studying for his PhD in Space Technology as a result of our whole family's interest being inspired by watching Sky at Night over the past 50 years. A massive thank you to Sir Patrick. He will be sorely missed by our family.

From: A. Lewis
Country:

A bright star has gone out from the universe. RIP

From: Peter Iles-Smith
Country: UK

Like many, I can date my love of all things space and astronomy to Sir Patrick. I'm not quite old enough to have been in at the beginning of Sky at Night, but of course I remember it all my life.

Last night was clear and the stars twinkled - bit like Sir Patrick's delivery! We'll not see his like again.

Rest in peace.

From: Barry Walsh
Country: Ireland

Sir Patrick's passing brings back memories of my childhood when Dad would allow me to stay up for The Sky at Night & then going out to the garden with our telescope to try to see the stars we had just heard about. Dad was always interested in astronomy but I know that it was Sir Patrick's unique style of presentation that he really enjoyed. Hope he's up there floating with his beloved stars & planets now....

From: Pat Taylor
Country:

Thank you Sir Patrick for inspiring us to look up and see the wonders of the sky. One of the true greats, also a downright decent human being, and will be missed so much.

From: Bill Chidgey
Country: UK

The only reason I stopped looking down at my shoes and looked up at the sky, the Sky at Night and Sir Patrick Moore. Thank you for a life long journey of disovery. You will be sadly missed.

From: Peter Davey
Country: Wales

Sir Patrick Moore was a star who studied the stars: truly unique and unforgettable. God bless him.

From: Gerry Wilson
Country: IRELAND

Sir Patrick,was a wonderful man,i have learned so much from him over the years,Thank you Patrick.R.I.P.

From: nigel cartwright
Country: UK

a gentleman that will be sadly missed, a real star

From: Mark Wallis
Country:

An inspiration to many people. May he rest in peace.

From: David Pearson
Country: Doncaster, England

I Met Sir Patrick in the early 80's when he was giving awards and a speech at the Doncaster Civic Theater. He was should a kind hearted and polite gentleman, alwats willing to give his advice to anyone who asked.. even to a young teenager like me. He will be sadly missed.

From: David smy
Country: England

Sir Patrick Moore will be missed a lot ! He was the person who got me into astronomy .Rest in peace !

From: Chaz Mahmood B.Sc
Country: England,UK

Patrick Moore told me ....to get a B.Sc in
physics .....and I made sure i got it.
Great man, true Englishman. I will miss his RECEIVED PRONUNCIATION....In memory of him ...we should all try and speak this correct and standard way of speaking English as he did.

From: Ronnie Adam
Country: UK

Patrick wil be sadly missed,I read some of his books as a child and they inspired me to get into amature astronomy.A great man and a great astronomer.

God bless you Patrick.

From: Robert Lang
Country: UK

Sir Patrick. A truely inspirational character, writer and broadcaster.
His passing is a great loss to all who
have been inspired to become either amature astronomers, or to take up professional astronomy, by watching his TV programmes and reading his books throughout the last fifty five years.
The best memorial to patrick will always be the 'Sky at Night'...Long may the programme continue.

From: Jane D
Country: Surrey UK

Sir Patrick Moore...a true legend & inspiration to my generation. You prompted my school visit (many!) years ago to the Liverpool Planetarium where I fell in love with the planets & stars that still hold a fascination for me.
May your star shine bright in the night sky as your legacy lives on & your xylophone tunes twinkle in Heaven. You will be missed. RIP x

From: Paul Wilson
Country: England

Safe journey Sir Patrick.

You were an inspiration across generations, and helped this '80s geek better understand and connect with the cosmos.

In this corner of the universe, in this insignificant galaxy, and on this small blue planet, you will most certainly be missed.

From: Paul Duncan
Country: United Kingdom

Sir Patrick Moore enthused me from 9-49 years old , from a low education in troubled n. Ireland I rose above the worries of life and studied with Sir Moore using a reflector telescope in my parents garden at first and grew a lifelong love of science and nature. I share and am active in promoting animal welfare and rights. This man moulded much of who I am , thank you and will miss you.

From: Kenneth Daniels
Country: Canada/Ausralia

I have come to appreciate the genius of Sir Patrick, due to his association and work with Brian May. In my love for Brian's music and his love for astronomy, I was fortunate enough to also discover Sir Patrick's awesome and inspiring works which have opened up new and astounding treasures that we all have had the pleasure of experiencing. Thank you for sharing your love and expertise with all of us. Your legacy will live on for generations to come. Ken Daniels, (Whitby,Ontario,Canada / Melbourne,Australia).

From: Simon king
Country:

I looked up at the stars last night and I am sure that they were all twinkling brighter than ever before as if a new star had joined them.Our great loss, their greater gain.

From: jason cornwell
Country:

Youbare going to be missed by many. RIP!

From: Annabel
Country: England

Sir Patrick Moore was an inspirational person and brought an immense subject into the reach and understanding of the general public.
Now that is just brilliant. He will be sorely missed.

From: Stuart L
Country:

An inspiration to a little boy who's never stopped looking up...RIP

From: Ian Allen
Country:

You were the teacher we all wished we had at school. You brought the heavens down to earth and made it infectiously interesting!

A+++..
Thank you.

RIP.

From: phil ware
Country: UK

R.I.P SIR PATRICK MOORE
You will be deeply missed
A true LEGEND

Thank you for showing me the universe
R.I.P

From: Paul Mccloud
Country: England

A childhood hero of mine, great man, one of our nations treasures. Hope you've got a good view of the universe.

From: Sandria Lewindon
Country: Richmond, London, England

I fell in love with the stars when I was a small child because of you and my love of the stars has not diminished. A soul such as yours will be sorely missed.

From: MSAS.org.uk
Country: UK

Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society notes with great sadness the death of Sir Patrick Moore CBE, FRS, FRAS. The world of astronomy is much poorer for his passing.

Sir Patrick was a former president of the British Astronomical Association, co-founder and former president of the Society for Popular Astronomy, and author of over 70 books on astronomy. He is perhaps best known however as presenter of the world's longest-running television series with the same original presenter, The Sky at Night on BBC Television; on 26 April 1957, at 22:30, Moore presented the first episode which was about the Comet Arend–Roland. Sir Patrick was a presenter of TV coverage of the Apollo missions and during the 1970s and 80s, he reported on the Voyager and Pioneer programmes.

As an amateur astronomer, he became known as a specialist on observing the Moon and creating the Caldwell catalogue. Sir Patrick's work mapping the lunar surface contribute directly to both US and Soviet space programmes.

Sir Patrick was elected as a member of the International Astronomical Union in 1966; having twice edited the Union's General Assembly newsletters he remains the only amateur astronomer to be a member of the IAU.

From: Mike
Country: UK

I will miss Patrick's inspirational contribution to our understanding of the universe. He was a very kind man who will be dearly missed by many.

From: Helen Warner
Country: UK

Patrick, you were an inspiration to so many people young and old. You helped us understand the Universe and how it worked - thank you. Although your star has now shot across the sky, may the light from it shine forever. xoxox

From: Colin
Country:

R.I.P. Sir Patrick Moore, you opened the eyes of so many to the sky above.

From: PETER
Country: England

I'll never forget you and I will always carry with me the debt I owe you for setting me along the track my life followed. Thanks for all the fun, the fascination of our time together. I hope you enjoyed the music during your final moments. Your circle of carers send their love.

From: David Glanfield
Country: England

How well I remember being turned toward the unfashionable (for a nine year old) science of astronomy and insisting that I should be allowed to stay up to watch The Sky at Night. I suppose I am one of many that was fascinated by Sir Patrick's presentation of and enthusiasm for the subject. If not for him I may have missed the most nail biting drama in recent history unfold, I refer to man's first steps on the Moon, something which stirred an interest that has stayed with me throughout my life.
Thank you Sir Patrick, a truly inspirational gentleman.
R.I.P.

From: Martin Cope
Country:

A very sad day. I never had the honour of meeting Patrick but his influence on tv sparked my interest in astronomy and science. Sir, you will be missed, bless you.

From: Nicolette Fitzgerald
Country: UK

What a truly inspirational and exceptional character we had in Sir Patrick Moore. You will be greatly missed and The Sky at Night will not be quite the same. Rest in Peace - the stars shone much brighter on 09/12/12.

From: Derek Dubery
Country: Uk

A tv fixture who gave many of us hope the maybe all television didn't have to be quite so dumbed down and vapid! A couple of years ago I sent Sir Patrick a Christmas card and he went to the trouble of phoning me up to thank me. So lovely and rather surreal to hear that voice on my phone whilst I was doing my grocery shopping! A kind, generous and lovely chap who will be missed.

From: Richard Guilbault
Country: Canada

R.I.P. Sir Patrick Moore
I hope your legacy will continue to inspire many more people in decades and maybe centuries to come!

From: Anne Phillips
Country: Wales

Sir Patrick inspired me to look up and see what was there and I shall forever be grateful for that, as there is nothing finer than gazing skywards on a clear night and being "lost" in the drama of the sky.

From: bev
Country: Britain

Thank you for introducing me to the stars the universe and the Glockinspeal. I hope your spirit is now with the stars......may you explore the universe for ever. xxx

From: Natalia
Country: Russia

Dear Sir Patrick.

Sometimes I want for some people didn't die and gave us inspiration always. I hope now you are in the best place of the World with music of Brian May and Mozart.

From: Maggie and David Vaughan
Country:

The very sad loss of such a brilliant gentleman. Our heartfelt thanks for the lovely book you sent David and phone call for his birthday. We will always regret not coming to see you. Our condolences to your family and friends and to Brian May. RIP Sir.

From: james wood
Country: uk

thank you sir.an insperation

From: Colin Jervis
Country: UK

I remember when I was a child being allowed to stay up to watch the 'Sky at Night'. No wonder he talked so quickly. The short time he often had after the overrunning BBC programming led to my brother-in-law remarking if I had blinked I would have missed it ;)

A cat lover, eccentric and inspiration. RIP.

From: Ian Braithwaite
Country: United Kingdom

I wrote to Patrick several times as a boy becoming keenly interested in astronomy through reading his books and watching Sky at Night. Despite what must have been a massive postbag, to each letter I received a helpful and encouraging reply. Through Patrick's recommendation, I have one of H Wildey's fine mirrors in the 6 inch telescope I still have, over forty years on. Few people have this generosity. His positive influence, in encouraging large numbers of people to look up at the night sky and ponder things beyond our small planet, is unique.

From: Trevor Rudge
Country: UK

A truely inspirational man, who made his passion accessable, interesting and understandable to many.

From: Barrie Suddery
Country: Wales

Rest in peace, Sir Patrick. Your enthusiasm and sincere enjoyment of astronomy made the sky and night truly enjoyable as well as educational.

Condolences to Sir Patrick's friends and family.

From: Annetta Wright
Country: England

We have lost a treasure. Thank you for your legacy. Many people, including myself, have a wonderful hobby thanks to you.

From: Pter Marples
Country: Australia

This is such very sad news indeed.

I remember when I was about 8 years old when I lived in England, staying up a bit later after Dr Who and watching this very excited fellow presenting a programme on Astronomy, for me the rest is history, it was because of Patrick Moore and his infectious enthusiasm that Astronomy became a major part of my life.
Not long after I somehow got a book called The Observers Guide To Astronomy, still no idea how as we were very poor though I suspect the other influence on my hobby my father probably had something to do with this.
In 1988 I had read Sir Patrick was coming to Brisbane (Australia)to give a talk with Sir Edmund Hilary and Apollo 15 Astronaut James Irwin. I took a punt and rang Patrick's home in the UK. I found his number after calling the local post office and getting it from a lady there. I rang his home and got an answering machine. I left a message inviting him to the Southern Astronomical Societies annual dinner. A few days later his tour promoter reluctantly called me saying Patrick insisted he attend the dinner. The dinner was changed to a Sunday to fit his schedule and we had Patrick Moore's first ever talk in Brisbane presented at our dinner.
I have a much cherished video of that night, Terry Lovejoy (Comet Lovejoy fame)and Greg Bock(fellow supernova discoverer) will no doubt remember it well.
After the dinner we took Patrick back to Gregg Thompson's (Author The Supernova Search Charts) music room - the precursor to to the Infinity attraction Gregg would later build on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Needless to say Patrick had an absolute wow of a time bouncing on the huge waterbed floor, with spacemusic, lights. smoke machine, mirrors etc etc - he was then 65 years young! Yes we got in bother big time with his promoter by getting Patrick to his hotel after midnight - he was giving his "first" official talk the following night, but wow what an experience.

Years later when Greg Bock and I observed the G impact and fireball plume of Shoemaker Levy into Jupiter I remember ringing Patrick at his home at about 2am his time, he was so very excited to hear this he did not mind one bit taking the call, repeatedly asking if we had a photo for The Sky At Night, which of course we didn't.

Patrick Moore inspired my love of this hobby. It was indeed an honour to meet him. My 5 supernova discoveries (2008fa, 2009J, 2009gd, 2012U & 2012dy) are the result of his infectious enthusiasm on a young boy. I will discover more supernova and I will fondly remember Sir Patrick at the time I discover them. Sir Patrick kindly autographed my book The Observers Guide to Astronomy which I will never part with.

Patrick inspired countless amateur and professional astronomers. His loss is heavy on our community.

Thank you so very, very much Sir Patrick Moore. You will be so very missed and long remembered.
Attached a pic of myself with Sir Patrick Moore and Gregg Thompson in 1988.

Peter Marples Brisbane Australia.

From: Andy Bettger
Country: Milland, UK

I was very saddened to hear of the death of Sir Patrick Moore, my condolences to his close family and friends.

I was inspired by Patrick to look to the stars since I first saw the Sky At Night back in 1995 just before comet Hyakutake arrived. I was lucky to see him speak in person twice at the AstroFest, where he demonstrated a very sharp wit and came across as really genuine and modest, a true gentleman.

Astronomy has lost its brightest star.

From: Helen van de Ven
Country:

You spoke of the stars, you were one and now you're up there with them. Rest In Peace Sir Patrick Moore! The world is a little less brighter without you.

From: Robert Hanna
Country: Australia

From a young age Patrick Moore inspired me to search the heavens. As 13yo immigrant to Australia I wrote to him a few times asking all sorts of questions. I was surprised to get an answer and remember him writing once that he "envied me the clear southern skies" I still have a first edition of "Guide to The Moon".
A great man has been lost to us, and I remember him with fondness and awe.

From: Peter Routley
Country: Australia

A brilliant mind,, he will be sorely missed,a humble man & an inspiration to so many.
RIP Sir Patrick !!!

From: Marc Stewart
Country:

I was lucky to have seen him twice and met him once. He signed one of his books for me, which I shall treasure.
An amazing man...

From: Paul Foster
Country: uk

I was very lucky to have met Patrick a few times and a 1/2 pint glass of gin and orange will never look the same again, Patrick was one of lifes greats and without him many of us would not have taken up astronomy, he will be greatly missed by us all.

From: Marco Pews
Country: England

I've been dreading this day, having watched Sir Patrick on TSAN for nearly 3 decades, enjoyed his countless appearances on many varied and often amusing TV shows. His approached to life seemed to be to grab it with both hands and enjoy it- I truly hope he did. I met him once when I was 15 at my school it was a great honour. The word "legend" is banded about to describe too many people not fit to lace this man's shoes.
RIP Sir Patrick, thank you and good night.

From: Jon Wordie
Country: UK

For a man so much in love with the Moon, there could have been no greater pleasure than to have lived through the Apollo era, even greeting and interviewing Neil Armstrong within months of his return.
His door was so often open, to locals he was a Tolstoy figure.
And who'd have thought that the old-Englander would be anti fox hunting?
Who could miss anyone more than Moore?

From: Meg A.
Country: USA

I was not fortunate enough to see Sir Patrick's acclaimed program "The Sky at Night" but I have been exposed to his other works, including the book "Bang." And knowing that his maps helped my country's astronauts on that first moon voyage, watched by so many of us (including me) all those years ago, makes me truly thankful that his influence extended beyond his own country to mine - and, I think, to the rest of the world as well.

From: Roy Borrrill
Country: UK

I have never really had a big interest in the Universe, the Stars or Planets but I must admit to tuning in, every month, to The Sky at Night for many years, simply to watch Sir Patrick Moore. He made the subject so interesting and easy to understand. His passion, for the universe, shone through so clearly and he was a joy to watch. He will be sadly missed and The the Sky at Night will never be the same for me.

From: Michelle Edwards
Country: UK

Sir

You inspired myself and many like me to have a greater interest and love of all things astronomical.

Thanks you, may your skys be dark and free of cloud.

From: Marjorie
Country: Uk

What a character. He was larger than life in all ways and brought understanding of the cosmos to the people. His love of music was also an integral
part of him. Rest well Sir Patrick, you're among your stars now.

From: Graham
Country: Uk

A once in a lifetime man, I,m glad you were in my lifetime. Rip Patrick

From: Catherine
Country: New Zealand

Your total enthusiasm was catching & motivating. I would probably never have studied astronomy without your inspiration. You will be missed.

From: Bonnie
Country: England

I met Patrick Moore at a book signing 28 years ago- a very genuine man who had time for everyone. He has left a lasting legacy of inspiring many people to be interested in a fascinating subject.

From: derek hart
Country:

You got me intrested in the stars i thank you, my you rest in the heavens that you loved so much, may yours be the brightist star on show, rest in peace patrick you will be missed but not forgoten

From: Brian Lochrie
Country:

I have never looked at the stars without thinking about Sir Patrick Moore giving his wonderful explanation of "The Sky at Night"......

From: Jeff Trump
Country: England

Gods speed Patrick. I wrote a letter when i was in Boarding school in the early 1990s to which you replied within a few weeks. it was the highlight of my time in the astronomer's club. Looking up at targets you had mentioned and finding them sat exactly in the place was like they had been marshaled into place by yourself. Then later in the 90's i was lucky enough to come down to an open day at your home and see some of the Telescopes that i had read about and seen on TV whilst watching "The Sky at Night". I hope where you have gone now. you have a better view of your beloved stars and Universe.

From:
Country:

goodnight sir patrick,the brightest star in the universe,,,,looking at the night sky will never be the same, ive always been fasinated by the stars and the magic of the universe,,all thanks to you sir,thank you so much.

From: Howard S Hughes
Country: North Wales, Uk

I have tears in my eyes as I write this and have had so all day since hearing the saddest news I have heard in such a long time. Like so many I became interested in Astronomy thanks to Patrick Moore's Sky at Night and his many books. When I was just a child, I wrote to him asking for advice about buying a telescope, I was delighted when he replied by sending me a hand typed and signed letter, the first of many. He was even prepared to meet me and help me choose a Telescope but unfortunately my Parents could not afford one at the time so it was not to be. I really wish I had met him in person and talked to the great man. I remember fondly the various phone calls I made to him. He was so kind and despite his fame he always took the time to help anyone. Patrick was the most wonderful and loveable Astronomer who ever lived. I went outside just now and looked up into the sky, it was so crystal clear, clearer than it has been for so long. It seemed as though even the universe was putting on an amazing show in memory of an amazing man. As I stood their gazing towards orion, I started crying a little as I thought about Patrick and thought to myself, "I hope you are up there now seeing all this." At that point a bright Meteor flashed across the sky. I would like to think it meant something very special. There could never be another Patrick Moore and the world is a different place today. To Brian May and all Patricks friends, my thoughts are with you at what must be an unbearable sad time and to Patrick, from one Cat lover to another, "Thank you beyond words for all the help and support you gave me and countless others and God Bless you as you gaze into the universe from heaven." R.I.P

From: Kes Green
Country: UK

The Sky at Night will no longer shine as bright without Patrick.
It's the end of an era.
He will be much missed.

From: Dr Norman Keane
Country:

Patrick Moore and James Burke's presentations of the Apollo missions turned me on to science as a boy in the 70's. Together with Car Sagan's Cosmos series, there was only one direction for me and that was to become a scientist.

Thank You

From: Chris
Country: UK

Truly saddened to learn of the passing of Sir Patrick, but it's also heart warming to hear it was peaceful and he was surrounded by his friends and loved ones. I have watched The Sky At Night religiously for 35 years, it feels like I've lost an uncle.

RIP Sir Patrick Moore. Humanity is poorer today for your passing, and equally richer to have had you at all. There's a law in there somewhere. We could call it Patrick's first law. 'Every action has an equal and opposite reaction'. Pssst, don't tell Newton.

From: Kathleen Trahan
Country:

Thank you for all the wonderful talents you shared with us. May the white mare take you home.

From: Carol Boha
Country: South Africa

One of my first Astronomy books: The Southern Stars - Patrick Moore
"I hope the stars will take a grip on you and next time you find yourselves under a starlit sky you will pause to look upward rather than shrug your shoulders and go indoors." Patrick Moore
Ever since reading this book, the Southern stars have taken a grip on me.

From: Alan Relf
Country: UK

RIP SIR PATRICK MOORE

You influenced young minds for decades.

Our Loss is the heavens gain.

From: Andy Birtwistle
Country: United Kingdom

A giant of the cosmos has passed away but our lives are enriched for you being with us for this speck of cosmic time.When I was a young boy you inspired me to look to the sky at night.You took me on journeys to the moon on TV,, as a teenager and later to Mars,Jupiter and beyond. Rest in peace Patrick Moore a new star has appeared in the heavens.Our lives are all richer for yours having been.

From: elizah alegre
Country: Philippines

A great man has now joined another genius in heaven. I love u Sir Patrick. Pls. extend my regards to the world's favorite Freddie.

From: TP
Country:

Here's 2 a gr8 bloke who had a gd life & made an impact on so many lives R.I.P

From: Gerry Coogan
Country: Scotland

Very, very sad to learn of the death of a giant of British broadcasting and the man who did more than anyone else to popularise astronomy in the UK. He is an almost impossible act to follow but I sincerely hope that part of his legacy will be that 'The Sky At Night' continues to educate and inform future generations about astronomical matters.

He was a truly unique and charismatic figure. The epitome of the eccentric Englishman, he nevertheless combined incomparable knowledge of his subject with an infectious enthusiasm and, even more importantly, a priceless ability to communicate complex concepts in an accessible and comprehensible manner.

There must be very few people in the country today whose interest in astronomy (and its related sciences) was NOT triggered by the Patrick Effect.

RIP Patrick Moore.

From: Steve Dyer
Country: Somerset, England

There is nothing to say beyond what others have already said, a man of integrity, special wit and talent, and an inspiration to me and so many others. I would also like to raise a special mention for the BBC. Patrick would probably always have had a special public profile (given all his talents), but the BBC supported him for many decades in what was for many decades an obscure public interest and they deserve to be recognized as co-creators of a profile for Astronomy the likes of which are now being advanced by new younger presenters. His legacy along with the BBC's support will be decades more of popular astronomy and space science education on TV, and for that his contribution is incalculable.
Like most I will find it hard after so much time to think he will not be around to introduce the Sky At Night, but his spirit and legacy will live on I am very sure.

From: David Smith
Country: United Kingdom

Rest in peace Sir Patrick More. I found it hard to understand the universe at secondary school. But when i watchef you on the sky at knight i found myself understanding the universe in a way that i thought wasn't possible. You will be sadly missed but very fondly remembered by generations. I'm suret that your programme the sky at night will continue to teach and inspure generations to come.

From: Karen Hollyhead
Country: England

Sir Patrick. That rare individual, loved by a nation for his knowledge, wit and wisdom. His "Sky At Night" was as much a part of our childhoods as going to school - but with him we probably learned more. His music defined him - eccentric, joyous and harmonious. Sir, you are now at the beginning of a marvelous journey . Enjoy it with a world's love to power your flight.

From: Geoff Notkin
Country: USA

Dear Sir Patrick:

I grew up watching "Sky at Night," and my amateur astronomer father would let me stay up late to watch it, even when I was a little boy.

You helped instill a love of astronomy and science into me that had far reaching consequences. Today, I am an internationally published science writer and the host of an award-winning television series about meteorites that has been seen by millions of people worldwide. I am reasonably sure that I never would have followed the path to a life of adventure in science if you had not helped to fill me with wonder as a child. Thank you for everything.

Wishing you clear skies on the final voyage.

Geoff Notkin
Science writer and host of "Meteorite Men" on Discovery networks

From: warren engel
Country: england

A great man has gone.
Today was a sad day for me and so many others. For 55 years I have watched him on TV,explain his passion to all.
He was a polymath, war hero, a true British eccentric, and a great communicator. I admired him and will miss him.
We are all poorer today.
RIP Sir Patrick

From: James Guilfotd
Country: United States

I knew Sir Patrick only through his writings, and mostly through early his writings. As a young student I found inspiration in the first of his works I acquired, "Amateur Astronomy." Over the years his name and his words were, for me, synonymous with exploration and appreciation of the night sky. And that first edition copy of "Amateur Astronomy"? It occupies a place on my book shelf, still. Thank you, Patrick Moore.

From: Barry Breslin
Country: Uk

Sir Patrick Moore has been an inspiration to me for many many years and more recently my young family opening up the wonders of the universe with the help of the sky at night team my sympathies go out to his family and countless friends especially Chris L, Pete, Paul, Chris N & Brian. My regret is I never told him personally what an amazing service he was doing capturing imaginations and encouraging science. Good night Patrick, love Barry, Myles, Jenson, Brody. X

From: Joan Gladwyn
Country: New Zealand

Growing up in the 60s I was too young to stay up and watch the Sky at Night, but Patrick Moore was a hero to me and I am grateful for his enthusiasm and passion for astronomy. As a physics teachers I know how much of an effect he had on my careers. Thank you, Sir Patrick.

From: sam wong
Country:

Can't believe I won't be able to see you on midnight television again. You will be dearly missed.

From: P. Snow
Country: uk

R.I.P. Sir Patrick Moore,, May god find you and with luck you will find he is as easy to educate as we were.. !! Happy roaming of the universe Sir, you truly lucky man...... (also noted, very few of my friends appreciate 'Brilliance'..)...
'Brilliance' being one who believes not in the 'Church LTD' way of thought...

From: Steve F
Country:

Inspirational and exotic - they don't seem to make them like Patrick now. Also a broadcasting "natural" - yet highly skilled in that, too. In the days when NASA missions were covered live by the BBC, there were frequently times when a satellite link would be lost - but the producer could confidently ask Patrick to "fill" for two minutes. I saw first-hand how he would draw from his bottomless knowledge to provide always interesting and relevant background detail - and then finish his ad lib but totally coherent piece to the second. A truly remarkable individual - greatly missed.

From: Peanut
Country:

RIP Sir Patrick from peanut the Badger.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKjb75yFu58&feature=youtu.be

From: Shelagh Brown
Country: UK

I am very sad that we have lost such a wonderful man who did nothing but good in his time on this earth, and has been said was an inspiration to many, including myself. He was a very kind character, a real gentleman, and I loved him so much. He had a real influence on me and I would loved to have known him in person. We are privileged to have had him around. His kindness and spirit will be eternal. Thank you Patrick you made my life better and I will miss you xx

From: Saul Marks
Country: UK

As an eight-year-old with an unusual interest in astronomy, my parents arranged for me to attend Patrick's only annual teaching engagement, at nearby Burton Manor on the Wirral, in October 1988. I enjoyed three days of lectures & interviewed him for children's newspaper, the Early Times. He was a huge man physically & in terms of personality, and we got on very well.

In August 1989, my dad, a keen amateur photographer, took photos of the lunar eclipse - a special father-&-son experience that we will never forget. In the October, we enrolled again at Burton Manor & my dad showed Patrick his photos. Patrick was so impressed, he showed one on The Sky at Night.

My last visit to Burton Manor was in 1994 when I was 14, on which visit Patrick taught me how to play pool. I developed a strong interest in that too & played a lot during my student days.

Although I had Patrick's home address, I didn't keep in touch. When he was knighted, I meant to write & congratulate him, but life got in the way & I never got round to it.

About 10 days or so ago, I felt the urge to contact him again, to tell him that I often thought of him fondly & that I'm now a father myself. Again, I didn't quite get round to it & now suddenly it's too late.

Sir Patrick was an inspiration to many famous people, but also to those who are not so famous. I am as much in awe of him today as I was as an eight-year-old. May his dear soul rest in peace.

From: Adam Mitulinski
Country:

Sir Patrick was and still will be an inspiration for many. His unique sense of humour & life-long exploration of the cosmos (and love of cats, no less) have made him irreplaceable and astronomical.

Miss him already. RIP.

AM

From: chris harman
Country: hertfordshire

Will be sadly missed, loved watching the sky at night, it will not be same without him. Big loss!

From: Jonathan Steel
Country: USA

You will always be "uncle pat" to me - you seconded my membership to BAA alongside my grandfather when I was twelve. I treasure the letters you wrote to me when I was young, and still have the signed book on comets you sent as a gift. I'm sure that you're somewhere else now, still arguing with my Gandfather, Rubin Austin. You were a great, patient man who was passionate for your profession and I have always tried to live the same way.

Goodbye Uncle Pat...

From: ian Gibb
Country: United Kingdom

Truly a great man and an inspiration to those who looked upwards.

I saw him first when I was seven years old back in 1957 and the last time in Dorking Halls.

The sky at night will certainly be a much brighter place from here on.

Thank you Sir Patrick, it's been a pleasure.

From: Eddie Wood
Country: UK

What a sad loss we all feel....
He was not only a father figure to all his close friends, but to all us fans.He made so easy to grasp and understand all things to do with astronomy.My thank's to Brian May to make this message possible.God bless you Patrick!...Sleep well!....

From: Paul Taylor
Country:

Along with many, he inspired my interest in astronomy growing up and I'm going to miss seeing him every month on The Sky At Night, which he worked on tirelessly right the very end. A national treasure has been lost. RIP :(

From: Pramila Koparkar
Country: India

As a student & teacher,my lifelong intrest in Astronomy & astrophysics started with a tattered copy of Sir Patricks 'Guide to the Moon'. Since then I have read & reread almost all his books & viewed copies of his 'The Sky at Night' programmes.An inspiring personality he infused many of us with his passion for Astronomy.There will never be another Sir Patrick but his love for the stars will keep spreading throughout the world through the rich legacy he has left behind.Rest in peace,Sir Patrick.We will miss you.You belong to the stars now.

From: Vince Barilli
Country: Scotland

We have lost a great person with the intelligence and wisdom to look beyond the mundane. Eccentric? Perhaps, but I wouldnt have it any other way. The sky at night was great, with the younger Patricks enthusiasm shining just like the late Carl Sagan. Even in his red giant phase, you could tell in his eyes that the passion was still there. Another hero takes his place amongst the stars.

From: Robert Edwardson
Country: England, UK

I was lucky enough to meet Patrick on two occasions. The most memorable being at Jodrell Bank where he was doing one of his famous lectures. My Dad and I arrived and decided to have a quick look around the centre as were as early. We turned a corner and there was Patrick, throwing a rubber ball down the 'Black hole' display. I couldn't believe I was standing looking at a living legend - right in front of my eyes. Some children were standing near him and he was telling them about the display - no pretensions - just as if he was a clever uncle. The ball shot out of the display and rolled over to us. My Dad picked it up and took it over to him and said 'Here's your ball Mr Moore' to which I cringed!! Patrick didn't miss a beat and said to the kids 'Now you see - that wouldn't happen in reality!' Everyone laughed and Patrick kept his face straight, but gave my Dad a knowing nod.

I will miss seeing him every month. Like so many have said, he was like a father figure - more-so for me as my Dad passed away a couple of years ago, and he was from that same generation.

I'll also cherish a letter I got from him a few years back. He was such a gentleman, so devoted and so kind.

Thank you Patrick so much for all those wonderful years. I hope Chris Lintott can carry on your flame for the next 55 years.

From: Mark Milbourn
Country: New Zealand

RIP Sir Patrick, like many others my experience watching you on telly was that the sky at night came alive when you explained it. Your gentleness and wit communicated and I well remember your xylophone playing. The world will be somewhat lesser without you. Mark Milbourn

From: John Laidlaw
Country: United Kingdom

Sir Patrick: you were an inspiration to me, as to many others. Your knowledge and enthusiasm were a gift that will not be forgotten, and I cannot thank you enough. You have left a great and good mark on generations. Rest in peace, sir.

From: @NickMoyes
Country: England

I was inspired tonight, by the sad news of Sir Patrick's passing, to go out into my garden and look for things I've never looked for before. I only heard of Moore's Winter Marathon this week when I happened to see his last episode of The Sky At Night. And I've returned, frozen but excited my locating with just a pair of binoculars nebulae, star clusters and even Kemble's Cascade, mentioned on his last programme.

I cherish the autograph I got from him 20 years ago, and will remember the day of his death with both sadness for the loss of a really great scientist, advocate and educationalist, but also for the excitement of one who has seen things in the sky at night for the very first time in his life.

As a kid I remember his coverage of the moon landings, and in his way he has always been there for us - explaining the unexplainable.

Goodnight, Sir Patrick. Cue that music.

From: Paul Clenton
Country:

So much great work to popularise science over the years and such a delightful character, too. Thank you Sir Patrick.

From: Ben O'Sullivan
Country: United Kingdom

Sir Patrick Moore. The word inspiration does not do justice to the level of your influence on astronomy. Worthy of every title ever bestowed upon you and many many more. A legend, never forgotten. Rest In Peace.

From: Jean-Paul
Country: Canada

R.I.P Sir Patrick you were so instrumental in how we looked at the universe

From: Jimmy Keegan
Country: Australia

We have lost a national treasure, a great scientist and a colossus of broadcasting. People like Sir Patrick and David Attenborough set a benchmark by which all others will be measured...and fall short. He goes to the great gig in the sky

Jimmy Keegan

From: Anne Skene
Country: England

As long as I can remember I have watched Sky at Night whenever possible. I also recall the TV performances on the xylophone which really were impressive. Patrick was always entertaining. I wish I had met him but feel that I knew him a little. Not your fault Sir Patrick that I still cannot remember all the constellations but I do enjoy the beauty of the night sky. We all shall miss you. I hope that all these messages will bring some consolation to your family and friends.

From: Robert McTague
Country: New Zealand

Patrick, your an absolutely amazing man, my first book on astronomy was your "Guide to the Moon, my local astronomy club now has it in its library, I have many of your books, you taught me so much, inspired me and made me laugh, and today of course I cried at your passing.

Every month even down here in New Zealand I looked forward to the monthly episode of the Sky at Night, I hadn't missed an episode in the last ten years.

I will miss you so much, rest in peace.

From: Thomas Edmonds
Country: Sussex, England

Thank you Patrick for your dedicated work and for motivating thousands of people including myself to discover the field of astronomy. You have truly been an inspiration to us all. Rest in peace.

From: Brian Bleese
Country: Dorset, UK

He seemed to be a universal constant, the universe will never be the same again.

From: Emma Clarke
Country: Nottingham, England

I have often found that the most thoughtful and intelligent people are 'cat people', so it was no surprise to me to find out that you were a 'cat person'.
A true English institution - you will be sadly missed.
I'm sure that Jeannie was their to greet you along with all your other feline companions that had gone before.
Rest in peace, sir.

From: Melvyn Hughes
Country: UK

RIP Patrick you wonderful, gently eccentric, superbly intelligent man. You lit up the night sky for me, thank you.

From: stephen clarke
Country: England

As one of the first scientists I knew of and respected, Sir Patrick sparked my interest in physics, which lead me to being at university now! An inspiration to so many generations, including those that are still at the humble beginnings of education, even younger than myself, he will never be forgotten and will live on through his work and those he has, and still is inspiring. Rest in peace good sir, you will be sorely missed!

From: Ryan Laird
Country: UK

I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of Sir Patrick Moore whose broadcasts and hospitality we very much enjoyed. Sir Patrick will be sorely missed by astronomers and space scientists in the UK and around the world, many of whose careers were inspired by his extraordinary passion for the wider universe.

The best memorial to Sir Patrick is for each of us who were saddened by his loss and who were inspired by him into astronomy, to continue his work. This is the best memorial to him. For each of us then can inspire people into astronomy and teach it to the best of our ability. This is something I believe he would have wanted.

From: Paul
Country: Uk

A true gent and a great contributor to the human race.
RIP Gamesmaster

From: Douglas Gray
Country: England

A very sad day for science.We have lost a great man,a Great Britain.Rest in peace Sir Patrick.

From: Karl Lancaster
Country: England

R.I.P Patrick, You will b Soarly Lost and Never Forgotten Peace

From: Neil Corner
Country: Canada

Patrick Moore is like Big Ben, Dr Who, The magic roundabout, The Wombles, London Taxis, The pub... He will always live on in all of our hearts as a true British institution. He is part of our DNA and will live on in millions of people's memories.

From: Eddie Thomas
Country: UK

Thank you Patrick for your wonderful Sky At Night programmes. I dipped into them from being a child. You fired in me a love for astronomy and an awe for the universe around us. Goodbye.

From: Luis Ramos
Country: Mexico

Thank you for being an inspiration for many of us. I will cherish my signed BANG copy my entire life. Godspeed Sir Patrick Moore!

From: Tim Allison
Country: England

R.I.P. Sir Patrick you were a wonderful person who inspired me to study astronomy. As an enthusiastic amateur it has given me so much pleasure. My grateful and eternal thanks to you.

From: Andy Barding
Country: UK

When I was a schoolkid, I bought Sir Patrick's book 'Astronomy for O'Level' book... and then I bullied by school into letting me sit the exam. I was the only pupil in the examination hall. Now I'm a 48 year old grown up I'm still very proud of that, and I'm still looking at the sky!

I wrote my own tribute here:

http://louderthanwar.com/remembering-sir-patrick-moore/

Thank you, Sir Patrick!

From: Carl Bond
Country:

I was a little anxious about his health watching the last episode. Relieved he passed away quietly at home. An amazing character, such infectious enthusiasm. Sir Patrick Moore is a true great of broadcasting and teacher of science. RIP and my deepest sympathies to his friends and family

From: Ben Kenobi
Country: UK

Many times yesterday and today I did something or thought of something and I kept thinking of Sir Patrick. When I looked at the news this afternoon to find out he'd passed on I was both shocked and shaken - A perfect example of British eccentricity we may never see the likes of again.

I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but Patrick Moore has been an inspiration to me since I watched my first Sky at Night when I was 15, less than two years ago. He dedicated his life to the stars and planets, now he is among them. The world of Astromony has lost one of its legends

R.I.P. Sir Patrick

From: Susan Davidson
Country:

A unique, eccentric, inspiring individual. A legend

From: Scott Goodman
Country: United Kingdom

Sir Patrick will be sadly missed , so very few true gentlemen in the world and one of the greatest has left us , so many people make a mark but he left footprints

Rest In Peace Sir Patrick

From: Chris Gibson
Country: England

I took the dog for his walk tonight in the middle of nowhere in the pitch dark with a lovely crystal clear sky full of stars. Whilst walking I was naming all the constellations. Thankyou Patrick Moore. R.I.P

From: Anthony Morley
Country: UK

From a small boy to the man that I am I have watched Sir Patrick and his team religiously, every 1st Sunday of the Month. For a man I never knew or will ever know it brings me a great sadness to know that he has passed away.

God speed Sir Patrick. You were a star on the cloudy nights. I'll remember you fondly every time I look up.

R.I.P

From: Delphine Elizabeth Zaroug
Country: England

I am deeply saddened by the loss of such an interesting person, who was entirely dedicated to his work he loved so much. I was a great fan of his program The Sky at Night and thought how frail he had become in recent years but his dedication to his work continued without faltering. The world has lost a one in a trillion star.

From: Yvonne Fenter
Country:

Sir Patrick gave Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital (based just a few miles from his Selsey home) his full support for over 30 years. He was one of our Vice-Presidents, and always willingly gave his help whenever asked. He opened our current Sidlesham hospital building for us, attended and hosted fundraising events, and he even turned up to offer help one weekend when he heard we were inundated with oiled seabirds. He also campaigned tirelessly for the rights of foxes and other wildlife. He was a lovely man, and will be much missed. RIP

From: Memo Akten
Country: UK

What an inspiration, what a legend.

From: Steve Wilson
Country: Uk

What can I say? Like everyone else I will miss Sir Patrick very much. He will be remembered as a great, genuine and special man. As a navigator in WW2 I would imagine you couldn't get anyone better. Later, a person who always gave his all promoting Astronomy to us all. I hope Sky at night will carry on in the same manner as Patrick would like. Thanks Patrick and clear skies.

From: sheena
Country:

I am so very sorry for the loss of such an exciting man, i was never a stargazer as i call them, but i so appreciated the excitment patrick put across and unknowingly he got through to me.I tell tales to my grandcchildren as I look up at the stars with them that i am so very proud to say quite simply he slipped into my mind and especially one of my granddaughters is hooked on the universe just by the little thread of patrick ,me and megan! thankyou again xxx

From: Alan Geeves
Country: England

What a terrible loss.A real hero of my childhood and to the present day.He was always fascinating to watch and listen to.We dont make people like him any more.RIP Patrick and thankyou

From: John Burch
Country: England

Just one of so many. I learned astronomy for many books, mostly Patrick's, in Spain as a young boy. Returning to the UK and finally getting to watch The Sky at Night, I discovered that all my pronunciations of the constellations were completely wrong in every conceivable way.

Thank you for so much and God bless.

From: Adrian
Country: Hampshire, UK

Something around 35 years ago I asked the usual childhood questions about the sky, the moon and the stars. Despite little formal education my parents were wise enough not to fob me off with made-up nonsense - instead my father let me watch the Sky At Night. Not only that one night but every month I would be allowed to stay up as a treat to watch it. For Christmas I got Sir Patrick's book, "Let's look at the sky - The Stars", and learnt that the Sun was a star. There I learned that the Sun was converting 4 million tons of matter into energy every second - a figure that boggled my mind then and which I still marvel at several degrees later. One thing led to another and by age 10 I'd saved my money to buy a little telescope; it was on offer at £29.95 but after 2 years I'd still only managed to save £25 so my gran gave me the last £5 so that I could have it in time for one of the Sky at Nights on the subject of the moon. At 14 I was choosing physics and chemistry for O level and by 18 I had my A levels in the same subjects, along with maths and biology. The late 80's saw a BSc in Astrophysics at (the then) Queen Mary College in London; in that regard not a lot of people know that Sir Patrick gave the lectures on the planets during Dr. (now Prof.) Jim Emerson's course on Astronomical Phenomena and Methods. Still I watched the Sky at Night for sheer enjoyment and interest, and read more of Sir Patrick's books just for the pleasure of their accessibility, accuracy and his enthusiasm. In the 90's a change of career beckoned, and a an MSc. in nuclear physics and engineering took me on a wonderful career that I'm following to this day.

From my persepctive it's no exaggeration to say that Sir Patrick inspired me to study the sciences and engineering, and not only study them but love them as an artist loves his art. Directly he introduced me to the mysteries of the universe, and taught me not to be frightened by the unknown but, rather, to seek the adventure of finding out. Indirectly he set me on a career with a wonderfully fulfilling job that pays well and, through which, I met my wife.

I had the pleasure of meeting Sir Patrick several times, and he was as inspirational in person as he was in print and on camera. I'm deeply saddened to hear of his passing, and can only hope for a clear night tonight so that I can go outside with my childhood telescope and young daughter, peer into the vastness with her, and retell those wonderful facts that Sir Patrick first taught me.

Thank you for all you gave us, Sir Patrick. You were a lovely man, and will be sorely missed.

From: Dennis Pearce
Country: England

Thank you Sir Patrick, you made the world seem a much nicer place. RIP

From: keith lockey
Country: England

The heaven's have acquired another star and the universe is a brighter place.

From: Dave Sworin
Country:

Patrick Moore's books on Uranus and Neptune based on the Voyager missions were a real treat for me to read and I greatly appreciated his objective but interesting style. He never needed the spin of science journalism to be encourage interest in the planets and stars.

From: Michael Greer
Country: England

R.I.P Patrick Moore.Legend

From: paul france
Country: UK

Another icon sadly missed Sir Patrick Moore...

(:-((( at least he got to 89 unlike my beautiful wife cut down at 50...
I was born in 1956 my wife born in 1958...Patrick Started The Sky at Night in 1957...so he's being on air all my Life and all Denette's Life...
Longest running TV show in the World i would Think...? RIP 3rd Star to the Left....

From: Fiona Wherrett
Country:

I never saw an episode of "The Sky at Night" where I didn't learn something. Sir Patrick made astronomy both interesting and easier to understand for amateur astronomers like myself. May he rest in eternal peace, among the stars he taught so many people about.

From: paul c
Country: usa

I was pleasantly surprised when Sir
Patrcik replied to my letter. I have
watched The Sky at Night most of my life. I will miss his presence and his
erudition.

From: Dean
Country:

A new star shines brightly tonight...sleep well old fella, yours is a legacy that will never fade.

From: Mark Robert Harrison
Country:

With a myriad stars in the sky, there is only one person who showed me that there could be more than I thought I could see. That one was Patrick...

From: Irreplacable
Country:

Ever since I heard the news of Sir Patrick's death I have been in shock. This man was the last of his kind. Someone who was an amateur and an authourity. Future presenters will not be capable to match this man's humility, intelligence, thirst for knowledge, and insight. Compare the sleeze, propaganda, mistrust and dishonesty blighting some channels to this man's flawless attitude and it will be obvious we are the losers due to this tragedy.

From: Albert
Country: Colombia

Even in other countries, The Sky at Night was a real inspiration for budding astronomers. I remember looking out the window and really noticing the stars for the first time, thanks to Sir Patrick. He will be sorely missed around the world.

From: Dr Kim Howe
Country: England

Like so many people my lifelong interest in astronomy and subsequently the universe at large began thanks to Patrick. It was he who inspired me when as a young man I decided to devote my life to science. I will miss him greatly. His massive contribution not only to astronomy but also to the production of a wealth of talented disciples cannot be over-estimated.

From: Don Ward
Country: UK

Thank you...

From: Dave H
Country: UK

You're in the stars now Patrick, hopefully finding out the answers to all the unknown questions. Thanks for bringing me into the world of astronomy. Every month for 36 years I have tuned into the Sky at Night, it won’t be the same without you but you can rest knowing that your legacy will continue, living on in us “your students”.

From: Jeff
Country: England

Your expertise, inspiration and enthusiasm will never be far from my thoughts every time I look up at the night sky. RIP Sir Patrick.

From: Jeffrey Quinn
Country: UK

Greatly inspiring man who has been with us for a lifetime. I used to read his novels as well as watching The Sky at Night. Much valued for his ability to make astronomy appeal to everyone. A great individual and a wonderful character. Goodbye, Patrick.

From: Angela Williams
Country:

I remember when all TV was in black and white. I remember the men landing on the moon. I remember Mr Moore being here through all these things. He's been a constant. A great man. From a mature woman in South Wales who you never knew, but will always remember you. Rest peacefully with your god. X

From: Michael Stokes
Country: UK

Patrick those once monthly Sunday nights will never be the same again. You will be missed.

From: Richard Naisbett
Country: England

Sir Patrick Moore: an incredible person. I'll miss him so much.

From: les
Country: England

Rest in peace sir Patrick

From: David S Leyman
Country: Malaysia

Patrick Moore was a great man who inspired several generations to a degree of enthusiasm rarely matched by any other person.

From: Rachel M
Country: n.ireland

From the very first time i seen Sir Patrick on the Sky at Night as a child he inspired me to get my Phd . He was an inspiration to many . The universe just wont be the same without him.

We will all miss him.

From: Greg MacKinnon
Country: Scotland, UK

Goodnight, Sir Patrick. Thank you for being the nation's favourite science teacher for over 50 years, and for igniting my interest in astronomy (as you surely did for so many countless others). I shall continue to enjoy the fruits of your prodigious labours for as long as I live.

Sincere condolences to Sir Patrick's many friends and colleagues who must be feeling very sad just now.

From: David Hurn
Country: UK

I have been watching the sky at night for 44 years and it gave me my interest in astronomy.I hope the bbc will carry on with the show.Goodbye Patrick you will be missed..

From: Frank Tunney
Country: UK

Dear Sir Patrick, of all the scientists I have met (quite a few) you are without doubt one of the most charismatic and generous with a wicked sense of humour and a twinkle in your eyes.

Sadly gone, but never forgotten. Say hello to Freddie for us.

From: Rod Barker
Country: UK

What can one say I feel a little part of me has died today.
They say Physics is where engineering and philosophy meet. You were an evident engineer judging by the garden at Selsey.
As a philosopher your books bear witness and the inate ability to inspite us lesser mortals.
Astronomy is the fundamental manifestation off the physical sciences, you had such a deep and meaningfull understanding of. I doubt we will see your like again. Thankyou Sir
I doubt we will see your like again

From: Bernard Bentham
Country: England

Patrick was my inspiration to begin a lifelong interest in all things to do with astronomy. The planets, moons, stars, constellations, nebulae, galaxies and all things exotic, like quasars, supernova, black holes to name a few.
Farewell Patrick,you will be greatly missed. Sleep well. Your spirit will be up with the stars.

From: Richard Cox
Country: uk

We are all created from the stars. None more so than Sir Patrick Moore. The once pitch black sky now illuminated thanks to his dedication and love of astronomy. Thank you for your contagious enthusiasm and good nature'd sense of humor that has inspired us all to look upward with awe at the beauties and wonders of the universe.

From: John Clarkson
Country: United Kingdom

My inspiration.

From: Derek Bilston
Country: England

There are not many great people I would like to meet. But I would have liked to have met Patrick and had a cup of tea with him in his home in Selsey. Too late for that but not to late to learn from the example he left us all. TOTAL DEDICATION.

From: martin roughley
Country: england

Patrick was a great inspiration, without him I would not have taken up study and made a success of my life. He always cheered me up with his boundless enthusiasm and he will be sadly missed by me and countless others. If he has not made other arrangements I believe his remains should be placed upon the moon or Mars guarded by a monolith aka 2001

From: Malcolm Rawlingson
Country: Canada

I watched every Sky at Night in my younger years eager to learn from a man who could make the complex so amazingly simple to understand. He is the reason I studied nuclear engineering and influenced my life in ways that are immeasurable. A sad loss for the world and for many like me who grew up filled with inspiration about what was out in the Universe by a man who lived there.
Good night my dear Patrick. You will live on in our lives forever.
Malcolm

From: Kevin Petrie
Country: UK

I watched the Sky at Night from the mid-70's onwards and Sir Patrick was an inspiration to me. I did not come from an academic background and his programme and books fostered an interest in the universe and science in general. For someone like me, what was great about his approach was his enthusiasm and accessibility. In the end, I didn't pursue astronomy beyond being an interested amateur. However, I did end up with a career in molecular biology and looking back, I think that he played a role bringing out the scientist lurking inside me!
Sir Patrick was a man who touched so many people during his life and the memorial next March will be a fantastic opportunity for everyone to pay their respects – I hope to be there and I think I will be just one of very many!

From: steve brown
Country: uk

with sadness to hear the passing of such a great man
but as in life you were a star
in heaven & the sky you will shine
r.i.p sir patrick

From: DON BUSOLINI
Country: UNITED KINGDOM

A TRULY GREAT AND LOVELY MAN, GREAT MEMORIES OF HIS INPUT DURING THE MOON LANDINGS, ALSO WATCHING SKY AT NIGHT WITH MY DEARLY DEPARTED DAD, WILL BE MISSED SO MUCH BY MYSELF AND MANY OTHERS GOD BLESS HIM.

From: John Watkinson
Country: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Patrick, You were an inspiration to me as a child, a teenager and an adult. The skies of Manitoba are crisp and clear, and the stars shine brightly tonight.

God speed Patrick

From: Philippe
Country: UK

One of the first science books I ever gave my son when he was a 2 year old was the Atlas of the Universe by Patrick Moore and without realising it at the time it inspired and triggered his first interest in science and now he's doing his masters in chemistry at Imperial College so thank you Patrick

From: Mark
Country:

When you hear "Io, Europa and Ganymede" you cant help but think of, and hear, Patrick Moore.

From: Neville Smith
Country: Uk

I can remember as a boy being aloud to stay up with my father once a month to watch Patrick on The Sky at Night. I can remember thinking what an odd man. Though even as a child he captivated me. I still record "his" program now and show it to my grandchildren. Thank you Patrick for being the leader. Bringing the universe and science into our homes. Just like a supernova , bright, fascinating and a creater of wonder.

From: David Clarke
Country: U.K. (E-Sussex)

Goodbye Patrick and thankyou for making many of our lives richer. I will certainly miss you.

David.

From: Graham W. Shepherd
Country: England

Sir Patrick's humility had an endearing quality that had people adopt him as an institution in astronomy and life in general. Irreplaceable.

From: Byron Farrow
Country: China

A great man I had the privilege of meeting several times. He inspired me greatly, responding personally to a letter I wrote as a young child. A legend, a true legend.

From: Dave Horn
Country: England

RIP Sir Patrick, you introduced me to my life-long interest in astronomy when I was a child, and I will always imagine you looking down from the heavens at me when I watch the stars at night.

From: Jamie Matthews
Country:

Heard on the the 1 O'Clock News that Sir Patrick had died. At a social function a few hours later I mentioned this to a friend who, quick as a flash, replied "A Star Is Born".

From: Stephen Leah
Country:

I was so very sad to hear of the death of Sir Patrick on Sunday. Like so many people, I was really inspired to take up astronomy as an interest through Sir Patrick's broadcasts, books and enthusiasm for the subject. I always tried to ensure I did not miss an edition of the Sky at Night and have been watching it for maybe 30 years or so. It was always so informative, and also enjoyable to watch. Thank you Sir Patrick, for all you did to encourage a passion for astronomy with so many of us.

From: Michelle O'Brien
Country: UK/NZ

Via TV, Patrick, and his program, have been in my life for as long as I remember. Although it took me till retirement to indulge the interest he kindled in me as a child, I would never have had that interest were it not for him. With his passing a light has gone out in the world - but thanks to him many of us can look up in the night, and see plenty of light shining in the darkness. Rest in peace, Patrick.

From: Aaron Collins
Country:

The term legend is banded about far too easily - but it doesn't go far enough in Patrick's case. A genuine legend who touched my life. RIP.

From: jose rafael revenga
Country: venezuela

Where he is at now he doesn´t need a telescope

From: Dr Mark Furze
Country: Canada

You were an inspiration to us all. A love for science rarely matched, awestruck before the beauty of the Universe, humility, enthusiasm, and joy.

From: Stuart Little
Country: Scotland

Sir Patrick. Tonight you join the stars that you loved so dearly... May you walk on the Moon, Jump over Jupiter, Skip past Saturn, and enjoy the rest of the Universe that shared with us all for those many many years... RIP!

From: Mike
Country:

Truly an unflagging entertainer and teacher. An old school gentleman, a charismatic leader, divulger of facts and a searcher of knowledge.
We won't see another like Patrick Moore, the mold broke after he was made.

RIP Sir

From: Alan Hamilton
Country: UK

I filmed with Sir Patrick twice for a documentary pilot about 7 or 8 years ago and have joint copyright with my colleague to some incredible testimony of his meetings with HG Wells,Albert Einstein,Orville Wright of the wright brothers and many more...It was an experience i will never forget,and wont forget drinking gin and tonics with him and talking for a few hours.hopefully one day the footage will be re-visited and commissioned as a fitting tribute to Patrick and those many oter legends he was fortunate to tell us about in such detail about his personal memories of them.He was a true professional and an experience i will never forget.RIP Sir Patrick.

From: Ian Anderson
Country: Scotland

Very sad to hear the news on the passing of Sir Patrick. I was fortunate to attend a couple of his seminars in Fife a few years back and felt privileged to be in his company. I'm sure that he will never be forgotten in our hearts every time we look up at the sky at night. As we give a wink for Neil Armstrong, we will look on in awe as taught by Sir Patrick.

From: Jessrey Mark Solijon
Country:

RIP Sir Patrick Moore. You've played a great role in Letting people be informed in Astrophysics.

From: john brown
Country: hertfordshire

when i look at the nihgt sky i will think of you from time to time bless you sir patrick rip

From: James Millar
Country: UK

A very sad day, you gave so many people the reason to pick up a telescope and look up at the stars with your enthusiasm and knowledge. Now I'll be looking for a new star that will be twinkling brightly in the heavens for evermore.
RIP Sir Patrick

From: Jon Blockwell
Country:

Thank you Sir Patrick for introducing me to our wonderful universe. Your enthusiasm was contageous and for this it's no wonder you've inspired generations to look up at the night sky. Goodnight Sir

From: Colin Steward
Country: UK

So sad we've all lost a brilliant, funny, eccentric, clever and kind gentleman. His inspiration goes on. It's with the greatest respect and fondness that I say farewell, Sir Patrick, and thank you.

From: Alan Gordon
Country: uk

Thank you Patrick for the many years of wonder, I was there for your first sky at night and will sadly miss you.
You inspired me to look up and feel that we are not alone, but just need to understand what we belong to.
enjoy your stargazing.

From: Bob Anderson
Country: Scotland

A truly inspirational man and a very special human being.
Enjoy your final journey of exploration.

From: Chris James
Country:

RIP Sir Patrick

From: Ray Verma
Country: UK

I met Sir Patrick as a contestant on Gamesmaster for Channel 4 when I was 15 yrs old. I was already aware of him from The Sky At Night, but he was incredibly warm, witty and re-assuring. An extremely nice fellow and he became an idol of mine. I truly loved him. The last of the true eccentrics and a true champion of astronomy. A life worth remembering and I truly hope more in his name can be done.

From: Matthew Williams
Country: England

May you rest in peace Patrick. You sparked off an interest in astronomy in so many people, professional and amateur, and taught us so much that your legacy is galaxy-sized!

From: John Richardson
Country: Scotland

Rest in peace, gentle starman

From: Chris Dair
Country: France

The Sky will never be the same again At Night...dear Patrick Moore, wonderful sense of humour, a role model to a generation or more of young people searching for answers...Thank you Sir
....Chris Dair

From: Chelsea page
Country: England

Looking back on 36 years of star gazing, I can remember those late Sunday evenings watching the sky at night and hanging on every word Patrick moore spoke. My inspiration for watching the stars as much as every one else, I thought of Patrick as the Farther of amateur astronomy, just as we think of William Herschel as the Farther of stellar astronomy.
Rest peacefully Patrick, our inspiration.

From: Paul Hughes
Country: England

Legend, that's all.
Rest in peace SIR Patrick.....

From: claudia
Country: italy

Dear Sir Patrick,
I am now reading the tributes from so many people You were an inspiration to... what a legacy You left !
I myself feel very thankful, as I had so many happy hours reading your witty books and listening to your lovely compositions from 'Moore Music' cds... they kept me good company in hard times.
I like to think you are now fully understanding what is still Mystery to us.
A candle is alight here for You... I wonder if you can 'see' it...
With love,
xxx




From: Tammy Lowe
Country: USA

RIP Sir Patrick Moore - your inspiration is the star which will shine on in the hearts of so many.

From: Mel Colquhoun
Country: Aberdeen, UK

Sir Patrick Moore was a truly inspirational gentleman. I had the pleasure of meeting him in Aberdeen some years ago during his lecture tour. He delighted the audience with his infectious enthusiasm for astronomy, his huge wealth of knowledge and, as it was the end of this tour, an absolutely fabulous performance on the xylophone! He took the time to speak to each and every person that waited behind for signed copies of his books. He was a huge presence and a remarkably hard working man. I will forever treasure his books, his words, his knowledge and the mark he left in this world.

From: Vaughan Stone
Country: UK

The star dust we all knew as Patrick Moore has sadly given up its persona. But Patrick is still with us ... his books and legacy of years of BBC broadcasting will continue to inspire. Thank you dear man for the important role you played in my life.

From: Douglas Bogie
Country: UK

Thank you Moon Map Man, you gave something that will last me all my life, something to look up to.

From: D.L. Alderliesten
Country: Netherlands.

With sadness I learned about the passing of Sir Patrick Moore. Whenever I saw it announced in my Dutch TV-guide, I made sure to see his programme "The Sky At Night". He was a wonderful man: Obviously kind, and with a personal and very dignified style. He is greatly missed! Britain can be proud of such a great son. May he rest in peace!

From: David Coulston
Country: New Zealand

I will truly miss Sir Patrick. My deepest condolences to his family on the passing of such a great man.

From: billy connell
Country:

in loving memory of patrick moore you will be missed :-( :-(

From: Ciaran Brown
Country: UK

R.I.P. Sir Patrick. You're now truly among the stars. I hope they're as beautiful as they look from down here on earth. Thanks for everything!

From: Paul Johnson
Country: England

Sir Patrick, I am so genuinely sad to hear of your departure. You have been an inspiration to generations of astronomers and also to me. I have always meant to write you a letter, and I mean a real old-fashioned letter, not an email! But why I never got round to doing this I cannot say. I just wanted to thank you for being such an inspiration in my life. I have watched Sky At Night since I was a boy back in the 80s and what a wonderful journey of discovery it has been since then. I also remember you as the Gamesmaster in the children's programme of the same name. And I think that's why so many people loved you. Because of your sweet eccentricities and how you were never afraid to poke fun at yourself. I remember you once saying how you had had the great fortune to meet Albert Einstein and that fascinated me so much that that memory has stayed with me forever. You have always encouraged new astronomers to pick up a telescope, binoculars or even a good old fashioned pair of naked eyes and look towards the skies at night. Your passion, interest and wonder was always so apparent and contagious and I hope it lives on forever in those you have inspired. I have finally bought my first telescope and was looking forward to next month's Sky At Night for your tips on how to make the best use of it. I don't know where you are now but I like to think you have a good view of the moon which you so passionately love. Rest in peace, Sir Patrick, may you be fondly remembered forever.

From: Paul Henry
Country: England

Rest In Peace, Sir Patrick. What a wonderful example of a real English gentleman he was.
Few have led lives as true and authentic as he did. He stood on his own two feet and followed his heart every step of the way. There will never be another like him. I salute him.

From: Clive Jones
Country: UK

As soon as I'd learned to read for myself, Patrick's books were some of the very first that I read, re-read and cherished. Thirty-five years later, I still have them! His style was gloriously lucid and engaging and I loved it: he single-handedly kindled my interest in astronomy. He even came really close to choosing my future career for me, but like so many others I got snared by computer science in the eighties.

Throughout my entire life, Patrick has been there, always cropping up when least expected, always entertaining, always interesting, always a gloriously authentic British eccentric. He exemplified the virtues of having television presented by experts who could present, rather than presenters who aspired to expertise.

As well, of course, as playing the xylophone. And appearing in The Book of Heroic Failures for his forays into the world of cricket. He was literally inimitable, and I'm missing him already.

From: Craig
Country: Scotland

A great man has passed on. I will miss his presence each month in my living room where he told me of the universe I live in.

He has made a massive contribution to the UK and indeed the world. Rest well my Friend.

From: Lilian Hobbs
Country:

Patrick was always there to help us local astronomical societies. He would come and give talks, if his car didn't break down and I remember a wonderful evening at his house in Selsey when we looked thru the large telescope. As a thank you gift we gave him some cricket videos and he was delighted with them. He will be sadly missed.

From: Claire
Country:

I shall keep this simple - thank you for being an inspiration and a true pioneer for astronomy. Rest in peace x

From: Gowan
Country: England

I can not remember a time when Sir Patrick wasnt on the TV teaching me about astronomy. Watching the Sky At Night for the latest information, being educated, listening to great interviews with the top people in their field of work, to music and some very funny quips. Sitting down to watch The Sky At Night was like pulling up a chair to have a chat with my favourite uncle, warm, kind and patient. Sir Patrick will be truly missed.
RIP Sir Patrick.

From: jurgen bilcke
Country: Belgium

R.I.P. dear Patrick

From: ROBERT CARR
Country: Stoke-On-Trent

he will be mist hear in Stoke-On-Trent

From: Jacqui Hanna-Jones
Country: England

Farewell to an inspirational and gifted person. I will remember this great man every time I look up to the sky at night x

From: Mary Pitt
Country: England

Rest in peace in the cosmos, Sir Patrick. You will never be forgotten.

From: John
Country: England

I was privileged to work with Patrick (before he was knighted) on a documentary about the weather in the late 1980's. We filmed at his house and he was truly superb to work with. He had a photographic memory and could learn and repeat a page of script word perfectly, including any corrections, over and over for all the camera angles the scene required and then, amazingly, wipe it from his memory and move on. When we needed to retake a piece the following day he simply relearned the script! He made many suggestions and used his own possessions to make our story better. As you would expect he knew everything that I, as cameraman, needed.

He was kindness itself - he took us to lunch at his local on day one in his battered old car; he fed the whole crew at his dinner table (crab as I recall) on day two and made us all more than welcome. He then helped get outside several rounds of drinks before signing and giving us copies of his book "Armchair Astronomy".

On our second visit he gave me a second book, 'Astronomy with Binoculars' I think it was, for a 10 year old relative. He would not take a payment for it.

He entertained us on his piano and xylophone after shooting was over, such was his generosity with his time. We saw his archive, his moon rock, his 'Gotcha' and much much more.

It was one of the best filming experiences I've had and his contribution is something i will never forget.

Now he has made the ultimate 'Right Turn' (he would understand), may he rest in peace.

From: James
Country: England

Quite simply, an astronomical legend, rest in peace patrick!

From: Alice-Amanda Kay
Country: Scotland

As a youngster of 7 years old in the 60’s I began watching the Sky At Night, and got hooked on all things space related due to the larger than life character that was Patrick Moore. I had the privilege of meeting the great man himself at his On Mars book signing in Glasgow, and he was kind enough to let my brother take a picture of him, and me, which I have in a frame. Patrick always had time for people, and was delighted when ever I telephoned to either wish him happy birthday, or to ask him about some astronomy related query. Goodnight, and sleep well among the stars that you so loved. RIP x

From: paulmac
Country: UK

Thankyou for a lifetime of inspiration and enthusiasm. Like so many other people I will always remember him as a fantastic teacher. He even responded to my letter 30 years ago. A legend. I hope that the Astronomical world do him proud, name something big and bright after him. RIP.

From: Hazel Webb
Country: England

Rest in peace, Sir Patrick, I hope you are getting the chance to bounce around on your beloved Moon with your friend Neil Armstrong.
I have today renamed my 10" Lightbridge 'Patrick' in his honour.

From: Neil Pitt
Country:

Very sad to hear of Patrick Moore passing away. What a truly great person he was.
So talented in the many things he did.
An inspiration to so many over such a long period of time.
RIP sir, the world was blessed by your life.

From: Martin McAnaney
Country: Ireland

A legand and an inspiration to my generation. Thank you for the Sky at Night

From: joe langan
Country: england

Didn't watch sky at night much but when i did sir patrick always made stargazing infomative and entertaining. Made me take notice of the stars and their beauty a gift i shall always have. R.I.P and thank you

From: Quentin Howard
Country: UK

Sir Patrick telephoned our son Alex when he was just 10 years old because he was a promising young astronomer, and he continued to watch over Alex helping him get a placement at the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory, inviting him to lunch at his home in Selsey, writing letters and providing inspiration. Alex is now at university studying astro-physics. A wonderfully encouraging, genuine man.

To borrow from Neil Armstrong's family obituary: "Next time you see the stars twinkling down at you like a million shining monocles, think of Sir Patrick Moore, and give him a wink, too."

From: Fraser
Country: Scotland

RIP Sir Patrick, thanks for one last reason to look to the heavens.

From: Alex Carlton
Country: UK

RIP Sir Patrick Just saw Orion peeping thru high cloud i probably know that name and a that of a few more other constellations by repeatedly being educated by Sky at Night i really hoped you would live long enough to get an email from Mars.

From: Keith Robertson
Country: Wales

When I was very young I wrote to the great man asking for some simple advice on telescopes, weeks passed with no reply. After about a month a hand-written letter appeard in the post, he apologised for the long delay, he'd been away filming volcanoes for the BBC, and answered my question in full. What a gentleman, a sad loss to the scientific community.

From: Drew Traylor
Country: UK

Sleep well Patrick. You have been such a large and important part of our lives for so many years and we shall miss you so much. May the stars you watch now be the rising stars you inspired so much in life. We'll miss you sir.

From: Derek Abbott
Country: UK,

I was going to say, you were a national treasure, but now I think you are a wonder of the universe.
Good night and God bless.
Derek, (LAS).

From: Wendy Noble
Country: UK

RIP Sir Patrick Moore.

From: Wendy Smith
Country: England

RIP you changed what I and many people saw when they looked up into the sky & changed my life :)

From: Alex Stinton
Country:

great man, a big shame to now be without such an inspiration to so many.

From: Richard Skelton
Country: UK

RIP Sir Patrick - an inspiration to so many. What a great legacy to have inspired not only countless numbers of enthusiasts but some of today's leading astrophysicists and scientists. I'll take an extra close look at the heavens tonight.

From: Keith Coles
Country: England

A truly dedicated and lovely man, God bless.

From: Rosalina
Country: Slovakia

RIP Dear Patrick, you will be missed...on the earth, but today the most beautiful start it's shining across the universe, even if I never had the chance to know you...I must thank you for all the beautiful things you gave us: Astronomical contribution, your love for the animals, and your kind and lovely feelings with all your friends and pals... I'm so glad to hear that you've passed away peacefully and near your beloved ones...that's beautiful and you deserved it...Good night shining star---xxxx

From: simon baker
Country: worthing west sussex

You were inspiring Sir Patrick like many others you fueled my intrest in the stars at night...se will miss you

From: Louise Robbins
Country: UK

I was lucky enough to meet sir patrick moore twice, 25 years apart. Both times he was charming, helpful and inspirational. He will certainly be missed. RIP.

From: Gary Leece
Country: North East England

Given The Boys' Book of Astronomy in 1958 - read it umpteen times from age six to thirteen.I can remember parts verbatim e.g. a small optical telescope may be bettered by a good pair of binochulars.
He gave me a lifelong interest in astronomy.
R.I.P.

From: Stu
Country:

Astronomer, writer, TV presenter, musician, games master, legend! You will be missed. Time to look at the heavens.

From: Jason Mitchell
Country: UK

If it wasn't for you I would never have been able to spend some time with the Andromeda Galaxy tonight, I wouldn't have even thought it was possible to see something so wonderful. Rest in peace.

From: Dave Gospel
Country:

Sir Patrick was an absolute legend and inspired generations to look up and dream. It would be a fitting tribute to name a future space mission in his honour.

From: Gregsong
Country: Australia

A great man who introduced so many to astronomy, will be remembered fondly forever.

From: Peter Wilson
Country: North East England

Sir Patrick Moore will be greatly missed by the world. You are the skyatnight all the stars the moon and the sun. I started watching you on the sky at night when I was eight waiting up very late the only thing I could watch after bed time. You taught me that nothing was impossible to see if you looked hard enough at night.

Thank you for your life. Thank you for your teaching. Thank you for your inspiration.

From: Wayne Brooks
Country: Wales,UK

RIP Patrick, you have been a constant joy to watch and you inspired myself, my wife and even my 7 year old daughter to look at the stars, in fact Santa is giving my daughter her very first telescope this Xmas! God speed...

From: Chris Denmead
Country:

Woke up this morning and the first thing I did was watch The Sky At Night on iplayer. A few hours later I put the news on... Sir Patrick, you were an absolute inspiration to me, you made me see things I thought I never would (and give me the confidence to take over the schools Astronomy club from my science teacher!) And I had the great honour of meeting you when you signed a book for me all the way back in '96 at an astronomy fare where I also bought my first telescope. I still have the book. Good night sir

From: Brian Crankshaw
Country: England

Patric frequently expressed the wish that he could himself go into space although he knew he never would. I think the greatest tribute would be for him to be cremated and his ashes placed on board the next deep space probe.That way,he would be with his beloved stars forever.

From: Ged Sweeney
Country: Australia

RIP an inspiration across generations. Long may your legacy survive

From: Dean Flavell
Country: England

God bless you Sir Patrick you inspired generations of us to look up at the stars. You were a true gentleman and legend

From: Shane Timony
Country: Ireland

A Legend - earth will be less withouth you but the universe greater - an inspiration to all

From: Jill
Country:

Rest in Peace Patrick. You will always be a legend.

From: CAROLE BALL
Country: U.K.

Wth the help of your sky at night programe I managed to see Halley,s Comet with my 7x50 binoculars on 12th November 1985 in the region below the Pleiades.R.I.P Patrick

From: Bobby Turner
Country: England

A true great Astronomer and Englishman. Two years ago I read your book Bang that you did with Brian May and Chris Lintott and that started off my interest in Astronomy and physics in general. I first watch sky at night on your 700th eposode last year and last watched every one since, learned a lot and introduced me to other great works.
You have improved my life and given me a life long passion and education.I hope Chris Lintott, North and Pete Lawence and others can keep your good work and spirit alive.

From: Ian Haig
Country:

Sir Patrick inspired generations to marvel at the wonders of the universe. His enthusiasm was infectious, he will be missed.

From: Julian Parks
Country: United States

Thank you for your enthusiasm and your work over the years. I enjoyed your The Sky at Night, commentary, articles, and books over the years.

From: Christopher Gill
Country: England

What a fabulous man Sir Patrick was. I met him once when he came to Tamworth, and he signed his book for me. A truly inspirational man who made me excited about the night sky. They dont make them like him anymore, thats for sure. RIP Sir, you shall be missed. Thank you.

From: christine parry
Country: england

i will miss you telling us what to look for in the heavens above us .Thank you for teaching me so much over the years .Rest in peace.

From: Peter Bell
Country: United Kingdom

RIP Patrick; I wrote to you when I was 10 and you replied. I have interested in Astronomy and the Universe ever since.

Peter Bell

From: Neil B.M. Stephenson
Country: England

He was an inspiration to me and countless others over a fair few generations.
Missing him already.

R.I.P. Sir Patrick, the world is a lot less colourful place now that you've gone.

From: Richard Capstack
Country: UK

Very few leave this life having inspired so many. Those astronomers who follow in his footsteps will be his legacy.

From: Peter Wiles
Country: UK

Took my son to see Sir Patrick at a lecture some years ago. We queued up after for an autograph and photo. He took our address and later posted some astronomy books to my son. Lovely man. Thankyou Sir Patrick, god bless.

From: Regie Rigby
Country: England

Sir Patrick, you have been a teacher and an inspiration. Without your example I might never have pointed a telescope at the night sky. The world is better for having had you in it, and poorer for your passing.

I watched you tiptoe through the tulips with Dr Magnus Pyke, play the xylophone with Evelyne Glennie, and explain the cosmos with an infectious enthusiasm.

Rest well. You've earned it. We'll keep watching the skies for you...

From: Suzannah
Country: England

When I first saw The Sky at Night I was14 years old and I am now 53 years old . My husband and my self would like to send our deepest sorry to your family and friends and to all of your fans, who enjoyed listing and watching Sky at Night. RIP IN PEACE YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN.. TO BRIAN MAY WHO IS A LONG TIME FRIEND TO YOU WE BOTH SEND OUR DEEPST SORRY TO HIM WHO HAS LOSTED A DEAR FRIEND

From: Ashok Jingar
Country: England

I wrote to Sir Patrick a couple of years ago, asking about his telescopes and observatory (not expecting a reply). To my surprise he wrote back and even gave an open invite to drop in and see them if I was in the area. Not many celebs these days do that. He even gave me his phone number if I had any further queries. So I rang him - again, not expecting Sir Patrick to answer. But it was himself and he was very humble, genuine and down to Earth. Hope you are now free to roam the Universe and see it's beauty and are reunited with the one you love but lost so early. RIP Sir Patrick Moore! You will be missed dearly...

From: Richard Osborne
Country: United Kingdom

R.I.P Sir Patrick Moore you was a truly inspirational person to many of people, you made me have a better look to the stars, planets and universe due to your inspiration to me and have a better understanding of them.

From: Paul cox
Country: Norfolk, England

It is rare indeed for a man of science to cross over into popular entertainment and become a part of so many people's lives. Sir Patrick shared his knowledge and passion with generations of all ages and we have all learned something about our amazing Universe from him. A life dedicated to igniting the flame of curiosity in us all, who knows where his legacy will take us. It is for us all to take the baton and run with it, on the shoulders of another giant we now stand

From: RODRIGO
Country: COLOMBIA

LONG LIVE SIR PATRCIK MOORE.
A STAR SHOULD HAVE YOUR NAME.
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From: RODRIGO
Country: COLOMBIA

LONG LIVE SIR PATRCIK MOORE.
A STAR SHOULD HAVE YOUR NAME.
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From: Paul cox
Country: Norfolk, England

It is rare indeed for a man of science to cross over into popular entertainment and become a part of so many people's lives. Sir Patrick shared his knowledge and passion with generations of all ages and we have all learned something about our amazing Universe from him. A life dedicated to igniting the flame of curiosity in us all, who knows where his legacy will take us. It is for us all to take the baton and run with it, on the shoulders of another giant we now stand

From: RODRIGO
Country: COLOMBIA

LONG LIVE SIR PATRCIK MOORE.
A STAR SHOULD HAVE YOUR NAME.
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From: Terry Grass
Country: uk

You will always be the brightest star in the sky at night for me.god bless.

From: Barney Holmes
Country: UK

In the 80's when I was in my early teenage years I was invited to look through Sir Patrick's telescope (my Father played cricket with him). It was cloudy and we could not see much, but I've been looking through other people's telescopes ever since via the various space probes (MGS, Mars Express). I realise now how much he influenced me.

From: Harry Dolman
Country: U.K

Sad news the stars will shine a little brighter with him among them.

From: Deborah Pearson
Country: UK

Thank you for the inspiration to look up at the Sky at Night, for the all memories, and for bringing the joys of science and astrophysics to all of us. A truly remarkable man. R.I.P Sir Patrick Moore, we will all miss you.

From: Adam Armstrong
Country:

Sir Patrick. You opened the heavens to we mortals and inspired generations of stargazers. We are your legacy, the stars your memorial. May the view you now hold be as thrilling as the one you championed. Thank you.

From: Mark
Country: Scotland

Sir Patrick was a highly opinionated man who was undoubtedly at the top of his class because his opinion always mattered to those who would listen.
However his dedication to popularising the science of astronomy was of benefit to the common man, akin to the likes of great men before him ; Carl Sagan for example.
A sad day for all who admired him but a time for reflecting on the decades of joy and inspiration he gave to thousands, if not millions.

From: Natasha Brewer
Country: England

I will always remember sitting down to watch the Night Sky with my father in the evenings and being truly fascinated by how much more there is out there. It is a great shame to lose such an amazing person, and he will be truly missed.

From: sean worsley
Country: UK

I remember always watching Sir Patrick on the Sky at Night. it was Patrick who introduced me to astronomy, which I love.
RIP Sir Patrick, our sky is a little duller without your star shining on us.

From: Andy L
Country: UK W-Sussex

Grew up watching Sir Patrick on the sky at night - another true legend that will be sadly missed.
Another shinning star looking down at us all! R.I.P

From: wyn
Country: UK

So sorry to hear about Sir Patrick's death:an inspirational man who will be very much missed

From: Terry Pyle
Country:

From my childhood to my fifties you have inspired, enlightened and entertained me. I don't really have any words, only gratitude. Well, perhaps one word - nonesuch.

From: Kevin Buckley
Country: UK

Patrick Moore has been an inspiration for over 50 years. His SF books for children are among the first books I can remember reading. His appearances on Sky at night were unforgettable.

From: Kevin Gilman
Country: UK

I had the privilege of hearing him speak in Cambridge in the late sixties - he used his commanding voice to grab the attention of everyone in the lecture theatre. He pursued his topic with huge vigour and filled more than one generation with enthusiasm for astronomy. We shall miss him!

From: Shari
Country: UK

I have been saddened by the news of the sad demise of Sir Patrick Moore today. A true legend and a gentleman. The world will be a poorer place for the loss, but he leaves behind a legacy of all he learned and taught the nation.
I will miss his passion and hope he now rests peacefully amongst the stars.
God bless.

From: greg tees
Country: scotland

R.i.p sir patrick moore. You will be sadly sadly missed. I cant thank you enough for educating and getting me interested in the stars. It's a shame that there seems to be no one to take your place. In this age of faceless celebrities and inward looking nonentities you were one in a million and i will greatly miss you on the sky at night,Maybe hopefully you will have found the aswer to so many of your questions, You were a great man. Peace be with you.

From: Deni
Country: Uk

You've always been there just like the night sky...hope you're loving it among the stars! X

From: Chris Hawkridge
Country: UK

Sir Patrick Moore, the man who inspired several generations and brought astronomy to the people. You will be greatly missed.

From: Ian Townend
Country: England

I saw my first 'Sky at Night' broadcast in November 1958. I was five years old. My father took me outside to look at Betelgeuse. The fascination has lasted a lifetime.

Thank you Patrick, for inspiring so many of us. You will be greatly missed.

From: John Aldhouse
Country: United Kingdom

I was saddened to hear of Sir Patrick's loss today, but I also realise what a tremendous life it was that he led. To influence so many not only to study the cosmos, but to pursue a passion so thoroughly, made him truly great.

He is one of my personal heroes, and long may his legacy continue.

From: Jane Potter
Country:

A great man, who will be missed. He is one of the last century's great scientists.

From: colin lowes
Country: United Kingdom

I remember the fights I had with my Parents in 1957 about bedtimes, and I missed the first two years of T.S.A.N. before being alowed to stay up to watch. I was as so many others enthralled. I'm told Sue Perkins tweeted that Sir Patrick taught her to look up Tonight, many many more of us echo her sentiment. R.I.P. Master!

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From: David Wands
Country: Scotland

Sad news indeed. Managed to talk to him at the 'Tomorrows World - Inventor of the Year Awards' in 2002. An interesting, very knowledgable, inspiring Gentleman. To infinity and beyond Patrick, the stars are waiting for you.

From: Marie
Country: Ireland

Rest in peace, I hope you're among the stars and thank you for all the inspirational work

From: Keith Brown
Country: UK

A fine example of a Great British Amateur enthusiast who did more to inspire young people than a thousand text books. The end of an era. Goodnight.

From: L Friend
Country:

Remembering The Sky At Night and Gamesmaster. One in a million. Rest in peace Patrick.

From: Katherine Noble
Country:

Sir Patrick and The Sky At Night went hand in hand. I remember thinking last year that Sir Patrick had become as familiar and eternal as the stars he pointed us to. And now he is off to explore the Ether. God Bless.

From: A J Machin
Country: UK

A very knowledgeable gentleman who founded an amazing programme in The Sky At Night - really made me a fan of all space related stuff.
There is another star in the firmament tonight.
Good night sweet Sir Patrick.

From: Dave Forward
Country: UK

Lots of words will be used to describe Patricks life and influence...inspirational, controversial, zany and many many more..For sure teh word commited cannot be overlooked, nor indeed educational - A life which nrought us light and insight into the musterys of the universe - A man with tremendouse humour intelligence and compassion...I shall miss you...Yje world doesnt have enough Patricks and a star in life, his influence will live on as a bright light of hope to understanding this wonderful world and the universe which we live.

From: Hannah
Country:

True inspiration, he's up there now with the bright stars, shine on Sir Patrick.

From: John Nicholls
Country: UK

Thank you Patrick for being National treasure who inspired so many.

From: Lettie
Country:

An inspiration, leading light and supporter of the amateur in astronomy. A true enthusiast and a loss to science.

From: cadapechy
Country:

It was nice to have met you in person in the early 80s R.I.P Sir Patrick

From: Maxine Crallan
Country:

My childhood hero. Inspired me to journey to the stars

From: Robert Kitching
Country: England

R.I.P. Sir Patrick Moore you was an inspiration to many and opened our eyes to wonders like nothing else, a giant amongst men who can never be replaced you will be sadly missed. The universe sheds a tear this day

From: Dave
Country: Wales

We have lost a legend. the brightest star in our universe has just gone out.

From: John Gowers
Country: UK

Watched Sir Patrick's last Sky at Night broadcast just yesterday. A true gentleman (in every sense of the word) - who will be sadly missed.

From: Andrea @ Bolton
Country:

A genius and gentleman. A star in his own right. A very sad day indeed.

From: Erica
Country: France

A lovely kind man, I once made him a cup of coffee in the Physics Dept of the University of Birmingham. Patrick and my dad joined the BAA on the same day.

From: Pip
Country: UK

I am unbelievably sad... Goodnight, Sir Patrick...

From: Nic Attwood
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A brilliant man and a hero of mine and my fathers. He opened my eyes to so much about this universe and I will always be grateful for that. He rode past me on a rusty old bike in Selsey once, it was a great moment. RIP Sir Patrick.

From: Angela Corke
Country: UK

I first met Sir Patrick after a lecture he gave at Keele University in the early 90's. I remember saying then, that felt I owed him a debt I could never repay.
At the age of five, I had been branded as 'backward' as regards reading ability. That was until I read his novel "Voyage to Mars" from cover to cover. He awakened in me an interest in things scientific. And a willingness not to accept the ordinary answer. I visited him at his home in Selsey only the once. A very pleasant afternoon with someone I felt I'd known all my life.
A true gentleman.

From: Alienbreed
Country:

The sky has one more bright star tonight...bon voyage Patrick.

From: James McManus
Country: Scotland

Patrick has been an inspiration to so many and has encouraged us to look beyond this world at the wonders around us, he is irreplaceable and will be sadly missed, thank you for that.

From: Sandra Crisp
Country:

Will be greatly missed, a true gentleman.
From a Cheshire Stargazer

From: Andrea Brindley
Country: britain

brilliant man ..god speed the universe is now your playground....fly amongst the stars and be free x

From: Paul L Money
Country: UK

Like fellow astronomers across the UK and indeed worldwide, it was with great sadness I heard about the passing of Sir Patrick Moore.
The UK has lost an icon of both the TV's Sky at Night and Astronomy and Space. Sir Patrick inspired many thousands, indeed possibly even millions in the UK and abroad to look up and enjoy the splendours of the night including myself. I met him when he opened the Lincoln Observatory back in 1982 and have been lucky enough to give talks along side Patrick during the 80's and 90's when he was well enough to still travel frequently around the country speaking at astronomy conventions. Patrick also gave me some sound advice on my presentation skills at our first convention together - advice that has served me well ever since. Many professional astronomers owe their careers and many amateur astronomers owe their deep fascination with the universe to Patrick's inspirational and record breaking TV programme 'The Sky At Night' and his incredible output of around 70 books. He will be sorely missed but his legacy will live on as many of us try to carry on the good work that Patrick began.

From: Rachel C
Country:

Such sad news. Some of my earliest memories are of watching The Sky at Night with my mum and my love of astronomy is due to Patrick. Rest now.

From: Ron McCullagh
Country: insightrmc@aol.com

Patrick Moore RIP

I met Patrick when I was 6 in Armagh, Northern Ireland. He arrived in my hometown to become Armagh Planetarium's first director and he became very good friends with my father and mother.

For a child to have had the opportunity to get to know this extraordinary man was a great gift. Like so many others who knew him, either in person or through his monthly appearances on the Sky at Night, I too was inspired. He took me to BBC Television Centre when I was 9 and from then on I knew I wanted to work as a broadcast journalist. Later, he agreed to be my first interviewee and when I eventually joined the BBC, he remained always there with advice and that great sense of humour.

Perhaps the greatest night of my career was in 2000 when I was surprised to meet Patrick at the BAFTA awards in London. He was there to receive a lifetime achievement award and I was nominated for a news and current affairs award. I won the BAFTA that night and what made it very special was Patrick was there in the audience.

You were a real star Patrick. May you shine forever.

From: Stephen Faulder
Country: UK

A true icon and inspiration to millions. Sir Patrick was the interface between Humanity and the Universe. Thank you, Patrick, for your encouragement and the wonderful conversations, for which I (and so many others like me) feel so privileged. We love you and will miss you. God bless you and also Lorna and your mother, with whom I trust you are now so joyfully reunited.

From: Jann Tarrant
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You are a star in your own right, who will shine brightly in the heavens. Thank you Sir Patrick for your wisdom, knowledge and generosity of spirit. You will be missed.

From: Sarah Chalcraft
Country: UK

Rest in peace Sir Patrick. You inspired me to take up a subject I had real difficulties with (maths). I struggled on with the subject in order to embark on a journey of discovering this remarkable universe we are all part of. Your knowledge and enthusiasm for astronomy was a joy. Sky At Night was always a program that spoke to the lay person but didnt talk down to them. You will be sadly missed.

From: Jann Tarrant
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You are a star in your own right, who will shine brightly in the heavens. Thank you Sir Patrick for your wisdom, knowledge and generosity of spirit. You will be missed.

From: Jef Hutchby
Country: Wiltshire, UK

Thank you so much for the inspiration and wonder you instilled as i grew up. The night sky is so wondrous ... but made more so by all I learned from you and your programme over forty years. Shine on Sir.

From: Bruce Wearing
Country: Australia

Greatly saddened at the passing of Sir Patrick. Have learned and enjoyed so much of Astronomy from The Sky at night and your books. Will be sorely missed.

From: David J Cook
Country: England

Thank you for all you have done.

From: Rowan
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What words could be a fitting tribute to such a great man. Obviously he inspired a generation to wonder about the depths of the universe but was also a fantastically witty and eccentric character. He would of been the most entertaining guest at any dinner party!

From: Mark O'Neill
Country: South of Ireland

I watched the Sky at Night as a ten year old some twenty four years ago and that Christmas was the proud owner of a Tasco telescope complete with Rand McNally map of the moon. My current telescope is a Celestron Omni XLT 150 and my love of Astronomy has never waned thanks to Sir Patrick and BBC2.

A very sad day, but what an amazing life you led. Sadly missed by all amateur astronomers in Ireland.

From: Craig Stobo
Country: Scotland

RIP, Patrick.

A truly great astronomer and a fine gentleman to boot, with a huge heart and endless generosity of spirit.

It was a privilege to have met you on several occasions and to have chatted with you in your study at Farthings.

I've attached my favourite photo of you, glass in hand, in great form & wearing headgear conferring life membership of HBAS (Haggis Boys Astronomical Society), our gift on your 86th birthday.

A glorious afternoon and one I shall treasure forever.

I am greatly saddened by your passing, but grateful that you lived.

Rest easy among the stars, sir.

From: Sharon Farr
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A great mind and a credit to this universie a great loss. My thoughts are with his family so close to christmas. He is with the Stars now free to go where he so many times discribed with so much joy.

From: steven cliney-wright
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Thank you for an infinite inspirational interest in the beauty that is everything. Miss you forever.

From: Viv Wilkinson
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Sir Patrick Moore, one of the real legends of British TV. RIP great man xxx

From: Patric Parker
Country: UK

My father flew with Sir Patrick during the war and although it was not an experience that was spoken about greatly in our household there were frequent mentions of Sir Patrick who I had the pleasure of meeting. The Sky at Night was essential viewing in our house. will retain fond memories of those programmes and our meeting.

From: Norman Taylor
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As we expand the boundaries of our astronomical knowledge there remain many unknowns in the universe. Foremost of those things we shall probably never understand is energy source which powered the remarkable Sir Patrick Moore.

Since the days in my early teens when I first became aware of him, through a degree course in Physics and Astronomy and for all of my life since then, Patrick has been an ever present voice of bubbling, infectious and idiosyncratic astronomical enthusiasm; and now that voice has fallen silent. We can never replace him. To merely say thank you seems so inadequate and yet, what else can one say.

With sincere fondness and gratitude, thank you so very much. I hope and pray that wherever you are the mysteries of the universe are now much clearer to you.

From: Gareth H
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While he may have had his controversial side, I hope that he is remembered across the world for his real achievements - that of getting millions of people interested in science, and astronomy in particular. Me included.

While death is always sad, 89 years is a good innings, and he made good use of his time. Let's not mourn his loss, but celebrate his life.

The best tribute anyone can give to the man is to just go outside on a clear night, look up and appreciate what you see.

From: David Hoare
Country: England

A sad loss, I had the pleasure of meeting him once. The Sky at Night now has a new star in it.

From: toni roche-simmons
Country: england

your bubbly personality and addictive enthusiasm will never be seen again. you brightened up my childhood with your "sky at night" programmes and then it was my time for bed. thank you for sharing the sky at night with us for over half a century. you are now among the stars that you know so well and you are the brightest star in the sky. thank you for being you.

From: Jenny Harrod
Country: UK

RIP Sir Patrick, reunited with Neil Armstrong who died earlier this year. Two stars now shining brightly in the vastness of Space and a huge Patrick shaped hole left here on earth and in the hearts of your family and those who loved and respected you. God Bless you xxx

From: Nathan Campbell
Country: Great Britain

a gentleman and a schollar i wish i had the pleasure a big loss to us all Rest in peace Sir!
Since my boy visited the space museum and saw space from your prespective he has taken a real intrest so thankyou and god bless!

From: juliapardoe@gmail.com
Country: juliapardoe@gmail.com

I prayed for him in church today what a great man i always wont forget him but wish it on a star and galaxy from me

From: Christine Wisher
Country: UK

So sorry to hear of the passing of such a great man. Hope someone is looking after Ptolomy for Patrick - let me know if he needs a good new home.

From: Chiara T
Country: Italy

Now the sky has another brighter star; thank you for everything Sir Patrick Moore. This stars will bright also in our hearts for ever!

C
xxx

From: joanna farrell
Country: england

a wonderful man with a wonderful mind,i will miss his energy for life and the passion he put into everything he did,R.I.P and all my thoughts and prayers to hid family and friends

From: Richard
Country: UK

Very sad to hear of Sir Patrick's death. Your infectious enthusiasm and warm personality made the seemingly 'dry' subject of astronomy accessible, and a source of fascination and wonder, for thousands of 'laymen' like myself. Thank you and RIP.

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From: J Trivett
Country: UK

''This being made, He yearned for worlds to make
From other chaos out beyond our night-
For to create is still God's prime delight.
The large moon, all alone, sailed her dark lake,
And the first tides were moving to her might;
Then Darkness trembled, and began to quake
Big with the birth of stars, and when He spake
A million worlds leapt into radiant light.''
Lloyd Mifflin

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From: Dean Mason
Country: UK

An absolute genius of a man, he will always live on amongst the stars ! My thoughts are with his family.

From: Jane Gardiner
Country: London,England.

I have a passion for Astronomy that I thank Patrick Moore for.I have always wanted to meet this amazing,clever man.I often wondered if I ever knocked at his door,would he invite me in,and I think he would have.He is up there amongst the stars,and when it's my turn I hope we meet up then.Thank Heavens this man made such a subject so easy to understand.I hope the cat will be alright,he''ll miss him too!

From: Benjamin Francis
Country: Great Britain

I loved your wry, brusque manner. But what I will always be thankful for was your infectious fascination for the Cosmos. It was the Sky At Night that fostered my own wonder at the Universe we live in. X

From: Helen Nichols
Country: England

The stars will never be the same, there's a bright new star amount them xxx

From: Carl Hutchinson
Country: UK

The news that we've all dreaded, very sad. He was the only person to have worked on BOTH the US & USSR Lunar landing missions & hosted the longest running-running TV in history, only absent for one show (thanks to a dodgy goose egg). Very grateful to have met him quite a few times over the years & many hours in his company - he was nothing short of a true gent & very generous, too. He will be sorely missed by everyone who has any sort of interest in space. Deepest of sympathy to his close friends & family + special mention to his all staff at Farthings - you all did an absolutely wonderful job of looking after the great man, thank you.

From: LORAINE WILSON KILLEN
Country: BELFAST N.IRELAND

Gone but never forgotton. A very sad day but we all have wonderful memories of all the tv shows we stayed up late to watch. May he spend eternity with the stars he loved so much. xoxoxoxoxo

From: John Doolitte
Country:

By reading his books as a child, I took countless journeys in my mind to the planets of the solar system and the distant stars.

RIP Patrick

From: Bob Yates
Country: England

Rest in peace Patrick.
Even though i never met you, your inspiration and enthusiasm always captivated us sitting in front of the telly watching the sky at night. It didn't matter if you couldn't afford a telescope because Patrick would guide you in how to look to the heavens with even something home made. to me...you will always continue to drive my curiosity in astronomy.
I will miss you but you will live on through your books and the legacy you leave behind.
God bless you Patrick and thanks for all you have given us.

From: Steve
Country: England

Thank you for being our guide to the universe.

From: Steve Croucher
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Patrick made space accesible to non-acedemics, that is his biggest legacy for me. He was never too serious I felt, easy to listen to even if he did talk a bit fast at times, or was that Ronnie Barker? He will be missed.

From: Helen Nichols
Country: England

The stars will never be the same... There will be another to join them xxx

From: Lis Cox
Country: England

Like so many people, I was given one of Sir Patrick’s books when I was at junior school in the 70s and was hooked from that moment. When he spoke we listened, he helped us to understand. He let us know we didn’t need fancy expensive equipment, anyone could see the wonder of the night sky just by looking up. Astronomy is my passion, and you inspired that Sir Patrick, thank you so much for that gift. Rest in Peace with the love and blessings of us all. I wink at the moon for Neil Armstrong, and will now always do so for you x

From: Sarah Ward
Country: UK

Thank you, Sir Patrick, for inspiring my lifelong interest in astronomy. May you rest in peace among the stars.

From: Linda
Country: England

Farewell to Sir Patrick a Legend! I will miss you. RIP

From: david mattock
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RIP Sir Patrick Moore The Sky At Night, the last programme I would see on BBC black and white television before it shut down for the night in the 1960's. A great man who will be sadly missed - thank you for inspiring me not to look inwards but to look upwards and outwards.

From: Jeff Richards
Country: Sweden

I got interested in astronomy at an early age, and it was the books by Sir Patrick that showed me around our universe. Later, I got the chance to talk to him a few times at the BAA meetings.

I would just like to give him my thanks for being a great teacher, and showing me, and others, the way to the stars.

From: Shelley
Country:

RIP a true inspiration.

From: philip brown
Country: northern ireland co antrim ballymoney

If it had not been for sir Patrick i would never had got into stargazing, thank you Patrick you have showed me the true wonders of our universe, and i had always looked forward to your sky at night programs and you will be missed by myself and others alike, goodby for now....Philip :(

From: Derek Wilkinson
Country:

The stars shine a little bit brighter...thank you. Rip Sir Patrick

From: Kath
Country:

A legend in his own lifetime. We'll never forget this man who has been broadcasting for as long as I can remember (I'm sixty). Ifeel as if I've lost a very dear friend.

From: Paul Bromley
Country: England

Are real true British icon. He will be missed but remembered for a long time. At one with the universe once again. :)

From: Ron
Country: UK

I remember beginning to watch 'The Sky at Night' some 35 years ago in my 20's. He inspired me, and many many more worldwide to 'have a go' and explained things in a way that didn't make amateur astronomy seem like I needed a degree in astrophysics to understand.

I'll miss his charismatic sometimes humorous presentation. I won't miss what I see when I look up on a clear star-lit night.

RIP Sir Patrick


From: Ian Oakley
Country:

As with many, I grew up with Sir Patrick a familiar face on my tv screen. In the 80's as a young teenager with a developing interest in astronomy, there was really only one authority to turn to when it came to asking advice on telescopes and possible careers in the science. I wrote him a letter and was utterly delighted to get a very personal response, tapped out on his trusty type-writer. The advice and information was thorough, direct and full of encouragement....and the icing on the cake was an invitation to me and my family to visit him in his observatory one day in Selsey...an offer I regrettably never took up.

There's much to say about the life and achievements of this great man, much indeed. For me, I just wanted to say 'thank you' for a life well lived and inspiration thoroughly delivered.

There's a tune by a band called Mogwai...it's beautiful, magical and comes to mind nearly every time I get to look at a starry night for any length of time. It's called 'Thank you space expert'. A fitting tribute.

Thank you, space expert...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AcH6P0LstI

From: kevin
Country:

Sir Patrick Moore when I look up at the stars I will remember your help in teaching me to appreciate the wonder.
Sir – may you rest in peace

From: Aisling Williams
Country: Ireland

Amazing, amazing man. Hope The Sky At Night will continue in his honour, it's such an important programme. My Grandad received his OBE same time as Patrick, it became a little family anecdote how my Granny made a fuss of him when she and Grandad met him, she straightened his tie & flattened his hair & generally tidied him up! They said he was a lovely, sweet genius.

From: Jill & John Bird
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RIP Sir Patrick Moore, & thank you for giving us the chance to learn (through you)so much about space, you always made it interesting and understandable. We hope you are reunited with Lorna and your loved ones.

From: Mark Govier
Country: UK

Patrick inspired me and a few generations to pursue science for careers or just for fun. He will be missed but not forgotten...

From: Hawk Honey
Country: United Kingdom

Thank you for being the inspirational person you were.You will be missed greatly.

From: Fergal Keating
Country: England

RIP.
Thank you for inspiring my love of the night sky, a love I have passed onto my boys. Your legacy will last forever....

From: Bart
Country: Netherlands

You'll be missed. You inspired generations of space explorers.

From: Martin Jones
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Loved the sky at night when young. You are a legend sir and shall be missed.

From: Denis Bourque
Country: Canada

RIP Sir Patrick Moore you will be missed by people you have inspired around the world. I hope a crater on the moon end up with your name on it.

From: Patricia Phillips
Country: Cornwall

You will be missed and never forgotten.
One in a million.

From: Gail
Country: England

I know nothing of stars and space but since being small every time I look at the stars I think of Sir Patrick. May he rest in peace and find comfort with his love who died so many years ago doing her duty. X

From: Darren
Country:

Thankyou sir Patrick. RIP

From: Keith McIntosh
Country:

Sad to hear that another member of the greatest generation has left us. Hope the BBC continues with his show.

From: Jim Harris
Country:

I have followed the sky at night for 45 years and Sir Patrick has inspired my passion for all things 'space'. He will be sadly missed and I hope his programe will continue as a lasting tribute to a great science communicator.

From:
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I grew up with Patrick on the telly, never missing a week. He is a huge role model for me, along with Carl Sagan. When I met him, he was huge! but he was a gentle giant. That supernova moment means everything to me. From both me and my Mom, God Bless.

From: C Kawamoto
Country: UK

A sad day in astronomy to lose such an inspiring, intelligent, talented and enthusiastic star in science. My dad bought me a telescope for Christmas when I was only 8 years old and I grew up watching The Sky at Night! You have taught us so much! Thank you for all of your teachings, Sir Patrick Moore. Rest In Peace xx

From: Kera Sage
Country: UK

RIP Sir Patrick Moore. A brilliant mind and an effervescent personality that infused infectious enthusiasm and a simplicity of understanding our universe. The twinkle in his eye, brilliant sense of humour and passion for what he did made him a genuine icon of our time. He will be sadly missed and thought of every time I look up at the stars ♥

From: Mark
Country: UK

A gentleman from another time and place, and now in another world.

Thank you Patrick ,for sharing your dreams, for showing us our place in the universe and all that entails, and for illuminating so many.

Your star will burn brightly.
Mark

From: Linda
Country: USA but from UK

My mum and I used to love watching him on the little short he did in the evening. As many others, we loved his eyebrows!

From: tim Dargan
Country:

Thank you

From: Steve Winter
Country:

A brilliant communicator, he brought space to life for so many of us and inspired us to pursue science as a career. Thank you.

From: Kevin & Anne Goodwin
Country: England

Sir Patrick wil be missed greatly. We have followed his Sky at Night TV programme since childhood (over 45 years now)and have been inspired by his enthusiasm & easy manner. A very sad day.

From: Dave Tutton
Country: England

You opened up the universe to many generations, we all thank you. Enjoy the stars close up.

From: Wendy Callaghan
Country: UK

You made science and the stars, the Universe exciting and fascinating. Not only that but you were great fun on the xylophone too! Thank you Sir Patrick,

From: Starman
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Farewell to Sir Patrick. Returned to the Heavens. He is stardust, he is golden, he is back in the garden.

From: Willie Baneham
Country: Canada

I just loved watching Patrick on the BBC when I lived in Ireland. His enthusiasm was infectious, and he imbued in me a lasting interest in the night sky.


WB

From: Wolter
Country: Netherlands

Goodbye to a great lecturer and inspirator.

From: Malcolm Burke
Country: Ireland

Thanks for all the memories, Rest In Peace Patrick

From: Derek
Country: UK

Your Enthusiasm for communicating the wonders of Astronomy will be sorely missed Sir Patrick, so adieu, and "To Infinity and Beyond!"

From: mr stewart nile
Country: uk

hes gone up there with freddy ,god bless his family and all his friends his wings we waiting for him

From: Richard Curry
Country: Northern Ireland

Sir Patrick was such an inspiration to me growing up to just look up to the night sky and simply...understand.
Rest in peace amongst the stars..

From: David K
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain

A true english gent who inspired many a generation. Will be missed. R.I.P

From: David Egan
Country: England

Goodbye Patrick. You opened up the eyes and minds of many generations. Thank you for some great TV and wonderful insights.

You will be missed.

From: Oonagh
Country: Wirral, Cheshire, England

So saddened to hear this news today. I grew up watching the Sky at Night. He was an inspirational person and if not for him the starry skies would pass me by without such as a glance upwards and the Sky at Night will never be the same but I'm sure he will be looking on from somewhere.

From: James Dickinson
Country: England

RIP Sir Patrick I hope that you are now able to soar through the stars that you have spent your life dreaming about and have encouraged many to do the same through your endless enthusiasm, god bless.

From: Ian Barton
Country: England

A true star shining bright, shine in peace

From: Brian Percival
Country: England

Always loved your unique slightly eccentric style,enjoyed your enthusiasm for the Stars inspired my love of the Universe. R.I.P Sir

From: Malcolm Ellison
Country: England

When I was about 14, me and two mates decided we'd build our own reflector. Not having a clue about how to go about it, we wrote to Patrick Moore, care of the BBC. Not only did he reply with some great advice, he invited us all to go to his home, "Farthings", in Selsey so that we could look at his telescopes.

We were amazed and, of course, took him up on his offer. We had a bloody superb day with him and just talked astronomy non-stop, listening mostly in awe at this kind, friendly guy who was trying to help us get our first step on the observation ladder.

The final part of the visit came when he offered to supply us with the mirror and the diagonal for the reflector. What a generous bloke!

Patrick Moore was an intelligent, talented, generous, kind, thoughtful and overall impressive gentleman who did nothing but good in this world, as far as I can see. If only more of us could say the same.

From: Linda Ward
Country: Lancashire, England

When I look up at the Plough I think of my Grandad, a farmer who showed me the constellation and which I can always identify with fond memories. Now when I look at the stars and beyond I will also think of Sir Patrick. Thank you for being part of my childhood and for being the inspiration to so many people who have gone on to study the stars and the universe. We are indebted to you. RIP Sir Patrick

From: Colin Pritchard
Country: Northern Ireland

Sir Patrick Moore brought a ray of sunshine to the night sky for millions around this planet, he will be remembered among the greats of our Kingdom
Fantastic memories sadly missed

From: Ben Vizard
Country: United Kingdom

So sad to hear about Sir Patrick. I almost thought he'd be with us forever. It was his books and programmes that got me interested in space when I was small - a fascination I have never lost. Always passionate, never afraid to make fun of himself, and a quintessentially British eccentric, we may never see his like again. Rest in peace, Sir Patrick.

From: Ndeavour
Country: UK

Inspirationally eccentric a truly British gent

From: Clive Atkinson
Country: UK

First Niel Armstrong, now Sir Patrick Moore. 2012 seems to be the year where the brightest stars return to the sky.
RIP Sir Patrick, the skies will always seem brighter because of you.

From: Dorothy
Country: Norwich,England

So saddened to hear today of the loss of Sir Patrick, one of a kind, a true legend and gentleman, surely this country's most favourite uncle, and my all time favourite broadcaster. Rest in peace amongst the stars. With fondest love xx

From: mary thomas
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I have watched Sir Patrick for many years and I feel like I have lost my best friend,he was inspirational to young and old alike a true beautifull soul and I say thankyou to God for letting us borrow him.R.I.P.to an angel.

From: gary topp
Country: New Zealand

Thankyou Sir Patrick for bringing the heavens down to earth so that people like me could understand.You will be ireplaceable on the sky at night,and throughout all the astronomy world! Now your there Sir the heavens will now be an even brighter place,and i know all the universe has you in its embrace now! R.I.P SIR PATRICK!

From: Andrew Green
Country: UK

Sir Patrick Moore was an inspiration to me like so many others. I read many of his books as a boy, and it was "the Amateur Astronomer" that gave me a grounding in astronomy. Later I went on to study for a degree in Physics and a DPhil in Astrophysics.

Today I am an amateur astronomer again and I am still inspired by the enthusiasm Sir Patrick Moore showed throughout his life. He will be very sadly missed.

From: Chris Channon
Country: UK

Rest amongst the stars Sir Patrick. Thank you for explaining so many things to me and giving me an interest in astronomy.

From: Harvey Paul Jones
Country: UK

RIP Sir Patrick. The Sky at Night was one of the major influences in my love of astronomy.

From: Lyn
Country: UK

RIP to a man who inspire thousands to look to the stars.

From: G Kinsey
Country: uk

R.I.P Sir Patrick, i still look up at the stars every night 35 years after first seeing you on the beeb. Thank you

From: Mark McGillivray
Country: UK

Very sad to hear of Sir Patrick Moores passing. He is I think probably the man most responsible for inspiring generations of young people to look at and become interested in space and the stars. He always spoke with an amazing and enthralling passion and knowledge of his subject and the world is certainly a poorer place without him now.

From: Gary Clemans-Gibbon
Country: Canada

Let's hope that humanity follows your example and that people can live their lives with eyes and minds fully open, and heads lifted up to the sky in wonder and awe rather than in the futility of closed-off, groveling supplication. Thank you for everything Sir Patrick.

From: Mark
Country: UK

I was deeply saddened to read about the passing away of Sir Patrick Moore. He had an inspirational passion for what he did. I had the pleasure of meeting Sir Patrick in 2003 at one of his lectures where he signed his autobiography. May he rest amongst the stars.

From: Kieran Cummins
Country: Ireland

A true inspiration and wonderful enthusiastic comunicator. Go raimh maith agat

From: Gary Smith
Country: UK

So sorry to hear about his death, so glad he was on TV. Things wont be the same. I'll think of him when I look at the sky at night.

From: Trevor Burton
Country: United Kingdon

Thank you Patrick for inspiring in me a love of astronomy and science. Your enthusiasm infected me and many many others. Rest in Peace.

From: Dany
Country: Germany

It's not been long, that I been able to watch The Sky at night. Absolutely loved it. Looking up at the Sky I'll be thinking of Sir Patrick Moore alongside Neil Armstrong. They have joined their stars.

From: Rich
Country: Wales UK

Thank you for inspiring me and millions of others to look skywards and admire the beauty of all creation, you will be missed and truly belong up there with the rest of the stars. R.I.P Sir.

From: Peter Gow
Country: U.K

thank you for the inspiration and i hope the views are better from where you have travelled to.

From: mark cooper
Country: northern ireland

I like the idea of a memorial on the moon, even if it takes years to happen. Perhaps the border between the near and far side would be appropriate, given he did so much to chart this. Amateurs and Pro's alike could look for the nearest landmark. Hope he would like that

From: Stephen
Country: london

Inspiration...legend

From: Peter Shah
Country: U.K.

A true gentleman who's love of astronomy was infectious. He was the reason for my interest in astronomy. I was privileged enough to enjoy tea, cakes and a chat with him in his study, memories i will cherish.
R.I.P. Sir Patrick

From: Tudor Barker
Country: UK

You were an inspiration.

Thank you.

From: David Blackburn
Country: UK

I was very lucky to spend half an hour in Sir Patrick's company a couple of years ago.I knew I was going to meet him and was more than a little nervous.After all, what do you say to one of your heroes? I needn't have worried, he put me at my ease straight away and chatted very freely about his passion for the stars. It is a memory I will always treasure, we have lost one of the greatest amongst us and we are all a little poorer for it.

From: Andrew Hepworth
Country: Uk

One of the first reasons I looked to the skies, SIr PAtrick was always there to give guidance and priceless advice, he spoke on all levels making it possible for amateurs like me to understand, appreciate and love the night sky, I am moved to tears at his passing,I am thankful too for his contribution and legacy that will live on, I am passing on what he has taught me to my children. Thank you Sir Patrick.

From: Gareth Cook
Country: UK

Sir Patrick you were a great man who has inspired many people to look to the stars and open ones mind, I will always remember you and the world is a darker place for your passing, good travels, sleep well, RIP.

From: Dr. Mike Inglis
Country:

Go and enjoy the stars, great man. They are waiting for you.

From: John
Country:

Sorry to hear the sad news, watching Patrick Moore on TV reminded me to keep looking up. I'm sure he is enjoying the view looking down on us. RIP Sir Moore.

From: Sean
Country:

You enhanced my inspiration of astronomy (and physics); I shall remember you indefinately, and your legacy shall inspire many astronomers to come! RIP Sir Patrick Moore!

From: Will Blockley
Country: UK

Clear skies Patrick, Clear skies.

From: John Evans
Country: Gibraltar

Very sad day to here Patrick has past away. Fond memories of meeting him in 1964 at a meeting of the Society Of Authors my Mom was attending

From: Liam J
Country: England

Deeply saddened to hear about Sir Patrick's passing, he will be remembered as a true inspiration to many.
Another star in the sky,
Rest well dear boy.

Liam J

From: Austin Tate
Country: UK

Thanks Sir Patrick... your Boys Book of Space lighted my imagination and interest in all matters scientific, engineering and other worlds when I was a child. You have helped several generations look upwards and outwards. From more than 50 years ago to an episode of The Sky at night just a few days ago, its been a joy to watch your enthusiasm for space. Thank you so much.

From: Tysha
Country: Wales

You are truly a star that will never be forgotten.

From: jane thorndyke
Country:

inspirational will be sadly missed i grew up watching him rip x

From: Eleanor Condron
Country: United Kingdom

What a sad day it is in the world of Science and Astronomy. Sir Patrick Moore, I have watched your programmes from being a child and the reason I enjoy Science and Astronomy. You will be sadly missed, but I can look up at the stars and planets and know that you will be amongst them.

From: Linda Ward
Country: Lancashire, England

When i look at the plough i think of my farmer grandad. Now i will look at the stars and beyond and think of Sir Patrick. RIP

From: Sheila
Country: England

A true Star is now shining down on us. You were an inspiration to many.
RIP
XxX

From: Gerard Gallagher
Country: Ireland

What joy there must be, in the spirit that was once Patrick, all his questions answered, all mysteries revealed, if only he could come back to tell us, what a joy it would be. Best wishes on your journey old friend.

From: John McAloon
Country: Scotland

God bless Sir Patrick. An inspiration to many on so many levels. You will be sadly missed but oh so fondly remembered.
R.I.P.

From: Andy Gear
Country: Scotland

Thank you for bringing space to the masses. Astronomy would have meant nothing if it was not for you.
It's time for you to take your place amongst The Stars at Night.

From: Tim Abernethy
Country: UK

Very sorry to hear of the death of Sir Patrick Moore. He was in inspiration to many, including myself. His enthusiasm was infectious and his prolific writing was an extremely valuable source of information long before the Internet age. Personally he answered a letter that my friend Martin Ratcliffe and I had written to him at school where we had constructed an 8 ½ inch Newtonian reflecting telescope. We had ground the primary mirror and sent it to be aluminized but had waited for months in vain for it to be returned. He took it upon himself to get in touch with the company and the mirror was returned to us promptly, fully aluminized and corrected, for which we were extremely grateful.

I did have the opportunity to meet him at Reading Astronomical society where he was speaking – he was larger than life, humorous, and full of boundless energy about the fascinating and illuminating science of Astronomy. He was a rare British eccentric but his greatest gift was imparting his gift of seeking knowledge about the Universe to youngsters.

From: David P
Country: England

Let us all look up in the sky on the next clear night and remember Patrick.

The whole world will miss him as he travels the cosmos.

From: Margaret Molina
Country: England

A truly inspirational man. You will be remembered whenever we look up at the sky at night.

From: Dr B
Country: UK

There is no substitute for infectious enthusiasm combined with expertise and no little charm. Sir Patrick's books and broadcasts influenced my decision to work as a scientist, and no doubt had the same influence on many others. RIP, you will be missed.

From: Callan chevin
Country: Uk

I'm not going to pretend to be an expert on this great man I've been into astronomy since I was young but my major intrest came from night desert trip in egypt to look at the stars and planets :) from here in 2009 I watched sky at night and discovered what a great man sir Patrick Moore was and he quickly became one of my idols it's a great loss and im sad I didn't know about him earlier RIP sir Patrick Moore

From: Dave Collopy
Country: UK

Inspirational. Watching 'The Sky at Night' was as Sir Brian has said like being with a favorite and wise uncle who was imparting his joyous knowledge of a wonderful subject. Rest well Sir Patrick in the knowledge that many others you have inspired will follow.

From: sheree tailford
Country: United Kingdom

So very sad to have lost such an icon. The end of an era. Thoughts and best wishes go out to his family and friends at this very sad time xxxxx

From: Richard Curtis
Country: UK

Sir Patrick was legend of Science and an inspiration to generations, he will be sadly missed but his memory lives on in the starry sky above us.Rest in Peace Sir Patrick Moore.

From: Alex Askew
Country:

So saddened to hear the loss of Sir Patrick. He was a wonderful man who will always be remembered. He will be shinning down on us from now on. RIP Patrick.

From: Marie
Country:

You inspired so many people through your amazing work. May you rest in peace, Sir Patrick.

From: Calum Robertson
Country: UK

I was delighted to receive a personalised typewritten and signed postcard from Patrick in reply to one of my many questions relating to astronomy. Very inspiring to an eight year old, way back in 1978.

From: Kim
Country: UK

You inspired generations.

From: Peter Stock
Country: Wales

Thankyou Patrick,
You have been there for me for most of my 64 years.
A large part of my personal Diaspora that is UK culture, a fair chunk of my education, even occasionally mental support,when all else is weird around me watch sky at night!!.

From: Nick Blair
Country: England

I wrote to Patrick Moore in 1963 or 1964 when Survey of the Moon came out and he sent me a typed and signed personal letter back which I still treasure to this day.

From: Martin Saban-Smith
Country: UK

Dear Patrick,
You were, and remain to be, an inspiration to me and countless others. The stars don't seem so bright tonight, but you enlightened my mind.
Martin

From: N.D.P
Country:

Rest in peace.

From: Ness
Country:

Inspired a generation to take an interest in astronomy, a true Great Briton.

From: Del
Country: UK

There is one more bright star in the sky tonight. Rest in peace Sir Patrick you have inspired thousands and brought the joys of the universe to thousands more

From: shirley snee
Country: .K

R.I.P Sir Patrick,A rare thing,a truly lovely person. His home planet is poorer for his leaving of it.

From: Max Scott
Country: England

Goodbye Sir Patrick, your star shall forever burn brightly, every time I'll look up to the sky at night, I shall be thinking of you...RIP

From: Gary Parkinson
Country: Uk

Sold Astronomy to the masses in his own unique way! That's the point. He was and always be UNIQUE! Legend RIP Sir

From: Orion
Country: Austria

Sir Moore, you are now, where we look up at each night - in the most starry sky imaginable. May it rain stars to you. Your journey has just begun, and it will be beautiful.

From: matt
Country: uk

All them years looking at stars and now your amongst them. R.I.P

From: steve parker
Country: england

A true inspiration in our lifetime. As irreplaceable as the light that shines from the stars and as enduring as the universe he sought to understand. I will miss his enigmatic charm, but am pleased to have been around to watch and listen to such a marvellous man. Bye Patrick.

From: David Politi
Country: Wales UK

You inspired me to take up astronomy which i love, Your up amongst the stars now Sir Patrick,Enjoy x .

From: Peter Crawford
Country: England

As a young boy, it was Sir Patrick Moore that ignited my love of astronomy and kept the fire burning for the next forty years. He was the greatest star I ever observed. May he rest in peace..

From: Lee
Country:

You were my favorite space man.

From: Valerie Harris
Country: UK

Sweet dreams Patrick rest in peace knowing so many loved you

From: Vaughan
Country: England

There can be few who deserve a memorial on his beloved Moon than Sir Patrick. I hope this can become a reality!

From: Vincent D'Amico
Country: England

My earliest memory of my grandfather was as a small boy watching the sky at night in the living room of his house. Not long after that he took me outside and showed me saturn from that moment on I was hooked on astronomy.Thank you for bringing me and my grandfather closer together.

From: Paul best
Country: Scotland

Thanks for a lifetime of wonderful education and inspiration. Rest in peace.

From: Eric
Country: Estonia

Another star is formed with your passing.

You made astronomy interesting during my childhood.

May your star shine on even brighter now.

RIP.

From: Andrew Anton
Country: Eng

Thank you Patrick for sharing your knowledge and charismatic love of the universe throughout my years. You gave me the sense of wonder every time I look into the sky.

From: Rachel Marscheider
Country: England

A total legend and inspiration to not only me but my husband & children too. RIP x

From: Helena
Country: UK

Your departure leaves a big hole, you will not be forgotten. Thank you Sir Patrick. RIP.

From: David Starmer
Country: UK

A truly great man is no more. I know that sounds wrong because a truly great man WAS Moore, that is (Sir Patrick) Moore.

From: Joe O'Leary
Country: England

So sorry to see that you have decided to leave us Patrick. I have watched your programmes with a keen interest for 40 years. You were witty, informative but most of all you were a true gentleman. R.I.P. Patrick and thanks for all the fun.

From: Cameron Cahill
Country: UK

Thank you for all that you've done, in so many ways, for so many people. My self included.

I salute you Sir Patrick Moore!

From: Tot
Country: England

Truly a legend, presenting a programme that's been running longer than most of us have been alive. You, along with the Apollo moon landings, were such a magnificent inspiration. Going to miss you, big fella.

From: Cameron Cahill
Country: UK

Thank you for all that you've done, in so many ways, for so many people. My self included.

I salute you Sir Patrick Moore!

From: Stephen C
Country: UK

Sir Patrick inspired us all, it is now up to us to inspire the next generation.

From: Chris Griffiths
Country: England

There will never be another like him, Thank you Patrick for opening our eyes to the wonders of the universe, the majesty of the stars and the Myriad posabilities of life......

We'll miss you..

From: Mandy Bailey
Country: England

I so nearly took the chemistry path in my OU studies but I went to one of Sir Patrick's talks... everything I've done in astronomy stems from that day and I've been lucky enough to have had met many inspiring people along the way as a result. This summer I traveled from the mountain tops in Chile and the ESO observatory at La Silla to the IAU General Assembly in Beijing to deliver my first international paper. Me, the girl who failed O level physics 3 times but now doing a PhD in astrophysics. Unbelievable. I'm so glad I got the chance to tell Sir Patrick of the path I was taking. I hope, though my outreach activities in astronomy, I can pass on a bit of the inspiration I received from him. It's the very least I can do to say thank you.

From: Jon Bone
Country:

The only Bemonacled star in heaven.

From: Margaret
Country: England

Thank you so much. R.I.P.

From: Lance Buckley
Country: USA

Long before Brian Cox, Carl Sagan, David Attenborough, Michio Kaku, James Burke, and the hundreds of other popularizers of science we all know and love, there was Patrick.

His groundbreaking show "The Sky at Night" first aired on the 4th of April 1957, just a few months before Sputnik was placed in orbit around the Earth. It was destined to become the longest running TV show in history with the same presenter.

Patrick's love for science was plain for all to see. He never lost his boyish enthusiasm and sense of wonder.

I will never forget Watching the first moon landing on the BBC. Patrick, James Burke and others hosted the UK's first all night TV show, and thanks to my mother's forbearance I was able to watch most of it. When Armstrong set foot on the moon at 4am, I was there, with Patrick and James explaining what was happening. These things stay with you.

I'll definitely miss having him in the world, and it's safe to say he'll be missed by many more.

Monocle wearer, xylophone player, piano player, composer, cricketer, golfer, chess player, writer, TV personality and xenophobe. They just don't make them like that any more.

From: Ian Miller
Country: ScotlandR

Another STAR in the Sky tonight

From: David Theobald
Country:

Rest in peace amongst the stars you made your own

From: Cliff Schafer
Country: England

Thank you kind sir for igniting a passion to look at more than our own small lives and to see our place in the vastness of the universe!
Continue to 'Rock the Cosmos' wherever your spirit travels for it will know no bounds across the expanse.
You will be sorely missed on this planet X

From: peter smith
Country: oz

Top fella top shows .R.I.P.

From: David walker
Country: Oxford UK

Very sad at his passing.I'm a mear amateur but got all my passion for the stars from this man!I will miss his wit and incredible knowledge I owe him a great deal.rip........

From: Tony Baxter
Country: Canada

Growing up in England, I grew up in a world where Sir Patrick made the universe accessible and made the horribly complicated easier to understand. An archetype of the British eccentric, I think Brian May has said it perfectly "Patrick is irreplaceable. There will never be another Patrick Moore. But we were lucky enough to get one."

From: Philip Pasco
Country: England

Such a sad loss. I owe my interest in astronomy and science to Sir Patrick Moore. His natural enthusiasm rubbed off on so many. He should be credited not only with bringing astronomy but science in general to the masses. When he spoke you were drawn in YOU had to listen. A true English eccentric with a great sense of humour. He was a true one off never to be replaced. A gentleman and a true Brit. A black hole opened on earth today but a shining star arrived in heaven that will never dim. Rest in Peace Sir Patrick.

From: Howard PArkin
Country: Isle of Man

We are so proud to have had Patrick as The IOM Astronomical Society patron, which he readily agreed to when he visited us in IOM in 1994. A true gentleman, and an inspiration for not only astronomers but youngsters, and scientists the world over. He will be sadly missed, but never forgotten. RIP Patrick. Perhaps we ought to paraphrase Churhills words, "never where so many astronomers inspired by just one!

From: Rob Green
Country: UK

I still have a battered copy of the Observer's Book of Astronomy by Patrick Moore, which I read in the days of the moon landing. I started watching "The Sky at Night" as a child, and am one of so many of us for whom Sir Patrick is an influence, teacher and foundation stone of our scientific understanding. I was honoured to meet him, in the company of some of my erstwhile fellow members of Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society when he gave a talk in Rotherham a few years ago. So Tributes and respect due to Sir Patrick Moore folks! we shall continue to Watch and Learn.

From: carol owen
Country: U.K.

R.I.P. Sir Patrick Moore. Irreplaceable, now may he shine in the night sky with the stars he knew so well and loved.

From: Kimia Parsa
Country: United States

I was saddened to hear about his passing. His work and contributions will always be cherished and live on. Rest in peace Sir Patrick Moore!

From: Steve H-H
Country: UK

A great Englishman and a true gentleman. As a kid I'd stay up late and listen to him enthuse about the heavens. I didn't understand everything, but it didn't matter. I always learned something new.

From: rob
Country: uk

RIP Sir Patrick, it was truly an honour to have met you, thank you for the autograph, something I will cherish forever.

From: Zarria Phillips
Country: UK

Thank you Patrick for teaching me so much X

From: Adrien Gale
Country: England

Remember very well as a child being allowed to stay up late to watch Sky At Night, always explained in a way to want you to enquire more. RIP

From: Brett Davies
Country:

RIP patrick we'll miss you. You made a little boy of eight want to study the Universe, now 54 years old and still star gazing. May you burn even brighter up there

From: Graham C Hodgson
Country: England

Sir Patrick was an iconic figure with a unique presentation style that made astronomy accessible to all. R.I.P.

From: Tony Corrigan
Country: England

Patrick you were a massive inspiration to me from being a kid in the 60's. you made it all so simple and easy to understand. Thank you and every time will look up to the heavens I will think of you Sir......X

From: Stephen Walton
Country:

Not much good at writing tributes, but I think this quote by a certain friend of his pretty much sums up my thoughts about this great man:

"He lifted his head and he could see through all the steel and concrete and humanity above him. He could see the beacon set in space to lure men outward. he could see it shining down. The naked sun!"

The Naked Sun: Isaac Asimov

From: Sue
Country: UK

A legend in his own life time truly inspirational.

From: Richard raine
Country:

I will be watching for that extra star tonight

From: Lynne Page
Country: England

R.I.P. Mr Patrick Moore - everytime we look up into the night sky we will be thinking of you....

From: Denise Gibson
Country: UK

A sad day for us all. Sir Patrick was an inspiration and the cause of many a row with parents over staying up late to watch The Sky at Night. I feel price lagged to have learned so much from him that I am now sharing that love of the night sky with my son. Rest in Peace.

From: Sarah Fisher
Country: England

"Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels..."

You inspired us, we will always be grateful, thank you x

Sarah & Simon Fisher, Worcestershire

From: Jonathon Beddow
Country: Wales

I am currently studying a degree in astronomy and sir Patrick Moor was a HUGE influence to me growing up. I will continue to watch sky at night and I'm sure I will read your books again and see the universe through a truly unique mind. You will be remembered long after us all R.I.P.

From: John Avery
Country: England

Still have my Observer's Book of Astronomy 1st edition 1962 a source of great inspiration and introduction to the subject as a boy, through the Apollo programme and acquiring a telescope. I've tried to follow The Sky at Night religiously, but often it clashed with the day job. A true Original, we will not see his like again. Fond memories of seeing his musical abilities on TV in the '70's on the xylophone - priceless! Thanks for your guidance and imagination when explaining the most mind-blowing of concepts.

From: Paul Huddleston
Country:

I was lucky to have met Sir Patrick on a train to Chester, a true gent and an inspiration.ayq5

From: Marc Little
Country:

He looked towards the stars and I followed.

My eyes will always see him there, amongst his friends.

From: Alex Greene
Country: Wales

A lot of astronomers will be scanning the skies on the 13th of December 2012, dedicating that night's watch of the Geminid meteors to Sir Patrick Moore.

The Sky At Night will not be the same without him at the helm. The world of astronomy is likewise vastly diminished with the loss of such a giant in the field.

From: Keith Docherty
Country: Scotland

RIP.
Sir Patrick introduced me to all things astronomical & awakened a scientific curiosity that helped shape my career.

Thank you Gamesmaster.

From: Martin Callahan
Country: London, U.K.

I was terribly sad to learn of Sir Patrick's death early this afternoon. I wrote to him twice, once as a boy and again as a man just a few years ago, and each time received a warm, personal reply. The man was a tower of genius and human kindness and will never be equalled. He was far too humble to agree with this, I'm certain, which only adds to his greatness. Words cannot express what a huge loss his death represents. I wish I had met him and I hope one day I will, in a better place. God bless you, Sir Patrick. Look down from the stars and be forever at peace.

From: Nadia Jogee
Country:

I may not be studying physics, but Sir Patrick Moore made me fascinated with the natural world and question the things around me. My Zoology degree has brought me closer to the things I love. It's people like him that made me follow my dream and see the world with wonder in my eyes. Rest in peace.

From: Andy Connelly-Nimmo
Country:

How many people know what a spiteful, bitter, hate-filled man this was? Yes, he brought the universe to us, but he was a sexist, homophobic, xenophobic and racist bigot. Personally, I'd rather forget people like this than reember them.

From: Brenda Harris
Country: England

R.I.P Sir Patrick,you were a very clever man who helped so many people understand the universe better than we would have God bless you !

From: Tony Grice
Country:

The Sky at Night started the year I was born, so I literally grew up with the Patrick and the show. Patrick brought astronomy to the masses, he broadened our horizons, he showed us the magnificence of the Universe and what we are capable of doing as a species. He was never condescending. He had genuine not feigned love for astronomy. He was as mad as a box of frogs and totally wonderful as a man. I doubt we'll see his like on TV again. To infinity and beyond, Patrick!

From: Adrian Gooch
Country: UK

A Jupiter rises, one of the most beautiful planets in the winter sky at night, I will think of Sir Patrick Moore leaving us to take on a journey through the Universe to see sights we can only imagine.

Thank you Sir Patrick Moore.

From: Gordon Henderson
Country: N.Ireland

A true gentleman, wouldn't it be great if Sir Patrick's ashes could be sent into Space to join the stars.

From: andy
Country: england

i will miss you patrick your the reason i became an amateur astronomer and i remember one of the first objects i saw when i started astronomy was halleys comet in 1986 god bless from andy

From: Heather
Country: England

Once you studied the stars, now you live amongst them. God bless, Sir Patrick, and thank you for the chat about your tie in Bristol so many years ago! xxxx

From: Sasha Kasyanov-Ward
Country: United Kingdom

I am very sad to hear about Patrick's passing. He has been an inspiration to me as well as hundreds of other budding astronomers. Britain has lost the ultimate astronomer, he is irreplaceable but we have been lucky to have him. At least in his afterlife light pollution won't be a problem. Patrick, you are missed.

From: Ken Vater
Country: England

He will be sadly missed by so many of us, for whom he sparked an interest in all the things in the Universe to wonder at, if the "Sky At Night" does continue, it can never be the same without his never ending excitement for his chosen subject.

The Star That Shone Forever Brightly.

R.I.P Patrick

From: Iain Moore
Country: UK

You will be sadly missed. Thank you for sparking my interest in Astronomy over 30 years ago. We can now look up and see you among the stars.

From: Mark Whitaker
Country: England

Gone to join the stars you loved so much, you will be sadly missed!

From: Lyn Smith
Country: United Kingdom

Like so many others, Sir Patrick inspired me a kid and throughout my adult life. It was impossible to watch him on the Sky at Night and not be caught up in his enthusiasm for astronomy. Although I never met him personally, he was always a "friend" on the screen and someone I will deeply miss. He will be in my thoughts every time I look through the telescope. RIP Sir Patrick Moore, an extraordinary individual.

From: Rachel Christie
Country: England

Patrick you were the coolest and inspired many to look up at the stars and see the wonderful things in space. You are a large part of why we have some of the best astronomers and a continued interest in events outside planet earth. You were always appealing to new young astronomers with a good sense of humor and understanding in making the night sky accessible to all. You will be greatly missed and i hope honored in astronomy's next big discovery

From: Michael Ogden
Country: England

A legend lost, R.I.P Patrick

From: kenny
Country: uk

such a sad loss of a frankly brilliant man. inspired my love for astronomy and will be greatly missed by all of the astronomy community, RIP Patrick

From: Yvonne Turner
Country: United Kingdom

Sir Patrick is One star clearer of the Universe this evening but One step closer to our hearts

From: Rob
Country:

If there was one person in life that I wish I could have met it was Patrick Moore.

what an inspiration you will be missed

From: trevor owen
Country: england

Thankyou Sir Patrick for being such an inspiration for me....you were a fabulous man...true to his word...never took yourself too seriously and most of all a fantastic and awe inspiring astronomer amongst having many many other attributes...bizzarely you always put a smile on my face and made me laugh even when you didn't mean to....thankyou for sharing your knowledge with us you will be sorely missed...good night godbless...godspeed to you Sir Patrick Moore :-)

From: Helena Basarab-Horwath
Country: England

In common with many other people, my interest in astronomy was inspired in by Sir Patrick. His enthusiasm was truly infectious and his explanations made things understandable. And watching "The Sky at Night" was an absolute must.

The world is a little poorer today for the passing of Sir Patrick, but richer for him having been in it.

Good night, Star-man. Rest in peace.

From: Jeff
Country: UK

I, like many others have grown up with Sir Patrick since a young boy. He more than anything fueled my own great interest in astronomy. Now, and almost 50 years on from seeing my first episode, I still look forward to each month's episode of The Sky at Night. Things will never be the same without him & I for one will miss him greatly. RIP Sir Patrick. The Heavens will have reserved a special place for you.

From: Terry Rochford
Country: UK

Like many others the Observer's book on Astronomy written by Patrick Moore inspired my life long interest in the moon, planets, spaceflight and the universe. Sir Patrick will be much missed, but what a wonderful contribution he made to our knowledge of astronomy.

From: Andy Mickleburgh
Country: UK

Sadly we have lost a national treasure. An inspiration to myself and no doubt countless others in the field of Astonomy. Never to be forgotten, RIP Sir Patrick.

From: Pete Glastonbury
Country: England

as an 8 year old I was astonished to see a meteor storm in the August school holidays while camping. Returning home there was Patrick explaining what I saw on the Sky at Night. I became an instant fan. He inspired me into amateur astronomy.
He will be sadly missed.
RIP

From: Paul Thompson
Country: England

A star fades from the Earth, but will forever shine brightly in the world of Astronomy.
You will be missed.

From: George Droy
Country: UK

I have watched Sir Patrick for over 40 years and have always enjoyed his blend of enthusiasm, knowledge and eccentricity. He was a giant and will be fondly remembered for many years.

From: Seamus Corcoran
Country: Ireland

Sad to see the loss of this inspirational man, who done so much to educate us all on the wonders beyond our atmosphere. We shall not see his like again.

From: Mr Craig Rooke
Country:

Patrick will be sadly missed.
He brought the solar system in to the ordinary mans home !

From: carole
Country: england

RIP Sir, there will be another star up there toninght, godbless

From: Addie
Country:

Sir Patrick Moore, what a fantastic human being. Safe trip home starman.

From: Paul Hudson
Country: UK

As a youngster, "The Sky at Night" hosted by the chap with the infectious enthusiasm was my inspiration to look skyward on cold winter evenings... and I've been looking ever since. This astronomical constant over the years seemed like it would go on forever, but sadly not. There are some excellent protégés however and I think the legacy is complete. Thank you Sir Patrick.

From: Steve Martin
Country: England

The field of astronomy is poorer for the sad loss of Sir Patrick. It was through his tireless enthusiasm for the subject that so many came to be enthralled by what lays out there in space and that will be his enduring legacy.

From: Simon Flowers-Jones
Country: UK

A true gentleman, scholar and an inspiration. He will be most sorely missed.

RIP Sir Patrick, you have surely returned from whence you came, for, as you taught me in my youth, "We are all made of stars".

From: Phil Roberts
Country:

He inspired my interest in astronomy, for which I shall be forever indebted to him. He leaves a huge gap and we shall probably never see his like again.

Peace be with you eternally Sir Patrick, now that your journey on earth is ended.

From: Judith Russon
Country: England

As a Cats protection Volunteer and a fan of Astronomy since childhood, I know how much you will be missed God Bless You and RIP Sir Patrick Moore. xx

From: Gavin johnson
Country:


He will be missed a true professional
a giant on the small screen who put astrology into peoples front room may he rest in peace

From: Kim Hay
Country: Canada

Your love of the stars, the universe and education helped millions of people over the years to learn to look up and take in our universe. Rest in Peace Sir Patrick, your words and love will live on. We are all Stardust!

From: Ian Oliver
Country: Finland

Many a night spent either watching Sky At Night or being outside watching *the* sky at night - the latter being in no small part due to the former.

Many fond memories of Patrick Moore presenting, especially Giotto's encounter with Halley and Voyager 2 at Uranus and Neptune.

Science and not just astronomy is very very much poorer today but much richer because of him.

From: Ellie Richardson
Country: United Kingdom

I cannot describe my feelings when I heard of the passing of Sir Patrick Moore. As early as my memories start, I recall sitting in front of the TV with Mum and Dad to watch The Sky at Night. As I grew up, I continued to watch, and was inspired to buy a small telescope to see the raw beauty above us. As a parent myself, I then sat the kids down with me to watch probably one of the most well know TV shows of all time. Three generations will surely miss the wonder of knowledge Sir Patrick conveyed through our TV sets. Thankyou Sir Patrick, and may you be among the stars you loved so much. RIP.

From: Steve Griffiths
Country: UK

Sir Patrick, the first of my favourite eccentric scientists. My first memory of science was Sir Patrick on Blue Peter (including his xylophone). The initiator of my love of Physics, his dry wit and straight forward manner was the inspiration for my teaching style. I'm sorry I'll never get to meet him and tell him in person.

From: Alex
Country:

When i struggled to sleep, it was always nice to flick on the TV and see Sir Patrick there!

From: Bill Nuttall
Country:

You were an inspiration to myself and millions. You will be sorely missed.

From: Helen Knox
Country: UK

I've grown up with watching Sir Patrick Sky at night. A great man & will never be forgotten. RIP

From: John Sainthouse
Country: England

I was fortunate to meet Patrick in Edinburgh airport about 10 years ago. He was charming and witty and that is a memory that is very dear to me. RIP.

From: marie hackett
Country: UK

The stars will be dimmer tonight i will miss my monthly audience with such an inspiration to astronomy

From: Sebastian Myszk
Country: Poland

Będziemy tęsknić za Panem. To co zrobił Pan dla ludzkości jest niewyobrażalnym dokonaniem, którego prawdopodobnie nikt już nie powtórzy.

From: Andy Newman
Country: England

R.I.P Patrick it will not be the same without you. It's the end of an era

From: Nick Large
Country:

God Bless Sir Patrick, up with the stars now, and shining on us all!

From: Anthony Davies
Country: Wales

RIP Sir Patrick. An inspiration to so many. In a time when people become famous for the most mundane things you are a true great who shall be missed dearly.

From: Karl Relf
Country:

It's always a sad day when one of the greats is taken from us.
RIP, Sir Patrick. May all the mysteries of the Universe now be revealed to you.

From: Rick Murphy
Country: England.

R.I.P Patrick. There is now a void in space. A true gentleman. My sympathy and feelings go out to his family and friends.

From: Nick
Country:

I recall a friend, who was applying for a job a few years ago, asking me how I would answer the interview question "Name a role model in your life?". The answer was immediate and simple. Someone who has such commitment, longevity and love for his interests. Someone who is so approachable, helpful and able to educate and stimulate with such skill.

You have enhanced so many lives. After all, everyone loves a good teacher.

I've been meaning to do two things for many years. Upgrade my pairs of binoculars to a telescope and finally own a cat. I know what my cat's name will be.

RIP Patrick

From: Alex Ottway
Country:

Rest in peace, Sir Patrick, and thank you for your boundless enthusiasm.

A planet will carry your name, but our love of the stars will be your legacy. Farewell!

:(

From: phil shakespeare
Country: uk

Bon voyage Sir Patrick, you have been an inspiration to so many of us.

From: Jenny Nix
Country: UK

In remembrance of a remarkable man and great animal lover. Thank you for all that you did for the animals on our planet R.I.P xx

From: Gary Metcalfe
Country:

Thank you for bringing the night sky to so many people. The love for astronomy you fostered in me so many years ago, I'm now passing onto my son. RIP

From: Keith Smith
Country: UK

My interest in space started after reading Sir Patrick's science fiction books and was nurtured by his infectious enthusiasm. Both my young sons enjoy looking at the night sky and whenever we look at the moon we will always remember Sir Patrick Moore, the people's Astronomer.
Thankyou and may you rest in peace.

From: Will Forrest
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Changed my life. Will the BBC please make sure that his legacy involves more than fifteen minutes a month in the middle of the night!!!

From: Bil Irving
Country: United Kingdom

Simply a legend. Our pale blue dot is a little paler now. He will be sadly missed. :(

From: Diana Stapley
Country: England

The longevity of The Sky At Night is a real tribute to your commmitment and passion for astonomy, the subject so close to your heart. You can be proud that your have been the inspiration for todays eminent scientists and astronomers, who will continue to follow your example. Rest in peace Sir Patrick. Diana.

From: John K.
Country:

Thank you, Patrick. Bon voyage...

From: Philip Redman
Country: United Kingdom

Like many others have said, Sir Patrick was an inspiration and led me to become interested in astronomy and cosmology. His legacy will live on and when we look up to the sky's I'm sure there will be a new star staring down on us.

From: Martin Murray
Country: Ireland

The world has a lost a great man. God has gained a great friend with the universe as there greatest conversation piece.

From: Chris Winder
Country: UK

A great publicist for things astronomic. Also truly a great British eccentric, we will miss you.

From: Scott Griffiths
Country: England

Sadly missed Patrick, I met him once on his lecture tour in Ashton under Lyne and he was a Gent and a Scholar and a marvellous englishman. Of his generation I wish I could have been there for all his Sky at Nights.

From: Ann Hulme
Country: Cyprus

A gentleman and a legend to so many, will be greatly missed. RIP another bright star in our galaxy.

From: Andy Lawton
Country: England

You have been broadcasting for as long as I have been alive. It seems difficult to think of Astronomy without you. A great loss to science, and to Great Britain.

From: Antonio Becerril
Country: Mexico

Thanks to Sir Patrick and Bang! I will never listen to Queen's '39 the same way. Thank you for such a great inspiration and make us strive to look to the skies.

From: Nigel Smith
Country: United Kingdom

The Apollo missions were much more interesting because Patrick was there to explain about the Moon. His enthusiasm for astronomy, encouraged millions of people to looked up at the night sky & understand the universe. He will be missed.

From: Jim Vernon
Country: USA

Rest in Peace, Sir Patrick Moore. I only saw a few of the episodes of "The Sky at Night", but found them very informational and entertaining. Our universe has seen a bright star go dim and you will be missed. Thank you for your service to your viewers for so many years, no matter how brief it may have been for me.

From: Peter Davis
Country: Scotland

A great man who will will be sadly missed.

From: Ann Winsper
Country: UK

The world will be a poorer place without you. Thank you for the wisdom, inspiration, and entertainment you provided over the years. Condolences to your family and friends.

From: Elaine Jones
Country: UK

You were an inspiration to many like myself who became fascinated by astronomy and space exploration thanks to your wonderful programmes and books.
You will be sadly missed, but there will be one more extra bright star in the sky tonight.

From: Oisin Duffy
Country: Ireland

Inspiration for not just one, but numerous generations. Bringing such enthusiasm for astronomy and science to the masses for 50+ years. The world needs more like him.

From: Marek Havel
Country: Wales

You have inspired my fascination with the universe for over five decades. Cosmic dust to Cosmic dust. R.I.P great man.

From: Doug Ord
Country: UK

To the greatest Astronomer of all time,
he brought the stars into focus and made space a friendlier place. The sky at night is even a brighter place now with another star in the sky.

From: Ronan
Country:

You were the only astrophysicist who looked good in a monocle.
The universe feels smaller without you in it.

From: Ryan Locke
Country: Scotland

What a man, what a life, what an inspiration. Of all the great British men left who represent whats great about this land, you were one of the few remaining. We'll miss you Sir, we'll miss you - but it brings me much joy and comfort knowing you have many loyal fans who continue to be inspired into greatness because your infectious curiosity and dedication helped them get there. Good by for now Sir. I hope the next planet you deem fit for attention will benefit from you as much as we.

From: Paul Gillespie
Country:

An absolutely splendid chap. I’ve watched “The Sky at Night” for decades – from b&w to HD on a 50” - & every episode was fascinating. Good Knight, Sir Patrick.

From: Calvin Coleman
Country: Canada

Sir Patrick Moore "To Infinity...and Beyond"

From: Louise Haig
Country: UK

So sad that this great man has passed away, he was truly one of a kind and made people like me who were not at all interested in his field sit up and listen to him. He will be sorely missed....

From: Briony Doyle
Country: UK

Goodbye to a great man, he inspired my parents, my brother and me, my children and grandchildren. I loved his eccentricity and sense of humour. I'm glad his friends and Ptolemy were with him at the end, God bless x

From: Roger Coates
Country:

Thank you for inspiring curiosity.

And sorry for nearly running you over.

From: Rachel Mitchell
Country: Scotland

Rip Sir Patrick! Gone but not forgotten. You're in a better place now. <3

From: Brandon K
Country: United States of America

You were an inspiration to many and I'd say the universe would miss you but you've now become more a part of it then you had ever really been. Thank you for being you and inspiring so many others.

From: Mark Bowyer
Country: UK

It was Sir Patrick who sparked my interest in the Moon. His collection of books cover how our knowledge has exploded over the last few decades. His enthusiasm was infectious and delivery effective. I am sure he will be missed be many. Gods speed Patrick Moore.

From: Mark Castle
Country: England

An absolute legend and a huge loss to humanity. A complete inspiration to generations.

From: Philip Pasco
Country: England

Quintessentially English eccentric. Did more to popularise not just astronomy but science and bring it to ordinary people. Wonderful enthusiasm, you couldn't help but listen to what he had to say. Great sense of humour too. There's a black hole on earth that can never be filled but a shining star in the heavens that will never dim. Brilliant man who will be sadly missed. Rest in Peace Sir Patrick.

From: David Johnson
Country: England


Alas, I fear we will never see his like again...
He was brave,scholarly,inspirational,and a gentleman.K

From: Stephen McGuinness
Country: Isle of Man

Sir Patrick, your knowledge and enthusiasm for all things astronomy related were inspirational, and will long be celebrated by those of us who gaze into the skies every night and find those stars and planets you guided us to over the years. Thank you.

From: Roy Barry
Country: Wales, UK

Thank you, Sir Patrick-your effortless eccentricity and enthusiasm encouraged so very many of us to look skywards, ask questions and realise just how small and insignificant we really are. We will never see your like again and the world is a darker place for your passing. Enjoy your journey to the stars.

From: Linda Peach
Country:

Aged 8, I borrowed a book from my local public library called 'Worlds Around Us' by Sir Patrick. This was 52 years ago and a lifetime passion for astronomy - before I read it I had no idea that planets existed - ensued. Such was my interest that my aunt wrote to Sir Patrick and he was kind enough to send me a signed photograph. He was my somewhat unlikely childhood hero. RIP.

From: Jim Thomson
Country: Scotland

I am so sorry hearing of the passing of Sir Patrick. I like many others will have made sure that we were up or recorded the Sky at Night for later watching every month. I myself started watching the programme in 1971 and never missed an episode.

Heroes when they pass leave a huge gap in our lives but fortunately every month I will be thinking of Sir Patrick.

God Bless Him.

From: carlos velasquez
Country: scotland

Sad to hear of the passing of a legend. There is truly a bright new star in the heavens tonight. Were it not for you I may never have looked up and saw it.

From: Lou Hart
Country: UK

I remember Patrick Moore and the Sky at Night when I was a small child - he brought a love of the mysteries of space and the starry sky into my life. I will always be greatful for that. Bon Voyage Patrick!

From: Mariusz Bialy
Country: London

Thank you sir Patrick you're star among the stars...

From: Grainne Mellon
Country: Ireland

You will be sadly missed "Star Man".....
Sleep peacefully, I hope you get to join the stars and planets you love so much!
Love Grainne & family.

Ireland x

From: Chris Musson
Country: England

I saw Sir Patrick give a talk at Felixstowe Spa Pavilion. A wonderful informative and entertaining evening.

From: Angus
Country:

My father and I watched the Sky At Night together for decades, and it was an important part of introducing me to science and to the beauty and complexity of the night sky. I will always be grateful to Sir Patrick for his part in that, and my condolences go out to his family and friends.
Ave Atque Vale, Sir Patrick.

From: Raju Kunwar
Country: Ipswich, Australia

Out of many in the field of Science, only few have been succesful in leaving their mark in the history of mankind. Sir Patrick and Mr Carl Sagan are those few handful legends whose contribution to science is uncomparable. My salute to Sir Patrick for his role in making us have interest in astronomy. May his soul rest in peace and his name be remembered forever.

From: Gary Chadwick
Country: UK

His enthusiasm inspired many and brought the sky and universe alive for many. He will be greatly missed but greatly remembered.

From: carol valentine
Country: keighley west yorkshire

One of the greatest men loved the stars at night and his musical talent will be missed R.I.P

From: Richard Walsh
Country: Ireland

R.I.P Patrick you will be sadly missed

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From: Jon Martin
Country: Uk

RIP thanks for opening the skies

From: Andrew Proctor
Country: England

A British institution who will be sadly missed.He encouraged us to look up into the night sky in wonder of its majesty.May your spirit now visit the places which you have look upon from a distance for so long Rest in peace Sir Patrick.

From: Diane Cockerham
Country: United Kingdom

R.I.P. Sir Patrick Moore. I have known The Sky at Night all my life and I am nearly 50! I learnt so much from the show and of course yourself. It is a lovely change to find someone as dedicated to their art as you were and who didn't go down the reality show path. You stuck to your guns and did what you loved best, brilliantly of course. I admire you for all that you did and of course being an amazing xylophone player too.

I will look for that star shining more brightly than the rest and think of you.

Diane
xx

From: el
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So sorry to hear about this my favourite memory was Patrick as the games master pure genius rip x

From: Irene Newton
Country: England

I have never watched t v without see Pattrick and I am 66 almost. He will be missed, no one will ever be able to replace him.

From: John Hodgkiss
Country: england

To a man who inspired so many, you will truly be missed but never forgotten, as one of the greatest.

From: Adrian Green
Country: England

Good night Sir Patrick. Although you have passed over, you will not be forgotten. You leave behind many whom you have inspired to gaze up at the glorious night sky with wonder and bestowed upon us a deep desire to search for the answers to the burning questions the Cosmos presents us with. Thank you Sir Patrick . . . Sleep well.

From: John Driscoll
Country: England

An insperation and a great ambassador for astronomy I feel blessed to have met him and sorry at his passing will miss you. RIP Sir Patrick you will be sorely missed

From: Stewart Samson
Country: Scotland

I once, as a teenager, had the pleasure of spending a day in his company when he came to Dundee to do a presentation for Dundee Astronomical Society. His public lecture was awesome; hour and a half and not one note (all in his head). Had dinner and drinks after in his hotel with few others and he was excellent company. Sad loss

From: chris copson
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Sir Patrick RIP, You were the man who inspired me to look up into the night

From: Laura
Country: England

R.I.P. you will be remembered as a legend, a true star. You loved your studies and that in turn made you interesting to watch. Age didn't decrease your influence, it made it better x

From: goovier
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A great scientific heart stilled. RIP.

From: bob hillier.
Country: england

you will be sadly missed by millions of star gazers,who you inspiered to take up amature astronamy. R.I.P. Sir Patrick.

From: Andy hunt
Country: England

Thank you for bringing the sky at night to everyone old and young over many many years. My children and I have been inspired by your programmes , and the next time we are in the garden using our telescopes will certainly think of you, thank you.

From: Brian Hellyer
Country: UK

God bless you Sir Patrick, a true gentle man, you will be missed deeply by a lot of people, but what a fantastic legacy you have left us all RIP.

From: AYA
Country:

Tribute to the best

From: Nathan McLaughlin
Country: Scotland.

Devastating news regarding Sir Patrick. He leaves us knowing that he left behind many aspiring generations of astronomers inspired from his moving work. What makes this story more beautiful is that he was home-schooled showing that anyone with the desire to succeed can. R.I.P

From: paul harris
Country: uk cornwall

great man .

From: Judith-Anne MacKenzie
Country: United Kingdom

I will remember you always. You gave me a love of astronomy and science and the belief that I could be involved in astrophysics even though I am an amateur. May light perpetual shine upon you - rest in peace.

From: Jo Helmers
Country: Australia

RIP to a wonderful human being, you will be sadly missed. xoxox

From: Fran
Country: UK

An amazing man who inspired evryone who ever met or listened to him. A true Star

From: michelle
Country: england

patrick moore may you rest in peace, you were a great guy and always be remembered by the nite sky. good nite. xx

From: ady caunt
Country: england

from the first time i watched the sky at night on TV i have been an avid fan of sir patrick, the man conducted himself like a true gent and the way he presented the show made astronomy easyh for people to understand and get involved in, sleep well big man, you'll always be a hero of mine, R.I.P. sir patrick

From: Kenny Boyce
Country: Scotland, UK

We have lost probably the most influential British figure in modern astronomy. No-one brought astronomy to the public like him - or ever could. A unique talent with a genuine passion in everything he done. His ability to communicate was immense, as was his enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge with as wide an audience as possible. The astronomy family has lost one of it's most special gifts and the world has lost a great man, but the Heavens have gained a bright, shining new star. RIP Sir Patrick Moore, you will be greatly missed

From: Julie Gibson
Country: UK

Dear, dear Sir Patrick. One of the strongest memories of my childhood is of being allowed to watch The Sky at Night long after I should have been in bed. Your knowledge, enthusiasm and endless fascination was contagious and inspiring. Goodbye kind Sir: from stardust, to srardust.

From: Evelyn Forrester
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R.I.P you were inspiring

From: Eric
Country: Scotland

RIP Sir Patrick - you were one of the last of a generation of good people. I had the pleasure of meeting you many years ago. My condolences to the family, and also to Brian May, who will be grieving for you as well.

RIP

From: Dave J
Country: England, UK

A true legend amongst astronomers for over 50 years.
His knowledge, insight, wisdom and humor really helped to bring this subject to the masses.
Whether a professional astronomer with access to the latest and largest telescopes and equipment, or an avid amateur in their back gardens with a modest telescope, Sir Patrick made you feel you were part of a giant community, the Astronomers!
His presence on the S&N long before I was born was at the forefront of what was a science for the few and showing it could be the science for the many.
His support for so many astronomical societies and clubs did so much for the wider communities and helped to keep astronomy alive for us all.
Many thanks for all that you did, and all that you were, you will be very sorely missed by us all.

From: Judy
Country:

Rest in peace, hope you are flying with the stars x

From: Clive
Country: England

I met Sir Patrick when I attended a talk he gave in Bournemoth. He kindly signed one of his books for me. RIP Sir Patrick you were a true hero and champion for Astronomy and will be sorely missed.

From: Kate
Country: UK

A great example to many astronomers. Always encouragingand inspirational

From: Cheryl King
Country: England

Without his wonderful and infectious enthusiasm, and sheer exuberance I would never have dared entered such a male dominated hobby, and after all these years, today especially I want to say Thank you for the books, the programs that let me dream and dare to hope as a child that I could do all that science stuff too. Thank you Sir Patrick, and Good Night :-)

From: Dale Jones
Country:

Thank you for helping me realize my little world was part of something so much bigger.

I hope in this wide universe of possibilities you got everything you wanted. RIP

From: Gray Ebbrell
Country: UK

The sky at night will never be the same again. Cheers to you Sir Patrick. RIP

From: See Parker
Country: England

A very special Star in a Great Universe.
Thank you for being such an inspiration
And TV Astronomy Companion


From: Helena Harvey
Country:

Such a remarkable man. Thanks for inspiring a lifetime of loving our amazing universe. Your enthusiasm was so infectious.

From: Justin parsons
Country: uk

have been watching the sky at night since I can remember, I'm 38 now and sir Patrick has fill a majority of those years with with late nights watching and a lasting legacy that I will never forget and will pass on to my new born daughter

you will never be forgotten

From: Michael lees
Country: u.k

A true ENGLISH GENT ...WILL BE SADLY MISSED

From: David Scanlan, FRAS
Country: UK

Patrick,

What Can I say :-(

I will never forget the first time we met when I was 11 and you welcomed me into your home. Over the years a great friendship grew and I was always in awe of you. Your love, your passion, your whitt and your friendship

Over the years I came to view you as the grandfather I never had so its with a very heavy heart I say a fond farewell to you

I hope now your with Lorna, your Mother & Father and are looking back on us all wondering what all the fuss is about in your own truly independant style

With deepest respects, now & always :-(

Dave Scanlan
Director
SPA VSS

From: Jules Way
Country:

The universe and xylophones were made so much more special by you. Thank you.

From: Aileen Connell
Country: UK

A brilliant, unique and irreplaceable man; Sir Patrick is sadly missed, but like many people I am forever grateful that his life's path brought him into my own life. As a child, it was a small Observer's book of Astronomy, written by Patrick Moore which began my love of all things celestial, and which has remained with me through my adult life. It was a great privilege several years ago to see him in person, an experience I shall always remember. His legacy is reflected in all of us who, on the coldest nights, wrapped up in many layers turn our eyes skywards to marvel at the beauty and mystery above us; while we remember how his enthusiasm and dedication inspired us to share it all with him.

From: David Hyde
Country: Uk stoke

Since I was 8 my dad recorded the night sky so we both could watch Sir Patrick tell us more about the universe he made the night sky brighter with every time he talked about the universe. There is one more star in the sky with his passing sleep well Sir Moore

From: Helena Harvey
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Such a remarkable man. Thanks for inspiring a lifetime of loving our amazing universe. Your enthusiasm was so infectious.

From: Toby Arkless
Country: UK

You inspired me and thousands of others. A talk you did at my school inspired a lifelong interest in the stars and solar system. Rest in peace and enjoy being up with the stars yourself.

From: michael shae
Country: UK

Inspirational . The reason I look at the sky the way I do , the reason I buy telescopes , the reason that astronomy became a life long interest . Thankyou . RIP .

From: Clive Whiteside
Country: Scotland

Sir Patrick Moore was a true Gentleman who made Astronomy a topic that everyone could understand. RIP

From: Gary Houghton
Country: uk

If It Hadn't been for Patrick Moore, I would never had been Interested In the Apollo program back In the sixties & seventies. His commentary was second to none and Inspired me and my generation.

From: Mo
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I met Sir Patrick 14 years ago and spent a lovely 15 minutes chatting to him about my young son's passion for astronomy. He gave me his address for my son to write to him, which he did. Sir Patrick wrote to him and sent him some of his books. He was a lovely genuine and generous man who inspired generations of children to look to the skies and will be sadly missed.

From: Kate
Country: UK

Sir Patrick Moore will be much missed. However, having inspired so many people to the wonders of astronomy, his enthusiasm for science, his wit and thoroughness of understanding of all around him will surely live on for a long time to come!

From: Ian
Country: England

R.I.P. Sir Patrick, watched him for 40 years, he was a star amongst the stars. Shine bright Sir Patrick, we'll keep a look out for you in the night sky.

From: Susan & Michael
Country: UK

It was a pleasure to have known Patrick and ptolemy. He always made us feel welcome at his home, not to mention the interesting conversations we had. Patrick, you'll be sadly missed.

From: Simon Foley
Country:

Very sad. I met Patrick when I was a student studying Physics at Birmingham. He was giving a lecture about Mars. It was the only time I saw the large lecture theatre full.

From: Oliver Jarvis
Country:

You made and excellent contribution to the world and were a wonderful character :)

From: jan keaney
Country: scotland

A true inspiration.Thank you Sir Patrick,may you rest in peace.

From: Bryan Sisson
Country: United Kingdom

R I P Sir Patrick. I, like million of other loyal fans will miss you very much...a very, very sad loss.

From: Tahlia Walker
Country: England, UK

I would just like to thank you for being such a huge inspiration to me and many others... you will be sadly missed. Rest in peace Sir Patrick.

From: Keith Gilbertson
Country: UK - England

God bless you Sir Patrick. Strangely, I heard of your demise as I was assembling my new telescope which I would probably not have bought without your influential programmes. RIP.

From: Rich Cartland
Country: UK

Thank you sir for your infectious enthusiasm, you have no doubt inspired many. A true legend,R.I.P.

From: Andrew Greatrix
Country: England

A truly consistent man and as an inspiration to generations Sir Patrick is literally "up there" with Neil Armstrong . You will be greatly missed God bless you Sir Patrick Moore

From: Sorrel Dendy
Country: UK

Shall be missed by many. What a wonderful man. Thoughts with all who knew him.

From: Penny & Brian Hayden
Country:

Our inspiration to watch the skies and to teach our children to respect science. Thankyou Patrick.

From: cathy mckay
Country:

There goes a truly inspirational man. May he rest in peace, he will be missed.

From: David Rothery
Country: UK

Inspired me as a schoolboy last century, gave me hospitality and friendship as a guest on Sky at Night this century. Whervever he is now, somebody please give him a glass of Moon-water to drink ;-)
I showed him pictures of my kittens last month, and he asked after my horses, and whether they were affectionate. Patrick leaves a very big hole behind him.

From: Philip King
Country: England

R.I.P Sir Patrick Moore, what a legend.

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From: Will Harris
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Very sad news about Sir Patrick Moore

From: Danny Mallon
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Patrick you were the best science/space/astronomy broadcaster ever Television has lost a true giant. Farewell Patrick, rest in peace.

From: Steve Moore
Country: Norfolk England

A true legend and inspiration you will be missed.

From: Gary
Country: uk

RIP Sir Patrick, astronomy has lost a great man, a one off unique person in this field.

From: Sarah Bassett
Country: U.K.

Patrick was my inspiration and ignited my love of astronomy from a young age. A true Gent who showed such enthusiasm and knowledge for his passion and career. I stepped outside earlier and noticed that the sky is shining brighter tonight, it has another star shining down on us now. We have been privileged to learn our passion for Astronomy from Patrick, we have been so lucky to have him grace our Sky at Night for so long, RIP kind Sir. xxx

From: Paul Ede
Country: UK

RIP, you will be sadly missed by so many

From: Andrea Williams
Country:

One of lifes true Gentleman,he will be greatly missed.May you rest in peace & paradise.These a new star in heaven tonight.XXXX

From: Lorraine
Country: England

The world has lost a rare treasure, RIP.

From: Craig Lee
Country: England

The words "Great" and "Legend" are all too often used too freely but both sum up Patrick so well.....a great man,scientist and inspiration to so many and a legendary personality, TV presenter and writer.

Patrick I truly believe that you have inspired more of mans great inventions, discoveries and achievements of the last 50 years than anyone else in this little old World of ours.

Now your spirit is free of it's physical confines to REALLY start to explore the cosmos.

From: tom
Country:

A brilliant broadcasting star... Sad news but a wonderful legacy. He helped deliver the mind boggling, incredible universe to many many people, myself included.

From: Paula, Ian and Ciaran Brown
Country: UK

For Patrick, the altruistic, indispensable, virtuoso... It was a privilege to know you.

From: Anne
Country: UK

Walking past his house in Selsey one day and he invited us in to stargaze up his telescopes! A truly inspiring man. RIP Sir Patrick.

From: Nick Withers
Country: England

Another star in heaven, an inspiration to a million stargazers. I was honoured to have met you. Rest in Peace

From: Aron Briggs
Country: UK

The loss of a great man. As an ex RAF man I remember his visit in the 80's and listening to his dry sense of humour and self-effacing modesty. He was on 'home territory' with the men and women of the Service. A wonderful man to have met.

From: Mick T
Country: UK

Time for your understudies to step up, but it is a very big step. I will look out for you in the skies. Enjoy being with the stars. RIP you are truly a great man..

From: Pete and Denise Lunn
Country: England

A truly remarkable man - thanks for a lifetime's worth of inspiration and entertainment.
Will be greatly missed by fans and felines alike...

From: Paul Hickey
Country:

Thank you for all of your works. You are truly a man of great knowledge and Intelect. The stars fascinate me no end so thank you for your insight. Rip. xx

From: kate percival
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You are a special guy who will be sadly missed, may your life go on for ever in our hearts xxx

From: Lee Thompson
Country: Canada

RIP Sir, you brought the stars into our houses

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is going to sadly missed. he opened my eyes to many posabities.

From: Emma
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Rest in peace Sir Patrick. You inspired me to reach for the stars and now I'm about to study them at university.

From: Mertyl Goovier.
Country:

RIP Sir Patrick. Your legacy lives on in the countless 'young' minds that were inspired by you. May your star shine brightly in the heavens.

From: Phil Wareham
Country: UK

Sir Patrick. Thank you for passing along your universe of knowledge and reason to us all. The sky at Night was fantastic to watch, you took us all to another world. You are a great character and a national treasure. Will be looking out for a bright shining star in tonight's sky!

From: Martin Mobberley
Country: UK

I picked up Patrick's Observer's Book of Astronomy in 1968, aged 10, and was hooked on the man and the subject from that point on. Got my Dad to take me to see him at a BAA Lunar Section meeting two years later..... There was no turning back after that....a lifetime of astronomy, and I even appeared on The Sky at Night now and again.......
Suddenly the world seems a much, MUCH poorer place....

From: andrew abbott
Country: uk

Just like to pay tribute to a great man whos passion of astronomy inspired many generations to look up to the sky and wonder what is up there. Rip flight lieutenant Patrick moore!

From: Toby Howard
Country: UK

Farewell Sir Patrick, we can never thank you enough for all you did, and for the way you inspired so many people.

From: andrew abbott
Country: uk

Just like to pay tribute to a great man whos passion of astronomy inspired many generations to look up to the sky and wonder what is up there. Rip flight lieutenant Patrick moore!

From: David Baxter
Country:

The Moon shines brighter tonight.

From: David Smith
Country: United Kingdom

RIP Sir Patrick. I’ll always think of you when I look up at The Sky At Night. It's your shows that filled me with fascination about what's out there back in the 70's.

From: Darren Thacker
Country:

RIP Patrick,you will be missed may the angels look after you

From: R G Excell
Country: England, United Kingdom

Thank you Sir Patrick. For you the sky was not the limit. And you made it that way for so many of us too.

From: Paul V Gernon
Country: UK

Along with a very special teacher, you enthused me to pursue a career in Science and Education.
Thank you!

I hope that I have paid back some of this debt of gratitude to you and my teacher, by enthusing at least some of the many students whom I have taught.

You will be missed.

From: Neil Corder
Country:

R.I.P Patrick you was the reason I bought a telescope, thank you for your inspiration, your amongst the stars now

From: André Barbosa
Country: Brazil

SEE YOU IN THE SKIES!

From: Pete Wayne
Country: UK

It is with great sadness that I heard the news earlier this afternoon. I first met Patrick when as a teenage amateur astronomer I visited 'Fathings' to visit the man who had so inspired a young mind with his books and his irrepressible enthusiasm. Over the years I met Patrick on many other occasions and his boundless enthusiasm and his gentlemanly kindness are just two of his many attributes that I will remember fondly. I hope he has now fulfilled his wish that the Universe is not pointless and that there was something greater to come and that he has now found that, leaving a void filled with memories for those of us still looking out onto The Sky at Night.

From: Allan Mackay
Country:

Thanks for showing us the Universe Mr Moore.

From: Elizabeth
Country: Wallasey u.k

Patrick will be sadly missed but not forgotten

From: David P
Country: England

R.I.P. Sir Patrick, you will be greatly missed by those who find solace in the nighttime skies. You were an inspiration to so many, including myself when you were generous enough to invite me down to your Selsey home as I was pondering which University to take on for my Astrophysics degree.

From: Caroline van der Velde
Country:

The end of an era.

From: Cliff Sinclair
Country:

Thank you. Rest and peace be with you(and best wishes to Ptolemy) Yours is infinity and beyond cliff sinclair

From: Andrew Nolan
Country: United Arab Emirates

The world has lost a true treasure - a man who inspired so many people with his infectious love of astronomy. He will be sorely missed, but his legacy and passion will live on. He truly was a man of varied talents, and intensely entertaining to watch at all times.

I also remember his narration on the Return to the Forbidden Planet musical fondly.
RIP Patrick

From: marjorie narey
Country: united kingdom

The Sky at Night has lost it's star. Tonight the sky has gained a diamond. R.I.P Patrick. You were one in a million.

From: chris howard
Country: england

A very sad day,sir you will be greatly missed.

From: Colin King
Country:

A true legend and inspiration to all who saw him, he explained the impossible and made it understable for the masses.

From: Salpal
Country: UK

What a gent, what a character, what an amazing legacy he leaves us.

From: Dee Ryan
Country:

One of the greatest minds to have ever exsisted. His capacity to encourage learning minds was unique and must never be forgotten,and the legacy will continue - he has left his army! So grateful to have lived during his time. RIP The Great Sir Patrick Moore

From: John gallacher
Country:

Sir Patrick made me look up! RIP

From: Elf
Country: UK

A man who informed and inspired generations: Cheerio Sir, shine brightly up there, we'll keep looking up!

From: Cliff Sinclair
Country:

Thank you.

Rest and peace be with you(and best wishes to Ptolemy)

Yours is infinity and beyond
cliff sinclair

From: justin reddy
Country: England

will be truly missed, a true icon, he taught me to look at the sky with wonderous eyes.

From: Hilary
Country: United Kingdom

You were a true gentleman, who deserved the title 'Sir'. Well done Mr Moore and thank you.

From: John Maclean
Country: UK

A huge presence in the Universe has left us. He will be remembered. Per Ardua ad Astra.

From: Malcolm Smalley
Country: UK

An inspiration to myself & many others across generations. In 1971 he invited me, aged 10, to his house to meet him and observe with him. He inspired my education and career as I am sure he has done for so many others.
Rest in peace you will be sadly missed

From: MIchael
Country:

Loved him as the Games Master. He is the man who made me look up and think, I wonder what's there instead of just look at the pretty lights in the sky. His interest and enthusiasm where contagious and I loved him for it. My Hero!

From: Neil Stevens
Country: UK

A fine astronomer and a fine gentleman. I was proud to meet him in Chichester some years ago at a fundraiser to save some scopes from Hurstmonceaux. That couple of minutes conversation cemented my love of Astronomy. Sadly missed. There ought to be more people like Sir Patrick on telly. RIP.

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From: Kevin Bradshaw
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Loved watching the Sky At Night, it won't be the same without you. We may have lost a bright star on Earth but the heavens have now gained one.

RIP Sir Patrick.

From: Malcolm Spring
Country: UK

Well what a sad day today. The unbelievable has finally happened. It is a shock in some ways, but over the past few months I thought to myself that the great man was beginning to fade. It was becoming more difficult to understand him and his speech was slurred. I think that's why the beeb took the decision to include his co-presenters a little more, so as to take the pressure off him.
I have only really become more interested in astronomy for the past couple of years and in the early days I bought many books in order to increase my understanding of all things cosmic. Many of those books were written by Patrick and were/are brilliantly written with the amateur in mind (I am by no means a boffin with a PhD, I am a regular guy who likes to point his telescope to the heavens and look at the wonderful sights out there).
In time there will be people asking who will replace him as the presenter of the Sky At Night. How can you replace the irreplaceable? To my mind it would be best to have the regular co-presenters, Chris's Lintott and North, Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel taking over proceedings as I think they do a really great job.
In any case the beeb will do what they will at the end of the day, but as a mark of respect to Patrick's achievements they need to keep things the same. If it aint broke then don't fix it. They could give it a makeover and put some flashy/poncey presenter in and totally kill it.
I certainly hope they don't go down that road.
They need to keep his legacy alive.
Sir Patrick. Gone, but never forgotten...

From: Kerry Hampton
Country: UK

Such a character will always be a loss. Passionate about his work and dedicated to helping us all understand a little more about the universe we are such an insignificant part of. A great life, well led.

From: Chris Jenkins
Country: South Wales

Your Soul can now explore the universe without any restrictions, Your legacy will never be forgotten. Thank-You for opening my eyes to the wonders of the Galaxy.

From: Cliff Sinclair
Country:

Thank you.

Rest and peace be with you(and best wishes to Ptolemy)

Yours is infinity and beyond
cliff sinclair

From: steve
Country: uk

rip patrick,a true genius

From: Jonathan Clough
Country: UK

I looked at Jupiter, her moons, and the Plaides in the clear night sky tonight. Patrick kindled my interest when I was a boy and has been an inspiration ever since. I am so sad that he has gone, but thank him for being such an inspiration over the years, to me and to many.

From: shaun small
Country: UK

RIP Sir Patrick you inspired a generation. Gone but never forgotten

From: Adrian Coppin
Country: England

Dear Sir Patrick, Thank you all the years of your enthusiastic and absorbing insights into the universe around us. A true gentleman and an example of what is best in humans to everyone in every walk of life.

I will look to heavens to find your inspiration each evening. Thank you for everything, kind Sir.

From: Dean Gartley
Country:

He lived long. We prospered from him.

From: Steve Lynton
Country: England

Shame - He certainly inspired me into Science when I was a kid. The "Sky at Night" will never be quite the same - RIP

From: Paul Laws
Country:

There's not may people I look up to/admire but Sir Patrick is one of them. A source of inspiration to many, many amateur [and professional] astronomers.

Will be sorely missed does not cover it.

We are all made of stars.

From: Steve Clark
Country:

The one man who truly made me interested in science and physics... Truly a sad day for us all.

May your star shine to guide us home Sir Patrick!!!

From: Addie Harvey
Country:

The stars won't seem so bright any more with the passing off Patrick Moore. Let's hope the sky at night stays on the air for future astronomers to watch and enjoy.

RIP a great man and friend to the stars.

Sir Patrick Moore

From: James Wilson
Country: England

i like many others especially my age (35) grew up as kids watching Sir Patrick on television and he alone is the reason i got into astronomy and the stars and he alone is the reason i still have a small telescope to this day he will be sorely missed i am absolutely gutted today

rest in peace great man

James

From: electricfender1
Country:

RIP sir patrick you will not be forgoten

From: paddy Farrelly
Country:

Inspiration with longevit

From: Andrew Martin
Country:

Sir Patrick will be sadly missed

From: Gary Hatton
Country: UK

A fantastic mind, a genius of a man who inspired many. God bless x

From: Shaun
Country: England

As a child, Patrick opened my eyes to a new world. I will be forever grateful. One more star has been added to the universe.

From: karen stapley
Country: england

the sky at night will never be the same without Sir Patrick R.I.P but if you look up into the stars you will see him twinkling down on us.so goodnight and god bless a true inspiration xxx

From: Zoe
Country: England/UK

You inspired me to look up. You are in the hearts and minds of millions and will never be forgotten, there can be no greater legacy than that. Rest in Peace, I will look for a new star. x

From: Angela
Country: angela@europeaxess.com

Thank you Sir Patrick Moore, for inspiring us all, we thought you would go on forever, but now you are up there, looking down from the sky at night.

From: gareth gofton-dann
Country: selsey, uk

My father was Patrick's gardener for a few years when I was a child.. he was a lovely man, who always had time for us kids.. a local character, whose prescience in the village will be missed... good innings.. rip x

From: Andy Brown
Country: UK

Such sad news, I met Patrick when he was down in Paignton, Devon during the launch of the softback version BANG!
He was genial and despite suffering the ill effects of a fall earlier in the week, he sat talked AND signed over 250 copies of the book.
A new star must be named after this great man.
He will be greatly missed
The Sky At Night will never be the same

From: Anne G
Country: UK

He blessed us with his passion for the cosmic and the extraordinaries in our sky. A light has just extinguished itself on Earth. The stars will shine brighter tonight to welcome him where he truly belongs. Sr Patrick Moore we will miss you back here. Safe journey home.

From: Gillian Herrmann
Country: Germany

A great man - who was part of my childhood - will be sadly missed

From: Eileen
Country: Uk

RIP to a lovely man that opened the universe to simple mortals,

From: Sue wood
Country: London

What a big lost to the world my he rest in peace my thoughts are with his family and friends x

From: Stefan S.
Country:

Good bye, thnx for so many years full of inspiration...

From: Robert Burrows
Country:

Thanks I learn so much from You RIP Patric

From: Stefan S.
Country:

Good bye, thnx for so many years full of inspiration...

From: Chris Dansey
Country: UK

Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.

From: Jon Masters
Country: UK

Sir Patrick - such an inspiration to the World.
Enough said :-(

From: Rob
Country: UK

Greatly saddened to hear of Sir Patrick's passing. Funny how one it of news can make the world a dimmer place.

Farewell Patrick, your shoes may never be so filled as your jackets.

From: Carol Wynn
Country: Scotland

I am so sorry to hear this sad news.Sir Patrick will be sorely missed.I have loved watching and learning about our Universe for years and it was this Great Man who grabbed my attention.Condolences to his Family.MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

From: Terry Powell
Country: Ireland

Patrick Moore, one of the greats, his knowledge he made simple so everyone could understand and brought it to the masses, with the great James Burke, he fire my love of space travel when they both were part of the B.B.C. coverage of the Apollo programme. Sadly missed, but when my son and I look to the stars, we will think of Patrick. A humble man made good.

Thank you Patrick.

From: Kirk
Country: UK

Sir Patrick Moore a true legend in his own time R.I.P.

From: Mrs Amy D
Country: UK

Goodbye, Sir Patrick. I was sure you were immortal, such was your dedication to sharing your love of astronomy with the world. I am sure you will continue to shine amongst the stars!

From: eric johnson
Country: uk

A great man. He had a great sense of humour as can be seen in one of the "anniversary" books he wrote about the Sky at Night (there were several!).

British science has lost a great champion.

From: Dr Ivan Bishop
Country: USA

I grew up watchjing the sky at night
and then I thought I grown up into a professional Astronomoer.
But I never grown up to anything like the powerful figure Patrick Moore represented.
Maybe now he has all the answers he sought in his life. I hopeso.

From: Alan Bennett
Country: UK

On the two occasions I met him, Sir Patrick (he wasn't a Sir then) was very easy to talk to. He was a scholar and a gentleman, and he will be greatly missed.
R.I.P. to this wonderful man.

From: susan vinnicombe
Country:

An inspirational man. R.I.P x

From: helen mac
Country:

You inspired my love of astronomy which continues today and the love which I have pasted to my son RIP amongst the stars Sir Patrick x

From: Peter Howell
Country: UK

A true icon .
The brian cox of is generation
Keep the Sky at night going as a tribute
With Brian May as co presenter with chris lynot

From: Colin Sinclair
Country:

An inspiration. RIP

From: Sally
Country: UK

Very sad to hear of Sir Patrick,s death today - a great man who has inspired so many with his passion, knowledge & enthusiasm for his subject - he will be greatly missed, but his legacy will live on!

From: Richard Mason
Country: United Kingdom

A Great man in more ways than one, it seems like we grew old together, he gave me my intrest in astronomy in the 1950s. I hope he is on his way to play among the Stars and Planets he so dearly loved.

From: Kel
Country:

89 years lived to the full! thank you for being an inspiration for many generations! another star has appeared in the sky today!

From: James
Country: United Kingdom

R.I.P to a great legend of the skies there will never be another like Sir Patrick Moore

From: Peter Thomson
Country: Scotland

The xylophone of time has played its last arpeggio.

So long to Sir Patrick Moore, a man who has caused more folk to look at the night sky in wonder and interest than any other astronomer in the UK. He leaves a black hole where a singular person once existed.

From: Jason Dugmore
Country:

Rest in peace Sir Patrick Moore. An inspiration to both amateur and professional astronomers. A very sad day.

From: Chris Ridley
Country: Ireland

Although I never met Patrick, through his tv programme I would regard him as a sort of father figure in my interest in astronomy. He is an irreplaceable 20th century legend. RIP.

From: Andrew D Lever
Country: united Kingdom

Patrick. You brought the world of Astronomy to the masses with the sky at night, You're knowledge was legendary and enthusiasm infectious. SIR Patrick Moore rest in peace. Best wishes Andrew

From: Nusha Batterbee
Country: UK

You r one in millions you will be sad missing xx thanks for the goods show

From: Rick Flahant
Country: UK

There's a new star in the sky tonight... Farewell Patrick Moore

From: ady orme
Country: england

Thank you Sir Patrick for being the inspiration for generations of stargazers,you will be sadly missed.

From: Brian
Country:

Thank you for your achievements in the science of Astronomy.

From: Andy Heard
Country: England

I read and re-read every book of his that I could find when I was a kid, and had my mother tape record (pre video!) Sky-at-Night because it was on too late. Loved it all.

Sir Patrick will be much missed.

From: Tony Wint
Country:

You were the ultimate british excentric. You were not only a gifted presenter but also quite a mean Xylophone player too. Rest in peace.

From: sue
Country:

We will not see his like again, which makes us all poorer.

From: Chris Laing
Country: UK

This man got me interested in astronomy, physics, everything scientific to be perfectly honest and also entertained me greatly for many years.
You will be missed Patrick, always.

From: Billy Harrison
Country: United Kingdom

The brightest STAR in the sky at Night is know Sir Patrick Moore. A true legend in his field, his enthusiasm and infectious manner has appealed to astronomers all over the world. He will be sadly missed.
RIP Sir Patrick.

From: Chris Webb
Country: UK

Very sad to hear the news of Sir Patrick's passing. Sir Patrick Moore was an inspirational presenter who persuaded many people that technology and science were interesting and exciting. He will be missed.

From: Wyn
Country:

Just gone to take a closer look up there.
*********** A true shining star ***********

From: Dave Stenning
Country: London

I will miss you Patrick, you're the reason I look up at night. Good bye.

From: Peter Jamieson
Country: Scotland

I'm really upset to hear about the passing of Sir Patrick Moore. My father had a copy of 'Astronomy' and I read to cover-to-cover on a regular basis. It inspired me to look at the sky whenever I got the chance, and I've now passed this enthusiasm on to my children.

I can only hope that someone picks up the baton of popularising astronomy and science in general, although I think that these subjects are much more mainstream nowadays.

From: Dave Stenning
Country: London

I will miss you Patrick, you're the reason I look up at night. Good bye.

From: Martyn & Maggie Osborne
Country: United Kingdom

Sir Patrick, you are a true icon & inspiration to us all. You will never be forgotten. May you rule the world, & the universe, & be with the stars above. Thank you Sir. RIP x

From: Lars Hagman
Country: England

Thank you Sir Patrick for making Astronomy and Astrophysics fun and interesting. You inspired me in my childhood and you gained my utmost respect in adulthood. Now you are among the stars you so loved watching. Rest well Sir.

From: Debbie
Country: Uk

...and he played the xylophone! What a great man, what a loss to the universe.

From: Jen Pumfleet
Country:

RIP Patrick. Your enthusiam & expertise were infectious & inspirational. Thank you.

From: David Bradley
Country: UK

A lovely man, a true professional who inspired others with his passion and enthusiasm.

From: David thomson
Country: england

a great loss to the world of astronomy and allso to tv,patrick had that much
enthusiasm fo his subject it just rubbed onto you ,will be missed by countless people for what he truly was,a
true gentleman

From: Jacqueline Rudderham
Country: Scotland

Thank you for so many happy memories of watching "Sky at Night" when I was a child. I loved that program and you always made astronomy easy to understand.

From: MIRTA SERRANO
Country: ARGENTINA

EL MUNDO DE LA ASTRONOMÍA HA SUFRIDO UNA GRAN PERDIDA. SIEMPRE LO RECORDARÉ

From: C R McGowan
Country: USA

Did not know Sir Patrick Moore but I am heartened to read about his life and also to observe the love with which his friends expressed their high reguard for him.
GOD BLESS

From: Robert Redfearn
Country: New Zealand

RIP Sir Patrick Moore. You inspired many to look to the Heavens and I'm sure you're being given the grand tour of them now. It's a better view from up there isn't it?

From: Tony Winfield
Country: UK

Such a sad loss for world of astronomy.A true national treasure.He will be sorely missed..But thank you Patrick for making me look at the stars.....

From: morgan
Country: england

Deep across the oceans of space and the chasms of your mind communicate the vastness and beauty of space like no other and brought it within our touch. God Bless Sir Patrick and we only had to imagine it was with us as we are all apart of it.

From: Anne McDonnell
Country: dublin. Ireland.

A brilliant man. What the world has lost Heaven has gained. RIP Sir Patrick Moore.

From: James O'Ryan
Country: UK

The loss of a true icon... I am a Geek and always watched the sky at night. Thank you for all the years of enthusiasm. I for one shall miss him.
R.I.P Sir Patrick Moore

From: fabio castelluccio
Country: italy

Be infinite! We need you

From: ruth
Country:

i reamber finding out that you could find out his phone number in the phone directory after reading his autobiography, so pleased i had a chance to speak to this great man, you will so missed but i know you have been ready to go for a long time xx

From: gERRALYN iNGRAM
Country: uk

rip the man who taught severaal generations to look up with curiosity as well as wonder.

From: Lee Warren
Country: England

Along with my French teacher Bob Mizon, Sir Patrick inspired me to look up rather than forwards, giving me a lifelong interest in astronomy. Like Johnny Ball with maths, Sir Patrick made it easy to understand what was being said and presented it in a fun way.

From: Jacqueline van Wijk
Country: Netherlands

Rest in peace, Sir.

From: Barry Mitchell
Country:

You'll be very much missed. Thank you for all you have done.

From: Steve Murray
Country: Uk

I grew up watching this man on tv. Rest in peace. You will be sadly missed. Tonight when I see the stars, you will be in my thoughts.

From: Tina Lansdell
Country: England

RIP Sir Patrick, probably my biggest inspiration in astronomy. He was the one who truely got me interested in the stars, and fascinated me as I studied the subject. Meeting him at Astrofest was just so amazing I was literally speechless to have such an inspiration in front of me. Patrick, you will be missed. RIP. x

From: Simon Whitworth
Country: England

A true television legend. Brought the wonders of the stars to us all. Now he can take his fully deserved place among them.. RIP good sir...

From: Mark Adams
Country: United Kingdom

Rest In Peace Patrick. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm in the Stars and Space :) The Sky at Night wont be the same without your prescence :( Sleep well Gamesmaster and I hope Lorna was their waiting for you :)

From: Linda Johnson
Country: UK

So sorry to hear the sad news i thought this man would live forever,my thoughts are with Sir Patricks family."Some where over the Rainbow "x♥x

From: Ian
Country: England

A real visionary who let the world know what the Universe is all about. Such a sad loss.

From: Tim Burgess
Country: UK

Here's to a great man, who will be hugely missed. Your the reason I started looking into the night sky! Rest peacefully Sir Patrick.

From: Ron Luton- Brown
Country: Norfolk, UK

A wonderful man with great enthusiasm that inspired people to learn xxx

From: tony knights
Country: united kingdom

R I P one more bright star in the sky

From: Christina Alley
Country: London, UK

An inspiration to generations. Will be sadly missed. The sky at night will never look the same again.

From: Peter
Country: Wiltshire, UK.

RIP Patrick.

You were an inspiration to generations who looked up at the sky at night.

From: Alex R
Country: Britain

You were an amazing person! You had such an interesting and fulfilled life. We are all very sorry to hear of your passing.
We hope that you will be remembered for all history. You, Sir Patrick Moore, are an utter legend. You will be dearly missed...
xxx

From: Tom Laverty
Country: Scotland

Patrick was the man who inspired me to think about what was out there. To understand that humanity was connected not only to the earth and it's other inhabitants, but to everything in the universe.nwhile other have arrived to help spread the word over the years and to help popularise astronomy, Patrick is undoubtedly the father of all of them...
He will be sorely missed in a world that still struggles to shake off it's need for myths in a world where science should take its true place as the bedrock of Humanity's quest to improve.

From: Gary Jones
Country: Norfolk, UK

Thank you Patrick, you have been an insperation to me. The Sky at Night will not be the same without you. Rest in Peace Sir.

From: chris
Country:

A great man!! R I P

From: neil stevens
Country:

He has inspired many people.many more could do with being like this true gent!

From: Maryclare Foa
Country: UK

If we look closely at the moon tonight perhaps we might see that it is wearing a monocle - thank you PM for inspiring and enlightening our lives-

From: JOHN DOIG
Country: PERTH,SCOTLAND

A GREAT LOSE BUT AN INSPIRATION TO MANY

From: Adam Standen
Country: England

Will be missed. His was one of the few programmes I was allowed to stay up late to watch RIP

From: SUSAN BENZIE
Country:

The world is a colder place in your passing. Your likes are few and far between. RIP.

From: evelyn day
Country: great britain

you ar going where you love the most ,ths sky to be the brightest star evere r.i.p. x

From: gary whyatt
Country:

Very sad to hear of sir Patrick's passing.the sky at night will never be the same.

From: Rodney Mackay
Country: Scotland

A fantastic and brilliant man, who will be gently missed.

From: Jillian
Country: England

R.I.P sir Patrick thank you for showing us the universe with such enthusiasm you will be saddly missed God Bless you x

From: Brian Crook
Country: UK

I'm sure he will be shining bright among the stars he loved. RIP Sir Patrick, I will miss you and your great insight into the world of Astronomy.

From: Stephen Keene-Elliott
Country: United Kingdom

Like so many amateur astronomers, Patrick was such an influence on me - through his books and tv shows. Such a great loss

From: Martin Aldridge
Country:

Thankyou for making Astronomy interesting and understandable for the masses. You were a great man and communicator

From: Victoria Cousins
Country:

Inspirational, charismatic, unique.

From: Carl Wilding
Country: England

RIP Patrick, You were and always shall be an inspiration...

From: Rachel Barley
Country:

A totally True Honest Soul which was a Childhood and Adult Hero through my life and a ruddy wonderful Musician.
The Universe has gained a beautiful new Star in its make up and the Earth has lost a treasure.Rest in Peace INSPIRATION and dream caster:)x

From: James Kyle
Country: UK

At the age of 40 I've only just brought my first telescope in the last two weeks and been blown away by what I've seen. And it was you and your enthusiasm that finally got me. Thank You.

From: kathleen vick
Country:

grew up watching you and loving your delivery of the universe,you are now a bright shining star in the sky yourself,you will be missed,my thoughts and prayers to your family and friends,god bless.

From: Catherine Goodwin De Sousa
Country: England

Very sad to hear of the passing of Sir Patrick Moore, who inspired my love of astronomy and the universe. You will be greatly missed. When we next look at the moon through our telescopes, we will think of you. May you now take your place amongst the stars.

From: david taylor
Country: England

Sir Patrick had a great brain and his enthusiasm for the earth and planets has inspired everyone and thanks to Patrick and with Brian may and everyone we know the world is a much sadder place.

From: Darren Lysenko
Country: UK

Every time I look at the moon, I think of Neil Armstrong; but tonight, Sir Patrick, the rest of the sky belongs to you.

From: Amelia
Country:

Patrick got me into astronomy from a very early age. A wonderfully talented man. Thank you, may you rest in peace.

From: Sharon Claridge
Country: England

I'm sure I'm not alone in finding myself fascinated by astronomy thanks to watching Sir Patrick's wonderful programme when I was a child. Superbly engaging with his passion shining through, he'll be greatly missed.

From: Dylan Wyn Jones
Country: Cymru / Wales

Seren arall yn y ffurfafen heno, gyda edmygedd am bron į ganrif o ddiddanu ac addysgu, parch heb ei ail..
Another star in the heavens tonight, with respect and admiration for nearly a century enthusiasm and educating, without equal.

From: Hazel Lewry
Country: Scotland.

A truly singular gentleman who made astronomy accessible for the many.
Another star added to the sky at night. Thank you for your enthusiasm Sir Patrick, thank you.

From: Karen Berry
Country: UK

A truly inspirational man, who will be missed by many, and often remembered when we glance up at the stars.

From: John Murray
Country: The UK

May your soul soar amongst the heavens and the stars that you loved so much.

You will be missed the world has lost one of its finest gentlemen today.

Rest in peace Sir Patrick

From: H
Country:

sometimes the brightest stars do burn the longest. Thank you, Patrick and RIP.

From: Pritam Pabla
Country: UK

He was a real inspiration and he lived life to the max!! I loved watching his TV shows. Thanks for all the education, knowledge and enjoyment you shared with the world.

From: Susan Baines
Country: UK

You were a cultural institution for at least two generations. May you be reunited with those you have loved and lost.

From: Ming Merciless
Country: Uk

Sir P - RIP. You made the universe that little bit more understandable to mortals like me

From: Gary Sherman
Country: United Kingdom

We always knew we'd lose him one day, but the shock and sadness is no less for it. Thank you Sir Patrick for all your encouragement, humour and knowledge. Lets now think of Ptolemy and hope that he will be cared for in the way Sir Patrick would have wanted.

From: Mark Fawcett
Country:

there's another bright star in the skies from tonight...

From: Lee H
Country: nottinghamshire

So sorry to hear of Patrick Moore's death. So glad he was able to pass peacefully at home. I started watching him on Sky at Night in the as a boy, until the most recent episode. He inspired my own interest in Astronomy and Space Exploration. Thank you so much Patrick.
Rest in peace

From: Alan Wright
Country: Ireland

A great man. The world is a smaller place now.

From:
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been there all my life, will be sadly missed

From: John McCaskie
Country:

Such an influential figure in my life, rest in peace Sir Patrick.

From: David
Country:

Amazing Man Amazing Talent sorely missed

From: Henry Forlong
Country:

What a Great Man

From: S J W
Country: UK

Had an engaging presence about him and made astronomy interesting.

From: Kerry Adie
Country: UK

Thank you so much for all you brought to astronomy. You will be sorely missed Sir Patrick. May you find clear skies and clear optics.

From: Paul Watson
Country: UK

A great and inspirational man. A massive loss to Astronomy.

From: Arifa Isabel
Country: The Netherlands

Thank you and rest in peace, dear Sir.
You will be missed!

From: James W
Country: UK

Watched his programs, read his books and seen him live. An inspirational man. He kicked off my interest in astronomy which I maintained to degree level. He'll be missed but not forgotten.

From: Sorrel
Country: UK

A great man, an inspiration to many.

From: Chris Gale
Country: England

Sir Patrick Moore was a true great and a wonderful ally and inspiration to all of us in the anti-hunting campaign for decades. He edited ‘Against Hunting’ in 1965 and year after year helped to campaign against bloodsports. He also did a huge amount for the welfare of cats which he was devoted to. After the passing of the Hunting Act he continued to speak out, challenging politicians on all sides and supporting the campaign to strengthen the law.
Thank you Patrick for your lifetime of support of the campaign against cruelty to our wildlife and for inspiring and supporting us over so many years.

From: Stuart Williams
Country: United Kingdom

The world has lost an inspirational man, I always admired his enthusiasm and presenting style.

RIP Sir Patrick Moore

From: Ian C
Country:

You made astronomy accessible to all, for that we will be eternally grateful.

From: Dave
Country: UK

A truly inspirational man he will be greatly missed

From: John Whitby
Country: Uk

Do you rember him on the morcombe and wise show playing the xylaphone !!! Brilliant

From: Wendy Brice Thompson
Country: UK

An icon from my childhood. All my sympathies to Sir Patrick's family and thanks for the adventure.

From: Ann O'keife
Country: United kingdom

With love and gratitude to such a visionary human being, entertainer, cat lover, and thoroughly decent man.

From: John Belton
Country: UK

A man who inspired me to keep trying.

From: John Morrison
Country: UK

Sir Patrick Moore was a great British hero. He did a great deal to enlighten and enthral us all.
May he always be remembered as a leading light in the world of astronomy. A truly great man. We have so much to be grateful to him for.

From: Mike Carlin
Country: England

There's a new star in the sky tonight. God's speed, Sir Patrick

From: Leigh Smith
Country: England

A true legend, sad to see him go. I just hope that in an age of reality tv shows, programs like the sky at night don't die with him - he was such a big source of inspiration to so many, as sad as his death it would be even sadder if there was no one to inspire people in the same way in the future. RIP Sir Patrick Moore

From: Eamonn Medlar
Country: Ireland

The human race just lost one of it's brighest lights.

We must just KBO før Ragnarok

From: Tim G
Country: UK

I've watched Patrick Moore and The Sky at Night for as long as I can remember. A televisual Titan, we shall ne'er see his like again. And the world is poorer without him. Thanks, Patrick, for infecting us all with your contagious enthusiasm for all things stellar. You'll always be remembered fondly, and sorely missed, from this day on.

From: David Campbell
Country: South Africa (presently)

Sir P ( people please read this quickly in a Sir P manner, consise, authoritative, genial all at the same time). The sky at night can never be viewed without evoking your memory. I shall name all stars "Sir Patrick", failing that "Ptolomney" (that blessed cat of yours!!) as I could never remember Asia Minor or whatever, but I could always remember you and your eternal enthusiasm. Rest in peace in the stars. You were one. You are one. David Campbell (admirer).

From: Mr & Mrs Chris Reid
Country: UK

We thank you for all the amazing shows, you had so much love & passion for the universe it inspired both of us. You leave a legacy unmatched by anyone else, the world will miss you & as we all look at the sky at night you will be remembered as its champion. RIP Sir Patrick Moore

From: Robert Chantler
Country:

it was this man who got me interested in whats in our night sky, he will be greatly missed.

From: Stephen Midghall
Country:

Patrick Moore, an inspiration to me throughout my life and a truly great man! It has been a pleasure to watch Patrick and Sky at Night for all of my life. Thank you Patrick. Long may Sky at Night continue.

From: Nick
Country:

The stars will shine brighter now you are with them

Rest in peace Pat

From: Ian Peck
Country: Northern Ireland

Never mind a loss to Astronomy, Sir Patrick is a huge loss to humanity. A truely inspirational individual. R.I.P.

From: Graham Story
Country: England

A Great person and an inspiration.

From: Jeff
Country:

Thank you Sir Patrick for being the person that so inspired my interest in astronomy. To listen to you was like listening to a friend that wanted to share everything he could, about something he obviously loved. I had the privilege of listening to a local small slide show given at my local astronomy club by Sir Patrick, never seen so many silent people enthralled by anything, as much as the were that night.
To say Sir Patrick Moore was a legend does not come close to describing his impact and influence on so many amateur astronomers.
RIP Sir Patrick

From: Jo Mildren
Country: England

So sad to hear the news today. He was a star. I saw him do a talk in Worcester a few years ago and he was brilliant. I can't believe he was on The Sky at Night this week and now he's gone. So sad.

From: Toby
Country:

Thank you for opening so many eyes to the wonders of the sky at night. You will be missed

From: Leon
Country:

An inspiration. My love and fascination of the universe was down to Sir Patrick and watching the Sky at Night as a child.

RIP Sir Patrick.

From: mariaameliacampbell@gmail.com
Country: Scotland

So very sorry to hear of sir Patrick's death, such a great loss, may the stars always shine on him. Maria Campbell

From: Alan McKean
Country:

PATRIKU
Tonight's sky will shine
With a extra special star,
even through the clouds

From: Phil Cousins.
Country: UK

Thank you Patrick.

From: Toni Ruckwood
Country:

As a child I looked up to Sir Patrick and then beyond. He opened the eyes and minds of a generation. Thank you and God speed.

From: Chris Halsey
Country: uk

Sorry to see such.a.great man leave us. Truly inspirational and I count myself lucky to have meet him. Shine on, Patrick.

From: Eric Seddon
Country: UK

The nation has lost one of its greatest ever national treasures.

From: Julie Ward
Country: Blackpool

An inspirational man.

From: Francois
Country:

Sad to hear that Sir Patrick Moore left us today. Wishing him the best of luck in the stars ... The sky at night will never be the same.

From: jeff
Country: england

always seemed like a top bloke, and a credit to the country. will be missed!

From: Paul Brosnan
Country: Wales

First knew of him as a narrator on an Atari Game of all things, Krystal Chronicles ^^
That's what drew me to his real work.
I'm sure his family are proud.

From:
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Up where you belong. RIP. inspirational life.

From: Nick Harding
Country: UK

The passing of a true great. I am thankful, like countless others, for your personal (typed) letters in which you answered, with patience, my astronomical questions. These will now be treasured. Thank you Sir Patrick for your inspiration. RIP.

From: steve jones
Country: united kingdom

Fantastic man,his enthusiasm inspired me as a child and Iam now 56yrs. God bless him and may he live on in our hearts.

From: Barbara N
Country: UK

May your star shine twice as brightly. May The Sky at Night show go on! You will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace.

From: grant dodds
Country: uk

Simply one of the best minds in the world. he has inspired more people than we could ever count. he will be sorely missed by many. my thoughts go out to his family and friend this holiday season..

From: Vicki
Country: Northumberland, UK

Thank you for the times I slept on the bus on the way to school after staying up too late watching The Sky At Night.

Thank you for the Young Astronomer book that became dog-eared and frost bitten after endless nights spent outside with my tiny first Tasco scope.

Thank you for instilling the wonder and the endless fascination of the stars for so many people young and old alike.

You legacy lives on, this is written while my two year old is pointing out into the sky and yelling, "Theres Jupiter! Hes a REALLY big one!!"

From: Amanda
Country: Ireland

Extremely saddened to hear about the passing of Sir Patrick Moore. A great man, will be fondly missed! RIP

From: Gabrielle Smith
Country: England

Thankyou Sir Patrick for bringing the far far away into our front rooms. You have been a wonderful influence on my life and my studies. I will be forever grateful and shall watch next weeks meteor shower with you in my heart xxx

From: Peter Viney
Country: Wiltshire

All I shall say is thank you Patrick. Thank you for your enthusiasm, and thank you for telling us to look up.

From: Pam Moon
Country: Wales

Shine on sweet man. RIP

From: Andy Blaber
Country: Scotland

Without you I would not have been inspired to look up at the sky, learn and then tell my children of the wonders above their heads. Rest in Peace.

From: Mike Gage
Country:

A truly sad loss. Sir Patrick is irreplaceable. Thank you, for everything.

From: Julie
Country:

I true icon, legend and man. He will be sorely be missed and his inspiration will live on in many decades to come. Thank you, Sir Moore for inspiring me to look up and wonder and be amazed at what is out there. I hope your soul rests in peace xx

From: David Hulme
Country: UK

As we all did, i watched TSAN with enthusiasm. He came accross as a good man, who would answer questions from children with the passion and enthusiasm for the subject that came accross in all his work. I wimped out of meeting him at an event for the public at Jodrell bank, will regret that for ever ! The clouds have cleared now so time for a drop of mulled wine whilst watching the stars. Thank you Sir Patrick for inspiring and entralling a small kid (ok big) for 40 yrs

From: Alun Heseltine
Country:

Yet another person who was inspired to look up at the stars after seeing this great, if somewhat eccentric man. He will sorely be missed.

From: Mark Wiggin
Country: UK

Sir Patrick Moore was an inspirational figure who enthused countless numbers of people of all ages and backgrounds to take an interest in Astronomy.
There was never anyone quite like him, and I doubt if there will ever be anyone to compare with him again.

From: Chris Rogers
Country: UK

A fantastic fellow who lead the way in bringing science and astronomy to the masses and inspired many into the field.

He now plays his xylophone among the stars.

May he rest in peace.

From: Emma Tonkin
Country: UK

I met Patrick Moore when visiting Jodrell Bank with my father (who has left his own tribute here). Choosing to study physics was all about the influence of Patrick Moore, Richard Feynman and Carl Sagan. You taught me to put down the books, go outside and look at the sky.

From: Lesley Mahon
Country:

You were a constant at the beginning of my life, I would listen to you on The Sky at Night and look up to the stars and try to imagine how far away they were, I could not comprehend then, and I still can not now, I don't feel too bad now knowing you felt too. Has a star died or a star born, who will ever know

From: Stuart Shickell
Country:

simply a legend..... you will be missed.

From: Darron Mould
Country: UK

Farewell Sir Patrick. If it wasn't for you I wouldn't have seen the wonders of the universe I have seen over the years, nor would I have a telescope and a love of astronomy. Thank you so much.

From: Gordon
Country: England

I thought Patrick would go on forever. I never imagined the world without him. A very sad day

From: Natalie
Country:

I inherited a copy of your book "An Atlas of the Universe" and ever since glancing through it for the first time I have loved astronomy. Next year I will hopefully be starting my undergrad Astrophysics degree. I will look up to the sky tonight on your behalf.

From: helen stanko
Country: dorset,uk

My husband and i were sat in bed last night watching you on the sky at night and i happened to say that the program wouldnt be the same without you and it wont,you always had such an infectious enthusiasum for your astrology which made an otherwise above my head subject totally facinating,its been my privalige to have watched you,thankyou.xx

From: Christine Bamforth
Country: UK

I have met Sir Patrick a couple of times and always found him interesting to talk to. His knowledge was vast and he inspired my interest in Astronomy. He will be sadly missed by many

From: Suzi Towler
Country: UK

What an amazing man. Inspired me to start looking at the sky properly when I was 13. Thank you for extending my little world.

From: Rafael De Melchor
Country: Uk

Above all else a wonderful, warm, completely engaging, thoughtful, considerate & kind Gentle-Man - Thankyou for always making me smile Sir Patrick RIP

From: Mike lynn
Country: England

Farewell.. You where an inspiration to so many people... Including me...

From: Alex Cooper
Country: UK

I was fortunate enough to once attend a lecture of Sir Patrick's. As ever he was knowledgeable, insightful and humorous.

The world (as we know it) has lost what is, for me, one of its most fascinating inhabitants.

From: Gill Bennett
Country: england

Such an inspiration to many.What a true gentleman & he will be sorely missed. RIP Patrick

From: Ian Simpson
Country: UK

If it hadnt been for Patrick I'd never have had the life long love of Astronomy and space travel. A huge inspiration to so many of us ..... :(

From: Pete Gardham
Country: England

RIP Sir Patrick. Got me started and inspired in astronomy over 30 years ago and countless others. The night sky is One star brighter now.

From: Richard Myrie
Country: UK

I was introduced to Patrick by my old lecturer from University of Hertfordshire some years ago at Astrofest. I remember telling him that the first book I ever borrowed from a public library (I was 8) was one written by him. The book triggered a lifelong interest in astronomy, for which I am very grateful because it has given me so much pleasure over the years. I'm now 53. Thank you, Patrick.

From: lance toone
Country: Uk

On tv before I was born and has always shared his enthusiasm for his science I always look up whenever I am outside and recognise constellations and planets that he has spoken of he will be sadly missed. By many "ordinary" people. A great man

From: Dan Farmer
Country:

If the skies are clear tonight look east & you will see Jupiter in all its glory, take a look & tip your hat to a great man that got so many to look up.
Thank you

From: Darryl Johnston
Country: UK

Without the great Sir Patrick I would never of looked up or got past level 13.

From: John Collins
Country: UK 01707 883174

Like with so many others he fuelled my love of science in general and all things space in particular.

His knighthood came far too late in my view.

A total eccentric but one who didn't take himself too seriously as well.

The galaxy let alone the world won't be the same without him.

From: Paul Adams
Country: England

Patrick was an inspiration and has done more for astronomy and opening up the cosmos to a level of understanding for the common man than anyone else on this planet. He will be missed by all and always recognised as a British institution, the world will be a different place without him.

From: Simon Fletcher (astronomy shedder - arioch)
Country: United Kingdom

Thank Sir Patrick for the inspiration you have given millions to discover the wonders of the universe. The inspiration that you gave me all those years ago I will now pass onto my four year old son and eventually my ten month old.
Even after death you will forever inspire future generations to come.
Now whenever I see the moon I will no longer see the man in the moon, I will see the Great Sir Patrick Moore.

God Bless!
Rest amongst the stars In Peace!

From: Robert Howell
Country: Britain

I am 70 and remember going out to see the first transits across the sky of Sputniik. Patrick Moore was a great excentric Englishman.

From: Simon Skidmore
Country: England

An extremely gifted, talented and iconic gentleman who dedicated his life to bringing astronomy to life and sharing his amazing knowledge with others. His enthusiasm for astronomy encouraged thousands of people to follow a career in scientific endeavour and astronomical research.
A life well lived and a person who will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace.

From: The Mein Family
Country: Preesall, lancashire

You have inspired many generations to look beyond the sparkle in the night sky - you will never be forgotten for your enthusiasm, wisdom and energy in bringing the subject of the night sky to life

From: Ruth
Country:

Always an inspiration. Nothing was too much. Always willing to share. A gentleman to the end. Will be sadly missed.

From: Tony Littlelegs
Country: England GB UK

Thank you Sir Patrick For enlightening me too the Stars....GOD BLESS & REST IN PEACE..STAR LIGHT SO BRIGHT

From: luna
Country: italy

Dearest Sir Patrick you have become a new brightest star in the firmament ; you are still lighting our lives and always will.Ypu will never be forgotten.RIP.

From: Elizabeth
Country: England

An end of an era. A man who inspired curiosity and wonder to a small girl, now all grown up, about the universe. Thank you for the information and education. Thoughts go out to friends and family. A legend has gone.

From: Alex
Country: UK

He was such a lovely and fascinating man; eccentric in a truly British way. I remember being a small child watching his show in absolute awe; some of my fondest memories come from watching his program and staring at the sky wondering what was out there. Very few famous people have a genuine impact on your life, more often than not it's superficial, but I can honestly say this wonderful man had an impact on my life! He will be sadly missed

From: mick calver
Country: uk

I first got interested in astronomy because i read one of your books, i eventually meet you and it was a great honour, you were an amazing man who was an inspiration to many people and without you astronomy wouldnt be followed by as many people throughout the world, you will be greatly missed RIP Sir Patrick

From: Craig Marshall
Country: UK

Sir Patrick Moore,
Tour guide to the shinning and mysterious heavens. Your passion, eccentric charm, intellect and inspiration will be missed but will shine on, now and always, you are now for the stars.

From: anthony still
Country:

you have been the inspiration for star gazers around the world,always with an infectious ethusiasm,The Sky At Night will not be the same without you,farewell Sir Patrick Moore RIP

From: Lisa
Country: UK

Thank you Mr Moore, you made me look up and not down and opened a whole universe to me. You were a one off.RIP

From: Martin Hunt
Country: England

A "TV friend" Moore than 40 years, to my mind the real Prime Minister, Patrick Moore fascinated me with his complete commitment to Astronomy and to English eccentric self-certainty.

I know little about his life. But the air of integrity and determined intellectual commentary from this man has never been equalled through any media.


From: Christopher Steers
Country: UK

he was a great man one of my heroes every month i watch his show to help me get ideas for my radio show called seeing stars i hope the sky at night stays on TV RIP Patrick now you can be with the true stars in the sky. thanks to you thousands now understand the sky better.

From: christine stepek
Country:

I remember, as a child, being allowed to stay up well past my bedtime to watch you on the Sky at Night,including your broadcast on the moon landing. Your enthusiasm for astronomy was infectious and it has been a life long interest of mine. Thank you Sir Patrick.

From: Sarah Reason
Country: France

So sad to hear of his death. He was very much a part of my childhood. He made astronomy sound such fun that many of us were inspired. His was a long and productive life.

From: Robin Copeland
Country: U.K.

There is a new bright star in the firmament.
Thank you so much Sir Patrick for bringing so much joy, happiness and wonder into my life.

From: Katy
Country:

Such a sad loss to both broadcasting and the sky. Will be sadly missed. Rest in peace.

From: jax evitt
Country: uk

So sad to hear about the demise of Sir Patrick although the last time i saw him i did think it was inevitable that time was running out for him sadly. He brought the stars and moon also the wider galaxy into our lives. My son and and 5 year old granddaughter frequently get the telescope out and send me pictures. Sir Patrick left a lasting legacy and i am glad i was about in his lifetime to appreciate his knowledge. Prodessor Brian Cox has big boots to fill xxx

From: Deanne
Country: United Kingdom

I have watched Sky at Night from a young age, thanks to Sir Patrick. I am thankful for his inspiration. He was a special man who will be missed by so many.

From: Lee
Country:

The sky at night will be that little bit darker with his passing.

From: Stan Charles
Country: Scotland

Sir Patrick you really were a Star.

From: Ken Windsor
Country: Ireland

It is difficult to find the words to say that have not already been said. I can only agree whole heartedly with every one of them.

But I can say with all my heart. Thank you Patrick, thank you so very much for showing me and many others the wonders of the night sky. I can truely say that you inspired my interest in astronomy way back in early sixty's, when as a young teenager I first watched The Sky at Night, and that interest is still with me today.

Rest in peace Patrick, rest in peace.

From: Phil Aulman
Country: UK

A real inspiration and a true British Gent. You will be long missed. So long, Sir Pat.

From: Brian Kavanagh
Country:

Patrick was such a significant figure and leaves a legacy far beyond what most can dream of. An enormous inspiration. RIP

From: Ian Mayer
Country: UK

On and off over the years I watched you star gazing or playing the xylophone, all done with panache, passion and talent. A sad loss to the world on many fronts you will be missed.

From: Chris Nicholls
Country:

And so another star has joined the night sky, shine brightly sir patrick, you encouraged so many of us to look to the night skies and marvel at it's wonder, for that i thank you.

From: Peter Brooks
Country: UK

A wonderful inspiration for many, RIP. I will look up to the stars tonightin your memory and honour.

From: Anthony Neal
Country: United Kingdom

Thank you Sir Patrick for all the many years of explanation, presentation, discussion and fascination with the cosmos. You were one of the first people who attracted me to astronomy and I am still smitten, decades later. Like us all you are made from within a star and now you will return to the stars. Rest in peace, dear man.

From: Alex McKenzie
Country: Scotland

My deepest sympathy to his Family, he lived a full and sharing life, he has inspired so many people and his passing will will not only be a loss to his family but the world.

From: Steve Arnott
Country: England

Dear Patrick, you taught me to look up at the sky, but first you taught be to look down at my gamepad and enter obscure cheat codes. I thank you for both. Rest well.

From: Nick Bailey
Country: Brum, England

I enjoy watching sky at night when young, thanks to that initial spark of interest he gave me I've looked at the sky on clear nights for the last three decades, one of those rare people who though you don't know personally you still feel you've lost someone close, he presented the programme for a staggering 55 years but his influence will go on for much longer.

From: Stephen shaw
Country: England

What a truly remarkable and inspiring man . No doubt astronomy and astrophysics wouldnt Be what it is today without you.

From: John Stirman
Country: England

Some very moving and poignant posts about Patrick Moore. Though I never got into astronomy he inspired me to look up and wonder about the stars. Rest in Peace big man.

From: Richard Notley
Country:

This man probably influenced my life more than any other. He made me interested in science. What a star! RIP Patrick.

From: Sandra Jess
Country: Scotland

The end of a great era and an even greater gentleman. A hero and inspiration to many. Your wisdom lives on in our hearts.

From: Matt Anderson
Country: UK

An inspiration for so many. The UK has lost a National Treasure today.

From: Martin Dunne
Country: Australia

Patrick Moore was a great populariser of science and astronomy. The universe is an emptier place without him.

From: Pam Roxby
Country: UK

The sky at night will never be the same. What a wonderful man. He will be missed so much.

From: mlmorley@hotmail.co.uk
Country: mlmorley@hotmail.co.uk

Games master can you help me, I've heard there is a warp to world 8 on Super Mario. May I be privy to said information?
Thank you and rest peacefully.

From: Michael Redican
Country: England UK

RIP A remarkable man who brought astronomy to the masses, as a child in 50's his children's science fiction(Kemlo series), gave me inspiration to read more and more.

From: Paul Lewis
Country: England

You brought Astronomy to the masses you inspired the young and the old your legacy will live on for ever.

From: John Taylor
Country: England

RIP Sir Patrick, many thanks for introducing generation to the world of astronomy. The universe has lost a true character.

From: Chrissie C
Country: UK

One black childhood brightened by your ever beaming 'Star in the Night Sky'- watched avidly forevermore.RIP x

From: John
Country: England

Sir Patrick, made me look up & wonder
For that, I am eternally grateful
RIP

From: Graham
Country: UK

An inspiring man taught us all to look at the magical sky...
RIP

From: Gary Bamford
Country: UK

The night will not be the same without you. RIP

From: Rich Ken
Country: UK

Rest in peace Sir Patrick. The world has lost two giants this year - Neil Armstrong and now Sir Patrick. It is a larger planet for their exploits, and may their legacy live on.

From: Andrew H
Country: USA (formerly from UK)

Sir Patrick was the original eccentric scientist on the television. And just seeing the tributes you see how many people were enlightened and inspired to wonder, to learn and even to follow.
Wherever I am, I always look for ORION in the night sky (I have only ever been in the Northern Hemisphere), and thanks to watching Sir Patrick. listening and even learning a little, I could understand why it would at a different aspect here in Florida, to the one I was used to in the UK.

From: Paul Garratt
Country: Warwickshire England

Thanks for being you ,and also for inspiring a hell of a lot us to just look up and really try to just take it all in .thanks again .godspeed

From: Ber Smyth
Country: Irish Republic

A real star, who sparked my imagination. On to your next journey, safe travelling, slan abhaile.

From: Matt Thompson
Country: UK

Such a great loss to the Universe as whole. You never failed to make your work so interesting and enthralling. A face that I grew up watching on the TV, a face we will sadly never see again.

RIP Sir Patrick

From: Tony Murphy
Country: UK

A great inspiration to many, and my personal hero.

Up there with the stars he loved so much.

From: kevin
Country: UK

You were a great man and inspired many to look upward.. RIP

From: Tony Bradshaw
Country: Scotland

World famous astronomer and former RAF Navigator Sir Patrick Moore CBE, FRS, FRAS has passed away peacefully this afternoon at his home.
From 1940 until 1945 he
served as a navigator in RAF Bomber Command, reaching the rank of Flight lieutenant. He first received his flying training in Canada, during which time he met Albert Einstein and Orville Wright while on leave in New York.

A not so Common Man..... who connected with the common man...RIP

Brian Cox ....has to take over and "Run" with the Sky at Night......

From: Sue
Country: England

My hero and legend. . . The sky at night has just gained a new star. RIP Sir. . You Will be greatly missed

From: paul lancaster
Country:

To one of the greatest men ever to inspire a world on the sky's above may you now travel the universe you brought to me. R.I.P. Sir Patrick.

From: Ian Collis
Country: UK

Sky at Night was born three years before I was and always has been part of my life. I followed the Apollo missions on TV with Patrick; I was enthralled watching him talk about Halley's comet at the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon in 1984; I watched as he sat on beach in the rain in Cornwall in 1999 while the UK's only total solar eclipse in our lifetime unfolded above the clouds.
RIP Patrick - I'd love to think that you could say hi to Neil Armstrong, Arthur C Clarke and Carl Sagan.

From: Daryl Knee
Country: Canada

Thank you for encouraging so many to look up in wonder and explore the grand expanse of the universe. A life fully lived! Rest in peace Sir Patrick.

From: Gill Mitchell
Country: UK

Patrick was a bright, shining comet passing through the heavens. I am lucky that he did this during my lifetime. He will be greatly missed.

From: Glenn Chamberlain
Country: UK

You inspired me from an early age and you will be sadly missed. R.I.P.

From: John Nobes
Country: UK

An inspiration to thousands and a genuinely kind, warm human being. My love of astronomy began by watching Sky at Night

From: Tina Rose Cowan
Country: England

Thank You Patrick for inviting me to your home with my son John. You have been an inspiration to me all my life and through you,i have gained my love of astronomy. You were so kind and generous when we visited and it felt like we had always known you.Thank you for the wonderful advice when buying our telescope...you will always be part of our livesxxxxxxxxxxx

From: James Griffiths
Country: England

Iconic, inspiring, respected by many. Will be greatly missed.

From: Chris Halpin
Country: United Kingdom

I am absolutely devastated to hear the news about Sir Patrick Moore. I had the pleasure of meeting him at a series of lectures at UMIST some years ago and he was a true gentlemen, a real inspiration to me. The world is a lot worse off without him.

From: Carl Clarke
Country: UK

God bless sir and thank you.
RIP

From: Lou Jenkins
Country: England

Roam through the heavens
Freed from Earth's gravity well.
Su.Sd9sex stars shine brightest.

From: Paul Eva
Country: UK

The stars were brought closer to me-as a result of Sir Patrick. Tonight, they will shine just that little brighter because the Star of Astronomy has joined them.

From: Eleanor Denver
Country: England

The BBC, astronomy and humanity has indeed lost one of its most wonderful people. Thank you for being in our lives.

From: Bob Mayer
Country: UK

You were the voice of British Astronomy rest in piece Sir Patrick.

From: Richard Bond
Country: UK

A Great Man, and an even Greater Inspiration

From: Martin Peston
Country: uk

RIP Patrick. The most popular astronomer of the last sixty years. Inspiring generations to pursue hobby for both amateur and professional astronomers alike. Will be greatly missed.

From: Frances Carey
Country: UK

RIP Sir Patrick - thank you for all you brought to us and the millions you inspired with your love of astronomy.

From: Nikki Griffin
Country: UK

When I first started teaching I was doing a project on Space and wrote to Patrick Moore with some questions. He wrote back. I have three lovely letters from him. An inspirational kind and generous man. xxx

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From: Simon Carr
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Sir Patrick is not dead, he has just returned to the stars. Rest in Peace

From: steve brokenshire
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R.I.P Sir Patrick you were a true gentleman and a great scientist

From: Samantha Dobinson
Country: Ireland

Your star will shine on forever for all to see... Rest in Peace Sir Patrick..

From: steve brokenshire
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R.I.P Sir Patrick you were a true gentleman and a great scientist

From: MICHAEL O#ROARKE
Country: UK

Word's to describe such a great man are very difficult - however your life has created a special star in my sky at night - "Slan Albhaile "- Safe journey - to your new life!

From: Debbie c
Country: UK

The world has lost a shining star, now up in heaven. RIP great man x

From: John Wells
Country: UK

He got me thinking about science at a very early age, he will be missed. He will be continuing his work in many other universes for ever.

From: Skathi
Country: England

This man saved my childhood and my life. I was going nowhere in life, ready to leave this world and I happened to catch an episode of "The Sky at Night". I was hooked.
I am now pursuing a career in astrophysics. Thanks to this man, I carried on and graduated high school and got into college. I am so, so thankful for Sir Patrick and always will be. Rest in peace.

From: Lisa burwell
Country: Uk

Total hero and absolute legend.

From: Marilyn
Country: UK

An amazing man and an iconic programme. The night sky came alive with your explanations. Thank you.

From: Duncan Whiteman
Country: Uk

@wduncan007: Sad news and sympathy to family and astronomical community as the death of Sir Patrick Moore is announced, may he rest in peace!

From: Cathy
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Make sure you get a front row seat for Betelgeuse, next to Einstein. RIP

From: Jon
Country: UK

I used to love catching The Sky at Night at some weird time of the morning. He was my generations Brian Cox. RIP Sir Patrick Moore

From: Alan Murta
Country: UK

You inspired me throughout my life. I shall always be grateful for the Universe you shared.

From: Teresa
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RIP Sir Patrick. There's another bright, shining star in the night sky.

From: Gillian Brown
Country: UK

Have been watching your programmes most of my life and you have been inspirational. Now I am retired and living in the country I can see the stars as never before on clear nights. When I look at them I will always remember you. Thank you.

From: Kim
Country: England

You have been an inspiration to so many for so long Sir Patrick and will be greatly missed.
RIP - you deserve all the accolades bestowed on you

From: Steve Fx
Country: uk

A guiding star for all interested in astronomy.
Always championing the contributions and participation of amateurs.
Bringing all the wonders of our universe to any and all.
With his uniquely quirky style.
Respected and loved by millions.
An astronomical icon.
A legend in his own lifetime, which I hope will shine on.
... will be greatly missed and fondly remembered ...

From: Sam
Country: UK

Good luck, and Rest in peace

From: Lawrence Craddock
Country: Portsmouth, England

Such a great ambassador for science and making star gazing easy and accessable for the masses. He'll be greatly missed, and what a fitting night on the day he leaves this Earth we have a gorgeous clear sky with Jupiter rising with the constellation of Orion.

Legend.

From: Teresa brown
Country: England

Truly a gentleman..he brought the night sky to life..

From: Glen Bird
Country: UK

A man that followed his own life his way,respect.

From: Mihai Trofenciuc
Country: Romania

R.I.P Sir Patrick Moore and the stars my guide you to finally see the BIG PICTURE!!!

From: Diane Ashton
Country: Scotland

Sir Patrick - a great British eccentric who inspired a whole generation to love astronomy. I owe my love of the night sky to you. Rest in peace, and thank you.

From: Mike
Country: UK

Now wandering around the cosmos, taking a closer look at what he had admired from a distance for so many years. R.I.P. young man.

From: Lewis Ferrie
Country: UK

Your legacy in the world of astronomy will live on, and being a child of the 80's I will always remember you fondly as The Gamesmaster!

From: Lisa
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Sir Patrick
You shall be deeply missed with you great enthusiasm for astronomy that I have been watching all my life because of you.
Rest in peace and as a friend said earlier - there will be a NEW star in the sky this evening

From: Alasdair Middleton
Country: United Kingdom

You opened my eyes, and the eyes of countless others, to the stars. Take a well deserved rest. RIP.

From: Pauline Lollobrigida
Country: UK

RIP sir Patrick, I will look for you sitting on a star!.

From: CATHY
Country:

You have inspired so many people over the years Patrick. Your legacy will live on. Now may you rest in peace, amongst the stars xxx

From: steve morton
Country: england

happy memories from childhood of watching this eccentric, enthusiastic bundle of energy presenting Sky at Night! god bless Sir Patrick, RIP

From: Janice
Country: England

You were one of a kind, you'll be missed by many.

Now you can spend eternity with the stars

RIP

From: Stuart mortimer
Country: United kingdom

A true legend who's legacy will go on for many years. I will never forget him.

From: Steve Taylor
Country: England

Sir Patrick got me into astronomy and space from an warly age. Brilliant man . Now he s at peace up in the stars. Name one after him :)

From: Nikki MacLeod
Country: Scotland

Excentric to the end and an inspiration to generations of people of all ages awed by the beauty and extent of the universe.

From: Hanny van Arkel
Country: The Netherlands

I hope it's okay if I sign this with my 'tribute' over here: http://www.hannysvoorwerp.com/?p=3515

From: David Hinley
Country:

Thank you Sir Patrick. God speed. I will look up for you tonight. RIP.

From: Malcolm Wiles
Country: UK

True British eccentric and inspiration to me and so many other astronomers and scientists. Your legacy lives on in us all.

From: Ian Henderson
Country: UK

An true legend and inspiration to many. Deeply saddened by today's news as I was only watching this month's Sky at Night last night. My interest in astronomy was ignited by Sir Patrick's enthusiasm, passion to share his knowledge.
Rest in Peace.

From: Paola Riccucci
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Will never forget his humour and courage and sense of honour. RIP.

From: Caz
Country: UK

My hero. Bless you.

From: Victoria McQueen
Country: Clynder Scotland

Patrick,

I've followed your work since I was 8, after reading your Atlas of the Universe which you signed for me 10 years ago, that was a day I will never forget.
You inspire me in my Astronomy and my Paintings and I was honoured that you owned one of them, and you will continue to inspire me for forever.

Clear skies

From: TonyI
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Rest in Peace Sir Patrick. You made astronomy accessible to masses. Thank you.

From: Barbara
Country: England

You inspired a love of astronomy and science, in me as you did for countless others. Thank you, Sir Patrick, for such a precious gift. RIP

From: Mark Weaver
Country: England

Rest peacefully Patrick. It is only now that you're gone that I realise how much of an impression you made on me. I'm going outside to look up at the night sky now and remember you.

From: Andi
Country: Uk

Great inspiration, a legend above all others, you will be greatly missed.

From: Robert Hill
Country: Wales

Goodbye Patrick, you will be missed greatly. Thanks for all the years of entertainment and inspiration.

From: Keith Jamison
Country: United Kingdom

Thank you, Sir Patrick. I took an interest in our skies at night, not because of NASA or rockets but because you made your show fascinating. I still feel a tingle whenever I hear the opening bars of 'At the Castle Gate'.

From: Bill Oakes
Country: UK

All my life you have been there, but that time now, its gone.
Another piece gone from the jigsaw, many thanks for all you've done....

From: Carol Tucker
Country: UK

Dear Patrick you have been a constant star in my life, I owe my love of astronomy to you & your teachings, and your legend will live on forever. You inspired so many and will never be forgotten. X

From: Gary Hudson
Country: UK

I shall remember his tremendous generosity. He gave me a signed moon map and then sent - at no charge - a book, duly signed, to my 7 year old son. Inspiring the generations. There's truly a black hole in our universe today.

From: Susan Ruth Howard
Country: United Kingdom

A legend, we all know the stars better thanks to you RIP

From: Nigel Tonkin
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I first saw the tall, slim visionary Patrick at a Humphrey Davy lecture in St Johns Hall Penzance, in the late 50's I think, and moved on to the "Boys Book of Space". I believe my life has been immeasurably more satisfying as a result of this exposure. Can one say more of ones contact with another human being?
Regards to Peter Cattermole, who we met in Morocco (only time I've seen the Zodiacal light) and other places.

From: Michael Searle
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Will be sadly missed, massive contribution to astronomy in this country. Rip

From: Patrick Wilson
Country: UK

He informed, inspired and entertained me over many years, I'll be out with my equipment tonight a drink in one hand and a scope in the other all in Sir Patricks memory, The Sky At Night just wont feel the same anymore.

From: Stuart Mortimer
Country: United kingdom

I've watched Patrick for 30 years and am very sad to hear of his passing. I hope to see a fitting tribute to him in the coming weeks. All my love and thoughts are with everyone close to Patrick, a true legand who's legacy will go on for years. I will never forget him.

From: Gary Wilkins
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Very sad to hear the news. He inspired many people and loved his work until the end. Bless you Patrick and thank you for all that you taught us.

From: Carl Bird
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For me,like millions of others, you were a major influence making me look up to take in all that heavenly glory, from where you now look down.

From: Richard Noble
Country: UK

Thank you Sir Patrick, for inspiring me and helping to set me on a course which, via a PhD in Astronomy, would shape my personal and professional life. I will always remember you with great affection and gratitude.

From: Muteen Hussain
Country: UK

RIP Sir Patrick Moore, the stars won't be the same. The days before the Internet you kept me and many millions informed in the world of space and what will be happening in the coming month. I found out new project, like SETI & Galaxy Zoo from your show. You light a spark in me as a child about space and have passed that on to many others. Your work passion and enthusiasm will live on in your followers. A BIG Thank You

From: JackieWalmsley
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Rip Sir Patrick, you were a national treasure

From: Steve burns
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Simply class!

From: MItch
Country: UK

Sir Patrick Moore, In the early 80's managed to keep a theatre full of excited primary school kids in Somerset hanging on his every word while he talked about the sky. Wonderfully eccentric and though I was knee high, I still remember that day well, think it was the most well behaved our class had ever been...thankyou

From: Sylvia
Country: England

As a child, you inspired me to look up - thank you with all my heart - from stardust, to stardust x

From: Charles Simpson
Country: Great Britain

I cannot think of Astronomy without thinking of Sir Patrick. The two things have become utterly synonymous.
A great loss but rest in peace.

From: Gary P
Country: GB

An absolute legend in the field of astronomy has passed I'm genuinely saddened by this. Patrick you would of been my 1 to 1 if given the chance you sparked my interest in looking up RIP and thanks for everything you always made it interesting sky at night will never be the same
Massive sympathies to your family and friends.

Gods Speed on your journey through the stars

From: Phil Walters
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Thank you for inspiring me to take an interest in astronomy. You will be missed.

From: John Jansson
Country: UK

Thank you, Sir Patrick: you expanded our horizons to the infinite.

From: susanrockett
Country: Britain

Thankyou for showing me to the stars

From: henry kerr
Country: ireland

The world has lost a great man.

From: Mark WicksRO
Country:

RIP Sir Patrick Moore you have been a total inspiration to me and millions of people,You will be truly missed

From: James Scott
Country:

The Sky will be a Little Dimmer Tonight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0_wxHoTl8E

From: Phil Mann
Country: England

His passion and devotion to astronomy was amazing. He continued it right up untill the end. Legend.

From: susan
Country:

Thankyou for showing me the stars.

From: Martin
Country: Cambridge, UK

R.I.P Sir a truly magnificent man.

From: Julie Hepworth
Country: England

An inspirational educator who opened the skies to so many. Thank you for your enthusiasm and knowledge. The brightest star.

From: James Lollobrigida
Country: UK

Very saddened to hear of Sir Patrick's passing. One of my personal heroes, his passionate discussion of our universe on The Sky at Night kept me up way past my bedtime on many occasions. He taught me to look up.

From: John Simms
Country: England

A true legend, a man who was very talented.
Condolences to his family and friends.

From: susan
Country: Britain

Thank you for showing me the stars.

From: Eamonn kelly
Country: scotland

Absolutly gutted to hear that sir Patric had passed away,was just watching him last night on the sky at night,he was the sole reason that I became interested in the moon and all things to do with space,I'm sure he will be sadly missed all round the world by his freinds and family and his loyal fans.

From: Paul Haydock
Country:

RIP Sir Patrick, you inspired me to look up & I have for over 40 years.
Great man, teacher & I will miss you.
Thanks
Paul

From: Brian
Country:

Farewell Patrick. You'll be missed dearly. You are now free to roam the depths space and time

From: Nick Marlow
Country: England

Sir Patrick, thankyou for many great years of viewing pleasure , both on the tv and for nurturing my love for astrIology , truly hope you are now starting a celestial tour reunited with Lorna . thankyou again.

From: Raymond Huis
Country: The Netherlands

R.I.P.

From: Mark
Country: UK

Sir Patrick was the single reason that I became interested in Astronomy in my early years. He seemed such an enthusiastic and warm individual; he made gazing at the sky accessible to both experts and amateurs alike.

I used to love checking in with him via 'The Sky At Night' each month, he will be sorely missed and may he rest in peace.

From: Leon
Country: Wales

Took the people to the stars and brought the stars to the people. Looking through a telescope changes you're perspective. How many perspectives and careers did Sir Patrick Moore change?

From: Laura Keenan
Country: Scotland

You opened my eyes to the skies, made me realise the beauty and vastness of the Universe and I can't thank you enough. This planet's a little darker now you've gone..

From: Alanfscott
Country:

It was the truth.

From: Fiona Phillips
Country: UK

Farewell to a truly inspirational man. Rest in peace Sir Patrick Moore.

From: Geoff Blakey
Country:

A proper star amongst stars, a gentleman who made the night sky a fascinsting & intriguing place to gaze. He will be sadly missed but very fondly remembered

From: James Goddin
Country: Cambridge, U.K.

Sad news of the passing of a great man. Sir Patrick's programmes kept me company during many late nights study and his passion and enthusiasm for his subject were both contagious and inspiring. God bless you, you'll be missed by many, including me.

From: Graham Scott
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Had the pleasure of meeting Sir Patrick when I was a wee lad in October 1982 at a talk he did about Saturn in Wharton Lancs.
He took time to talk to me and my father,the memory has stayed with me over the years.A lovely man.
Welcome to wherever you are Patrick.

From: Richard Knight
Country: UK

There really aren't many TV presenters like him anymore, rest in peace Sir Patrick Moore.

From: Paul D. Swarbrick
Country: UK

Sir Patrick was like a lifelong friend who I never met but learned so much from over the years.

From: Nigel
Country: UK

Thank you for inspiring me. I'm now passing that wonder to my five year old.

From: Tony
Country: UK

Sir Patrick was the main influence & reason for me to open my eyes & look up & within for the truth about the world & the universe when I was younger. A pioneer & hero of mine for ever more, RIP, never, ever to be forgotten.

From: Keith Waterfield
Country: England

Sir Patrick Moore my first TV Hero .. Quote from me at the age of 6/7 "can I stay up and watch Sky a Night please?"... I was allowed and have watched ever since. He was an inspiration for a generation.RIP

From: Sara Wickenden
Country: UK

Farewell Sir Patrick. You were a hero of our age, an explorer who brought the wonders of the universe into the homes of so many. You were an inspiration to me as a science communicator and even now an artist your work has influenced mine. Thank you - it has been a privilege to have been exposed to you through your writings and your programmes. We bid farewell to one of Britain's greats who combined a intellect with compassion.

From: gordon marchant
Country: uk

I will miss you. Great guy always nice to speak to on phone. Funny and loved a joke and cricket. Was always promising to visit him but always things cropt up.
I will miss you dearly. A great guy all round good sport. Without you the sky at night will not be the same.
R.I.P. Patrick you are with the stars

From: Tarjinder Singh
Country:

Sir Patrick was one of the foremost astronomers of the 20th centuary, an inspiration to countless others. Your light will continue forever

From: trevor
Country:

Sleep well amongst the stars sir Patrick ;)

From: Barbara Buono
Country: Uk

RIP Sir Patrick Moore. I have only had the pleasure to meet you once, last year, but I have known and enjoyed watching your "The sky at night" for a while. You will be greatly missed.
ps: Please look after my cat Freddie for me. You will recognize him. HE is a 18yrs old Persian with an attitude.

From: SJ
Country: UK

A truly great British eccentric who's enthusiasm for his subject was just amazingly infectious

From: Freyalyn Close-Hainsworth
Country: UK

He will be greatly missed - that level of enthusiasm and knowledge, and the ability to communicate it to everyone, rarely comes in one person.

From: John Sargeant
Country:

When I stopped playing video games, you inspired me to look into the heavens for something more.

https://homoeconomicusnet.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/si-patrick-moore-dies-at-89/

From: Steven Scott
Country: UK

A legend gone but not forgotten. An inspiration to myself as a child. RIP.

From: Philip Hicks
Country:

RIP Sir Patrick you inspired my interest in Astronomy

From: Derek Peacey
Country: UK

Many years ago I sent a letter to Patrick asking a question. I found difficult bout astronomy and he was kind enough to answer with a typewritten letter in easy to understand style. That was his fantastic ability to make complex theories interesting to the layman! My 2 biggest inspirations both left us within a few months.

From: Laura Cosby
Country:

A great man, who gave most of us our interest in astronomy he had been around all my life, in those black & white days when you had to use your imagination.RIP

From: Philip Buckley-Mellor
Country: UK

Like many he stoked the fires of my childhood imagination, filling our heads with dreams of otherworldly exploration and wonder. Then as an adult he continued to inform both novices and experts alike with his energy and enthusiasm for the realities of current and future astronomy. He will very much be missed by the generations he inspired. Thank you Sir Patrick.

From: Jamie McEwan
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Thank you for all you did Sir. Enjoy your well earned rest. You truly were an inspiration.

From: Julie
Country: United Kingdom

Quite simply.....you made me look up. Thank you. Rest in peace amongst the stars.

From: david
Country:

Came top of the class when I was 11 and got a PM book as a prize. Followed him ever since. Sad day. Pity the BBC put his show on so late.

From: Rob Presho
Country: Uk

Deepest sympathy to the family & friends of Patrick. He was a shinning light & inspiration to millions across the world & who knows maybe beyond. He fuelled my love of astronomy with his passion & enthuseiasum. He was a true gentleman which is becoming a rarity these days. He will be sadly missed but always remembered & loved.

From: rob boyd
Country: United Kingdom

If ever there was man to have his own constellation, surely it would be called The Great Xylophone. Very sad to hear of his passing, and utter respect to a man that kept me interested in the stars from my childhood.

From: Lindsey Burke
Country: UK

Sir Patrick was an icon, a beacon and an incredibly inspiring man. He was the person that fuelled my love of the stars and will be very much missed by all.

From: Tim Cotter
Country: UK

Patrick Moore was an inspiration and represented all that is good in mankind everytime i watched sky at night it felt like he was talking to me directly he drew you in and showed you the universe in a way that left you in awe and with a thirst to know more. His pasing diminishes us as a whole

From: Clive Potter
Country: UK

Thank you for introducing me to the stars, 50 odd years ago with "The Boys Book of Astronomy." I will miss you, your brilliant playing of the xylophone and your wonderful eccentricity. There is now a new star in the sky.

From: Dave barclay
Country: scotland

Truly sad times in a year we lost the first man on the moon and now the man who drawing and observation made landing on the moon possable,sadly its the future generations that will miss out on having a great man make u want to stand outside on a freezing cold night just to get a glimps of the amazing night sky.
Cheers patrick you will be sadly missed
Dave in cloudless scotland a will be out looking up the night patrick

From: Tom Nash
Country: United Kingdom

My grandpa took me to see him give a public talk in Derby when I was about 7 or 8 years old. I was already leaning towards science, and I can't imagine that seeing him speak did anything but feed my interest.

From: Ross Hunter
Country: UK

A sad Loss. For all my life he has made me take an interest in the Sky's above. I am sure I am not alone,

From: Alun
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Is there any astronomer alive that wasnt influenced by Sir Patrick, I wouldn't have the world of astronomy in my life without him.
Now he's there with the stars whenever we look up.

From: Peerawood Boonyanivas
Country: Thailand

Thank you for being my inspiration on studying astronomy. May you rest in peace.

From: russell adams
Country: England

So sad that a great man has left is. Sky at night will live on. Rest in peace

From: Charlie Killick
Country:

A true Super Giant.

From: Lewis weaver
Country: England

A man among men, but also above them in more ways than one. Sleep well and thank you for your knowledge and inspiration .

From: Christine Harley-Millward
Country:

Sir Patrick made the exploration of space interesting, I learned a lot from him. A real gentleman who will be missed by so many.

From: stephen dixon
Country: UK

Patrick was a person who fuelled my interest in astronomy over so many years and made it 'ok' to be just an amateur.

his passion seemed limitless and his boundless enthusiasm opened up this amazing world for so many, helping us look beyond our tiny part of the cosmos.

I had the sheer joy of interviewing him on sky news some years ago. a treasured moment.

thanks for everything Patrick

From: Mark Hainey
Country: Great Britain

Rest in peace sir patrick you was a tv legend astronomy has lost its godfather gone but never forgotton #skyatnightwontbethesame.

From: Andrew Russell
Country:

Thank you for making astronomy so accessible to everyone! You will be sorely missed

From: peter keaney
Country: Scotland

Thank you Sir

From: Pete Johnson
Country: UK

What an inspiration to a young lad Sir Patrick was! I got my Observers Book of Astronomy when I was 9 in 1965 and still have it, now battered and coverless after years of being dragged out into deserts and gardens to help with the celestial navigation. Fave quotes: "3 stars which do indeed form the shape of a triangle"; "The universe is indeed a big place". RIP.

From: Scott Hutcheson
Country: England

I will be honest, I first learnt of Sir Patrick through watching GamesMaster as a child. I have never really watched Sky At Night but when I caught an episode you could see his passion with ease.

R.I.P

From: Jane Barff
Country: England

The last of the truly great amateurs. We will not see his like again...

From: Andy Kerr
Country: UK

Very sad to lean of passing Sir Patrick Moore. He inspired a generation with his infectious enthusiasm and dedication. I am sure there a lot of people in science today due to Sir Patrick. The night sky will shine a little dimmer for a while due to the loss of this humble star. You will be missed by many.

From: Pilip Bennett
Country:

You and Neil Armstrong were the 2 people who ignited my interest in Astronomy all those years ago as a 6 year old.

There's a new star in the sky tonight. Farewell Sir Patrick Moore.

From: Anjum Roshan
Country: India

RIP Sir Patrick Moore, thank you for your commentaries, various sky forecast magazines and shows. 'The Sky at Night' will have one star less.

From: Ricky Prince
Country: United Kingdom

A great loss to us all, not just the scientific community. Inspired me to love science especially physics and astronomy. So happy to know he has rejoined the universe that he loved so much.

From: Sinéad O'Donnell
Country: Galway ,Ireland

Thank you for sharing the magic of the night skies . RIP

From: Jayce Lewis
Country: UK

You are an inspiration to us all!!

RIP you are with the Universe !

Jayce Lewis

From: John McKavanagh
Country:

Very sad to hear of Patricks passing, but as I stand outside this evening with Altar and Vega shining down from high overhead; I think of him with so many fond memories and thanks for it was he that kindled my life long interest in the heavens; an interest I am now passing onto my three sons.
Thanks Patrick for opening the eyes of so many to the wonders of the night sky.

From: John Rollason
Country:

May you be another star in our night sky

From: Ian Rees
Country: Wales

RIP Sir Patrick Moore - one of the great scientists and eccentrics of our time.

From: Paul Carney
Country: UK

A sad loss. But his legacy will continue.

From: Ian
Country: UK

Like so many I was inspired to look up at a very young age seeing Sir Patrick on TV . Now 51 and still looking up with my own telescopes and still reading Sir Patricks books. Met him in Plymouth in 1999 when he gave a lecture at the university regarding the forthcoming total eclipse. He shook my hand and signed a book for me. I remember healways replied to the letters I wrote to him as a child. I feel I have lost a family member and cannot imagine the world without Sir Patrick in it.RIP

From: Lynda Woodhouse
Country: England

Sir Patrick Moore was the reason I became interested in science in general and Astronomy in particular, RIP Great Man.

From: Carrie-anne
Country: UK

An inspiration, taught me that there's more to the universe than what we can see. I always look up at the stars now thanks to his enthusiasm and passion. His passing leaves a void for those of us who looked forward to listening and watching him on The SKy at Night, but now there's another brightly shining star in the heavens. Rest well, Patrick you will be missed. X

From: Simon Downey
Country: England

Inspired me to learn about the stars and planets. It was made all the better reading and watching his work. A legend and a great man. The sky at night will never be the same!

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More than a legend and brighter than any constilation a very sad day indeed rip sir

From: Carole Brackley
Country: Dorset, England

Normally the death of a public figure doesnt affect me personally, but Patrick Mooore was such a humble, gentle and brilliant person, I think he had a place in everyone's heart .. even though we may not have met him .. one of a kind =..(

From: Richard Hopkins
Country: Wales

There are no words to express the loss of such an intelligent,witty and inspirational man. He was my inspiration to follow Astronomy since I first heard that enthused "Good Evening"on a fledgling "Sky at Night"in my early years. He inspired me to continue, join the BAA and retain my interest into my late 50s. I feel like I've lost a father.Now he is himself amongst his beloved stars.RIP great man and thank you for everything.

From: Martyn Scott
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Farewell to a pioneer, a dreamer, a visionary. Who opened the wonders of the universe to millions and inspired countless people to take a peek through a scope to see what he was so passionate about. Goodbye Sir Patrick you will be sorely missed.

From: Daniel wells
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So sorry to hear you have left us.

Like many, you were the reason started to think about life and the universe.

D. Wells

From: malcolm dyer
Country: united kingdom

Fabulous guy. He was the face of science to me as a schoolboy. Remember him covering the 'Race to the Moon' in the 1960s. Glad he saw the 1969 Landings. That was perhaps the greatest achievment of Mankind and Patrick Moore was our guide.

From: Dave Elswood
Country: Wales

An inspiration to so many, you are a star that will never go out, we will gaze at you forever more, rest in peace dear man.

From: Ray
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He had the rare talent of explaining science to us mere idiots without making us feel like idiots. A real gentleman.

From: Bruce Taylor
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Sad to hear of the death of Sir Patrick Moore. Several generations owe their love of astronomy to him. RIP and sail the heavens for ever.

From: Abi Pickering
Country: United Kingdom

I love The Sky at Night, a great presenter and will be sadly missed.

From: Derek Kinsella
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RIP Sir Patrick, his voice was captivating and the Sky at night was an excellent programme. Best wishes to everyone who was affected by his brilliance :)

From: Jo Beilby
Country: Australia

Sir Patrick, your brilliance shines beyond the confines of mere cells. Thank you for your inspiration and passion.

From: Ian Date
Country: UK

An inspiration and a huge loss. RIP Patrick.

From: Jess Rhodes
Country: United Kingdom

Sir Patrick Moore, what a legend. You made astronomy fun for me (you reminded me of Winston Churchill!) and inspired my fiancé to pursue his dream of having a career in astrophysics. Words can't describe how devastating your loss will be.

As Rihanna said, "Shine bright like a diamond". You will always be the brightest star in the galaxy.

From: Tony Evanson
Country: UK

I only meet him the once several years ago during one of his UK tours. Like a lot of people out there he inspired me to look at the night sky in a renewed light. He'll be sadly missed.

From: Jan Clark
Country: England

So sorry to hear of the death of Sir Patrick Moore. He was the soundtrack to all my memories of the Apollo space missions, which were such an exciting and thrilling part of my childhood. A complete one off, he engaged a generation with his unbridled enthusiasm and passion for astronomy and the exploration of space. A truly great life!

From: Nigel Booth
Country: England

RIP Sir Patrick Moore - the greatest stargazer ever bringing the wonders of the universe to the millions of us.

From: Gurmit Heer
Country:

Thank you for opening my eyes to the sky at night #RIP

From: James Bamford
Country: UK

RIP Sir Patrick. You were an inspiration to so many people, which is a fitting legacy. Gone but never to be forgotten.

From: Brian Sauer
Country: England

A man who introduced me as a child to the stars and then led me through the cosmos throughout my life. I will miss his down to earth presentation skills. May he be up in the sky at night where he will be truly at peace and happy.

From: Colin Storey
Country: UK

An inspiration to amateur astronomers around the globe.
You will be sadly missed.
The stars will shine brightly now you are amongst them. God Bless.

From: Joan Murdoch
Country: Scotland, UK

RIP Sir Patrick. An amazing man who brought astronomy to life to millions in a way that everyone could understand. His passion was infectious. You have inspired many and you will be missed

From: Stuart Perfect
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Sir Patrick Moore helped inspire my love of astronomy and space exploration in general. He will be sorely missed.

From: Mr bigstuff
Country: United Kingdom

One of my favourite people. Loved him as "gamesmaster" back in the day. Made the night sky and universe cool for a lot of people. R.I.P Sir Patrick Moore. x

From: Geoff Lane
Country: UK

You will now be forever looking down from 'The Sky at Night'

From: Thomas Morrant
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I met Sir Patrick when he visited my school to do a talk and a question and answer session. I have to say he was on of the nicest and most genuine people I can say I have had the pleasure to meet. He listened to everyone's questions and answered them all with respect and gave genuinely fascinating answers. I also had the chance to have my picture taken with him and when we were having it done he asked me what I was planning for my future and listened with genuine interest and respect. R.I.P Sir Patrick Moore, you shall be missed.

From: Dave
Country: England

The Sky at Night is what first got me interested in astronomy about 20 years ago, Soon after I got my first telescope and have seen some amazing things that otherwise I would have missed out on, Thankyou.

RIP Sir Patrick Moore/Gamesmaster

From: Paul Howard
Country: United Kingdom

RIP the wonderful Sir Patrick Moore. As a true tribute to his inspiration I'd like to see ALL street lights turned out across the UK for a week to show the Sky At Night in all its magnificence to everyone in the UK and inspire a new generation blinded by light pollution. Come on, make it happen!

From: Jess
Country: UK

I asked for a telescope for Christmas last year because of Sky at Night. Waited a week for clear skies and the first thing I saw through it was Jupiter with it's moons. I then realised why Sir Patrick Moore was so passionate about his work. Rest in peace.

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Star man x

From: Mark Baldin
Country: Luxembourg

Some of the most influential pieces of star matter ever to walk this earth. RIP

From: Gordon Patten
Country: UK

You will be sorely missed. Reading some of the tributes you have certainly inspired many people and left a very large black hole of your own. Enjoy the stars from wherever you maybe now.

From: Peter Stamp
Country: England

He inspired so many that science owes him a huge debt. Thanks, Patrick.

From: Andrew Woodall
Country: England

To infinity and beyond....

RIP Patrick

From: Brian Outten
Country: UK

Rest in Peace and now I hope you can truly travel in space & time without limitations. Sir Patrick Moore thank you for helping me to love the wonder that is the universe.

From: Deepskymike
Country: Pontefract uk

Sir Patrick Moore I owe my love of the univers to you. Thanks for all The wonderful things you've shown me over the years. Each night I venture out with my telescope from now on my first thoughts will be of you. Sadly missed but never forgotten. Youre one with the stars now. Enjoy the ride.

From: Joe Pritchard
Country: UK

A wonderful, inspirational and brilliant man. A life well lived in bringing the universe to us all.

The first book on astronomy I remember buying was his 'Observer' book on the subject.

God bless, and thanks.

From: Charlotte
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One of the greatest men that ever lived. A true inspiration. The world has lost a star.

From: Borganism
Country:

Top human. An inspiration. He's leaving a gap.

From: Deborah Nicklen-Daggon
Country: France

Thank you for bringing the joys of the universe to us, explaining them in ways we could all understand and infecting us with your enthusiasm. A true star.

From: Charl Asuit
Country: United Kingdom

Such an inspirational man, bringing us closer to the stars with his Sky At Night programme. Thank you, Sir!

From: Janet Waine
Country: UK

✨ R.I.P Sir Patrick Moore ✨
Now you can be one of the brightest stars in our night sky

From: Wendy Shearer
Country: Scotland

RIP Sir Patrick Moore. A wonderful character who was always a joy to watch and his enthusiasm was so infectious xx

From: Stephen Walters
Country: United Kingdom

He made astronomy, and space science, accessible to millions - probably the last of the great pioneers of scientific broadcasting. RIP.

From: David Street
Country: UK

Many many condolences, you,Sir Patrick were an inspiration to all.

From: C Fry
Country: UK

Sir Patrick, you were an inspiration to me to keep looking up. Thank you for sharing your passion with the world. You are now up with the stars, shining brightly. Rest in peace.

From: Georgina lamont
Country: United Kingdom

Always enthusiastic about what he loved and it showed a legend in the sky

From: Georga
Country: UK

A widely known figure bringing the majesty of the stars to the masses.

Your love of investigation was infectious and your love of felines always put a smile on my face.

The stars are shining a little bit brighter tonight, farewell.

From: Paul Wilkinson
Country: England

Thanks Patrick , I have grown up with you , watching you on the sky at night and I remember sending off for the newsletter , You inspired a great love of Astronomy , something for which I will be forever grateful , RIP .

From: Gareth Savidge
Country: UK

An extra star in the sky at night.... You will be missed, a true gentleman and a great man!!!

From: Terry Miles
Country: England

Thank you for bringing me the stars

From: Katie Pinner
Country:

R.I.P Sir Patrick Moore. A truly amazing man and mind x

From: Matt
Country: UK

He will continue to be an inspiration. RIP Sir Patrick.

From: G Wright
Country:

Very sad. I have watched Sky at Night since I was a teenager. I watched the last episode only yesterday, where he was very frail.

A wonderfully energetic and eccentric character, which made for a great presenter. I remember him smoking odd pipes, an appearance on the Goodies and riding a strange bicycle! Nonetheless, he was a very successful science populariser.

Like so many others, my interest in the Space Age, night sky and the Cosmos was inspired by Patrick Moore, Carl Sagan and Arthur C Clarke. Now all sadly passed on.

Patrick's memory and legacy lives on and will continue to inspire future generations of astronomers.






From: Evan Williams
Country: Manchester, United Kingdom

His programs recently got me very interested in astronomy, very inspirational and entertaining person, so sad to hear of his death today. Requiescat in pace.

From: Chris Moore
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A man who's passion in his subject kick started a vast number of peoples love in Astronomy and related sciences. The Sky at Night has gained another star.

From: David Taylor
Country: United Kingdom

Thank you for opening our eyes to the skies. RIP Sir

From: Peter Kendell
Country: UK

Sir Patrick's Moore's aunt had something to do with my school, so it was as a combined family visit and gig that he gave us a lecture sometime in the late 60s when we had serious manned space flight and the Apollo programme was still running and he was already what we called a TV personality.

I especially remember that he spurned the offer of a microphone. 'I won't need that!' he said. 'I've got a voice like a foghorn!' And he had. What he also had was the boundless enthusiasm that came over so well on television, only magnified tenfold by his sheer physical presence

After the lecture as few of us who had a particular interest in astronomy and space flight were invited to chat with him in the headmaster's study, and so it was that I got to meet him. He was engaging, enthusiastic , kind and great fun to be with.

Cheerio, Patrick. It was good to know you, if only for half an hour.

From: calvin armstrong
Country: Northern Ireland

so sad to hear the news, sir Patrick brought me into my love of astronomy he taught me so much through many magazines and episodes of the sky at night, thank you, and i wish you clear skies

From: Stuart Sahota
Country: England

An inspiration to amateur astronomers everywhere, RIP Sir Patrick Moore.

From: nab
Country:

RIP Sir Patrick Moore. Thank you for sharing your love of astronomy with generations.

From: Daniel
Country:

I wouldn't have gained my passion for astronomy if it wasn't for Patrick. Watching the Sky at Night for the past 10 years has almost certainly contributed to my successful scientific career and for that I will always be grateful to Sir Patrick.

From: andy gerrard
Country: uk

rest in peace sir patrick , space will not be the same without you

From: Chris Hatfield
Country: UK

There is a hole in space. Something unique has grown, shone brightly and then blinked out.

From: Chris Bates
Country:

Truly inspirational man who's enthusiasm for his work was contagious. Sorely missed

From: Amanda
Country:

A truly inspirational man who will be very, very sorely missed.

From: Eamonn
Country: Ireland

There'll never be another like Sir Patrick, a man who dedicated himself to bringing astronomy to the masses. He will be sorely missed.

From: helen kirk
Country:

Goodnight Mr Star Man, you shared your enthusiasm and love for the night sky with me and many more and for that I am truly thankful x

From: Teresa Mack
Country: England, United Kingdom

Sir Patrick was a true star among men. He was an inspiration to many of us. His enthusiasm was infectious, it drew us all in. It is so difficult to know what to say but I can only echo Dr Brian May`s words. RIP Sir Patrick Moore. I hope that a friend will look after his beloved cat, Ptolemy.

From: Chris Harker
Country: England

Loved you on Gamesmaster.
Loved you on Sky at Night.

Hope you get a great view of the stars from where you are now, RIP.

From: David Lake
Country:

Sir Patrick, you were a great motivator for me to get involved in astronomy. I aim to have a career in physics and will always thank you where ever i find success. Rest in piece.

From: Edward Demicoli
Country: Malta

Sir Patrick is the person who made me look up at the night sky and wonder. Forever grateful.

From: Martyn
Country: Uk

Back to stardust Paddy. x

From: Daniel Preston
Country: England

Truly an inspirational character. He is the reason I and many others have an enjoyment of Astronomy. Every time we look up at the Moon we can imagine Sir Patrick looking down upon us.

From: James D Player
Country: UK

A man who brought the universe to masses. A man who will be truest missed . RIP Sir Patrick

From: Peter Sherman
Country: Scotland

you were an inspiration to many me included. You may be gone but will never be forgotten.

From: Mandy
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In my 47 years, only 2 people truly taught me anything about science. The first I was aware of was Sir David Attenborough, the other Sir Patrick Moore. Though since my youth new scientists from different disciplines have emerged, these two gentlemen will forever be my first "go to" for trusted knowledge. Goodnight, Sir Patrick and thank you.

From: Mike Northcott
Country: United Kingdom

Rest in Peace Sir Patrick Moore. You led a fantastic, exciting and full life and you enlightened the minds of millions with your pioneering work. You fought for your country in World War 2, you helped humanity put a man on the moon and you inspired so many. You're memory will not be forgotten neither will your contributions to science. Rest well among the stars you loved so much.

From: Alan Moulsdale
Country: England

So sad to hear of the passing of Sir Patrick. I'm approaching 50 now & you have been an inspiration as far back as I can remember. My earliest memory is of Apollo 11 landing on the Moon, my Mother waking me in the early hours to witness the event & hearing your enthusiastic voice in the studio. That has stayed with me all these years. Even last night I was out with my teenage children stargazing courtesy of the Bristol Astronomical Society open session. I watched the latest episode of The Sky at Night just this morning, then turned on my computer to learn this sad news. Bless you Sir Patrick, rest now, your work is done.

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From: Christina Sutton
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This world was the richer for your presence and will be the poorer as a result of your departure. Rest in peace.

From: Linda
Country: UK

So sad to hear the news of the passing of the great Sir Patrick Moore. May he sleep amongst his beloved stars. He made astronomy fun and interesting. R.I.P. Sir Patrick Moore.

From: Dale Eaton
Country: UK

Even supergiants eventually extinguish and often they leave a black hole. Sir Patrick's mortal coil has fallen away and it's hard to believe in a world without him.
The Sky At Night started a year before I was born and is a fond memory from childhood to now. Chris*2 will don the mantle but I will ever see a monacled form in the chair beside them.
Vale to a dear and iconic man.

From: Jan Smith
Country: U.K.

He seems to have been there all my life, full of unbounded enthusiasm, a great gift for communication and such a breadth and depth of knowledge. What I will also always remember is that he never patronised and was such a gracious, gentle man. Such a great loss and yet what a legacy he leaves.

From: Isabella Van Braeckel
Country:

Sir Patrick Moore was one of those few people you can't imagine the world without. He was ingrained in British culture and was a champion of Astronomy. I grew up on The Sky at Night and I always stay up late to watch the repeats. He has built a family within that programme and the future of Astronomy is strong, thanks to him. His programming and presentation was for me, one of the key sparks to my love and interest in astronomy, something that inspires my work every day.
Sir Patrick Moore will be so sorely missed, I am distraught, he seemed immortal, and he is, he'll be held in the hearts of countless generations to come and he can now watch over us from the stars he dedicated his life to.
A true legend and hero to many. We shall sorely miss him. X Rest in Peace

From: The Void
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Thank you for your eloquent passion and knowledge of astronomy. You were a great teacher, and a great inspiration.

From: Chris Holland
Country: UK

Patrick inspired me to look to the stars rather than down at my feet. He will be sorely missed but remembered in my teaching of science. RIP.

From: John Ellis
Country: Uk

Driven past his house in Selsey many times, and seen him on stage ith his one man Xylaphone show. Much of my intret in astronomy is because of him.

One more star in heaven tonight.

From: Ruth
Country: Ireland/Netherlands

Thank you Sir Patrick for allowing us all to dream of other worlds.

From: Karen Coyle
Country: Scotland

Gutted to hear this sad news. You made the world a more interesting and understandable place. You have left a black hole in lots of lives. My thoughts are with your famly. RIP xx

From: Maddie
Country: UK

A truly inspirational man, who will be much missed. R.I.P, Sir Patrick.

From: Lou
Country:


I never met Sir Patrick, but he was influential to me growing up. I grew up watching The Sky At Night (and GamesMaster), as well as having copies of his yearly astronomy books. I even have his biography. Watching The Sky At Night was something I looked forward to.

His work helped spark off my innate love of astronomy and science as a child which has continued into my adult years. I was truly sad to read he was no longer with us. Long may his legacy continue to inspire. RIP Sir Patrick.

From: laurence sumeray
Country: england

A true legend.you inspired many generations and will be sadly missed.You have left us much to remember you by and your memory will live on!
R.I.P. Sir Patrick Moore.

From: Ian Mackintosh
Country: UK

You inspired into my short journey into Astronomy. Thank you and safe journey to the stars..!! :)

From: Duane wilkinson
Country: United kingdom

R.I.P to a great man, a brilliant astronomer and witty all round good egg! May u light up the heavens as much as you did earth! And im sure youll be playing ur xylophone up their in the stars.

From: Amardeep Sadhra
Country: England

Sir Particles Moore has been an inspiration to me for over 30 years. A true Legend R.I.P

From: Marie Gordon
Country: England

Such sad news a great man has inspired so many rest in peace Patrick a true genetleman

From: Keith Lloyd
Country: England

Farewell to a legend in every sense of the word.
His legacy will live on as humanity reaches out into the cosmos.

From: Deirdre Kelleghan
Country: Ireland

Rest softly amongst the stars - thank you for your inspiration it helped me become the astronomer and lunar sketcher I am today.

From: Stuart Davison
Country: Uk

Patrick Moore has been a constant and ever present feature, a sort of Polaris, for the entire lives of many astronomers be they professionals or back garden amateurs like myself. Rip.

From: PAUL DAVIES
Country: UK

When you had no Video to record TV I was allowed to stay up late and watch the Sky at Night.
What a Star this man was R.I.P.

From: Tony Brady
Country: Ireland

My earliest memory of Patrixk was seeing him on a snowy black & white tv in the late 1950s. He gave me an abiding Interest in astronomy. A towering and Inspiring enthusiast who will be greatly missed by us all. Thanks Patrick for the memory.

From: Jenny Green
Country: UK (Midlands)

You shall be greatly missed by all who admired you or were inspired to take an interest in studying astronomy. You were a legend. RIP x

From: Chris Lee
Country: England

Sir Patrick visited my school in 1972 I recall and signed a book i presented him with. He heard I was considering an 'o' level but being the only one likely to take this in my school at the time he corresponded briefly with me and this confirmed my resolution to take the course. It took me to University and then a career in space and astronomy. I owe so much to a gentle man who saw a light in my eye and nurtured this with kind words. Gone but never forgotten.

From: Cathy Gallagher
Country:

You did more for astronomy than anyone else in the country. Your enthusiasm for the subject was infectious, and a lot of people (Drs May and Lintott included) are interested in astronomy because of you. Thank you for being you. I met you at a couple of Astrofests myself, although you didn't seem to know who anyone was.

From: Malcolm Ellis
Country: UK

Patrick has been a friend for over 40 years and only wrote to me a few weeks ago. We were at many functions,his house, Farthings and meetings over the years from Dundee, Hull University, Orwell Park and countless London meetings, I will miss him and his monthly program. God Bless you Patrick.

From: Lee Mathews
Country: UK

Sir Patrick has been around my entire life. He will be sorely missed by me and my fellow star-gazers/musicians. We will be paying tribute in our own special way. XXX

From: Rob Glithero
Country: England

The sad loss of a shining star. In your own brilliant way you gave so many of us our interest in astronomy.

From: Fiona S. J. Brown
Country: UK

In memory of Sir Patrick Moore

The moon sings a requiem aria in the evening sky
Stars accompanying with a bright xylophonic rhythm
And all the planets shine united as a blinding beacon
Across the universe it grieves for its human storyteller
He who told of their magical and mysterious wonder
Whose thank you can now be seen all over the Earth

From: Michael Thornell
Country: Wales

Truly a well loved Gentleman by everyone who knew him I myself will miss him, my heart goes out to his Family and close friends, a great loss to the universe.

From: Maurice Barnes
Country: UK

Inspirational man, will be greatly missed by many. A grrat legacy which has inspired generations.

From: Hazel Rogers
Country: UK

The sky tonight will be a little bit brighter having gained another star, RIP Patrick Moore

From: Geoff Beck
Country:

Very sad day indeed. Met him at our local Astronomy Club in the 70s and have been a great fan of one of the cleverist, wittiest and nicest presenters ever since. RIP Sir Patrick.

From: Mark Ellis
Country: Ireland

Sir Patrick will be missed for his intelligence and wit - all displayed in his extensive career.

89 is a grand age but he will be missed!

From: Darren Hickman
Country: UK

I have asked for only one specific Christmas present this year, "The Cosmic Tourist" to add to my sizeable collection of astronomy books. Once a month on a Sunday evening for about the last 25 years I have either stayed up late or set a video/digital recorder for The Sky At Night because this legendary man made it worth while.
Sir Patrick Moore, you were a one-off eccentric genius that made looking up to the sky interesting and fun, and you will be missed.
Rest In Peace in the heavens you knew so much about.

From: Colin Jewison
Country: Jersey - Channel Islands

Very sorry to hear that we have lost a inspirational character of the 20th & 21st Century, who influenced so many people. You caused so many of us to look to the stars and see beyond our petty squabbles and see the heavens.

I am thankful that I lived during your lifetime.
Goodbye

From: christopher boote
Country: UK

No one has ever inspired more people to look up

I echo Brian May
We were very lucky to have you

You will be so missed

From: susan
Country:

I loved your voice (even though I couldn't understand a bloody word you said!)Gone but nover forgotten xxx

From: Stuart McClements
Country: Scotland

R.I.P Sir patrick, your life has brought much learning of the stars to many, my thoughts are with your family and friends at this sad time.

From: Byron Farrow
Country: China

An inspiration. My best memories include the reply written to my letter in the 80's and your attendance at my first ever lecture in Astronomy at university! Oh, and coming to our Astronomy society dinner.

From: Joseph Carr
Country: Ireland

Your great gift was to turn thousands of faces upwards to the stars.

From: Chas Parker
Country: UK

Patrick was a dear friend for over 25 years. I met him when I worked at the Royal Greenwich Observatory and accompanied him and the Sky at Night team to film at La Palma in the Canary Islands in 1984.
Even after I left the world of astronomy he stayed in contact, becoming an almost honorary grandparent to my two sons when my own parents passed away.
He visited my home and I stayed at his many times, usually departing with a sizeable hangover. He was a generous and entertaining host and an evening spent in Patrick's company was always memorable.
I am proud to have known him and pleased that both my sons and I saw him last only a couple of months ago. We shall miss him and his friendship very, very much. Thanks Patrick, for your kindness and all the wonderful memories. Chas

From: Pat
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Patrick Moore was there on TV my entire life, the epitome of knowledgeable enthusiasm. Whether you were interested in astronomy or not, his unfailing dedication was an example to all.

From: Paul Hughes
Country: England

Having spent many evenings watching Sir Patrick on Sky At Night I had the pleasure to see him and listen to him when he came to Swindon a few years ago. I had the chance to ask him a question and although he'd probably answered it many times before he replied with interest and eloquence. RIP Sir Patrick - astronomy has lost an amazing roll model

From: Elias Cameron
Country: England

RIP Sir Patrick Moore, you have been an inspiration to me my whole life, as far back as I can remember I would always watch "The Sky At Night" with my Dad, you opened up a whole Universe to a young set of eyes. I was lucky enough to have seen you give a live lecture in my hometown about 10 years ago, you will be sorely missed. Long may your legacy continue.

From: Barbara Peet
Country: uk

Look up to the brightest newest star in the sky and thank the heavens for the beloved Sir Patrick Moore,his enthusiasm and knowledge made me love the universe and all its wonders, dear gentleman you will be missed.
I hope you are with your adored fiance
Rest and shine brightly x

From: Carrie
Country: Scotland

An insperation to generations. Will be missed by so many.

From: Ian King
Country: UK

Dear Patrick - you have inspired countless generations of astronomers throughout your career. But as I came to know you and enjoy your wonderful hospitality these past fews years, I count myself as eternally lucky to have known at first hand your wonderful sense of humour, the myriad of wonderful stories you have recounted and some excellent discussions on the subject of cricket.

I will miss you greatly.

I would also like to thank your wonderful team of carers both for the excellent care they have provided and their unstinting hospitality.

Dear Patrick R.I.P

From: Sean Swales
Country: UK

I grew up with his program, which started a few years before I was born, and for me he was always like a benign and fascinating Uncle, always having the time to tell you stories on the wonder of the Universe".
And he managed to show and keep the same excited "sense of wonder" that I had as a child, looking at the stars...

From: Brian May
Country: England
Huge thanks to Patrick’s wonderful carers, led by Julia Knight.  No man could have had a more loving send-off.  Bri

 

From: Kevin Liversage
Country: England
RIP Sir Patrick Moore, I loved watching your shows.  As a youngster I first got to know you through Gamesmaster (where you displayed an excellent sense of humour), and then latterly of course through Sky At Night where your passion shone through like the brightest of stars.

From: Chris Ellis
RIP Patrick Moore, a true legend and inspiration.

From: Charles Ross
Country: UK
It is with great sadness that I learn today of the passing of the great Sir Patick Moore.
It was his show The Sky at Night that first got me interested in Astronomy and led to me studying Astrophysics at University. I may no longer study, but my interest in the subject has continued thanks, in part, to Sir Patrick.
His legacy will continue as will, I hope, his show.

From: Dr Andy boyd
Country: the Netherlands
How very sad, Patrick was a huge inspiration to many many of us to study and follow science and astronomy. His sense of fun was infectious, and his legacy to the world of Astronomy was huge. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends who must be missing him terribly.I distinclty remember thinking about the influence Sir Patrick had on me and my fellow students the day I graduated with my Bsc in Physics

From: Larissa Cooper
Country: England
Saddened to hear the news this morning, May you rest in peace among the stars

From: Stephen Oliver Sturgess
Country: England
Sad news indeed about the passing of Sir Patrick Moore, he shall surely be remembered fondly by all those who witnessed the marvelous character of this gentlemanly astronomer, tv presenter, author and, once upon a time, gamesmaster. I hope his life, work and demise will remind us to look to the stars and to the future with hopes, dreams and kindness.

From: Linda Gillatt
Country: England
Sir Patrick, whilst I am saddened by your passing, I will always hold the wisdom and knowledge you gave me throughout my life. A knowledge given so readily to millions of people, a knowledge that will live on, longer than even my life. Thank you!

From: Chris Lon
Country: Wales, UK
I grew up watching “The Sky at night” like many others. Sir Patrick Moore opened my eye’s to the night sky and the wonder of astronomy. May he rest in peace and may his memory continue on in all that he has done to help us understand more about the night sky.

From: Martin Harris
Country: United Kingdom
There’s not much I can say that others won’t already have said. The man was simply an inspiration. Not just in his chosen fields, but an inspiration to learn on any level possible. It has been a genuine pleasure to watch him on TV every month with few exceptions, since I was old enough to be allowed to watch TV!  He will be deeply missed by generations of people.

From: Ruth & Chris Moody
Country: Denmark
We would like to give our condolences to a great man. We have listened and watched many programmes with Sir Patrick. RIP and thank you for all the brilliant information you have given us all.

From: Pippa Slark
Country: United Kingdom
Farewell Sir Patrick Moore, The Stars you loved will welcome you. Thank you for introducing us to the Wonders of Astronomy. You will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with your friends family & Ptolomy x

From: Victoria Le-Fort
Country: England
RIP to a truly inspirational man, I hope you are reunited with your beloved Lorna

From: Valentina Flex
Country: Scotland
So gutted to hear about the passing of Sir Patrick, he was one of those people I’ve always imagined being around forever. I’ve watched The Sky At Night so many times just to see him because watching him made me so happy, even though I had absolutely no prior knowledge of astronomy or even science! He was such a fantastic man – his memory will live forever!

From: Joanne Youl
Country: England
Terribly sad to hear the news that Patrick has gone.  He inspired me from a young child, to this day I am still in awe of  everything astronomical.  Thank you Patrick for bringing these delights into our homes, for all the amazing work you’ve done and the world leading insights and education you gave us about the moon.  The world will never see the likes of you again, I feel so fortunate that I was alive during your lifetime.  A true inspiration Sir Patrick, much love xx

From: kristen
Country: uk
What a great man. Inspiration to millions, passionate, knowledge bank and talented. Force of nature who’s gone back to the stars.
Thank you for everything you gave us.

From: Andrew Cave
Country: England
so many fond memories of such a great man who showed so many poeple a way to the stars, and now the brightest Star in the sky. rip

From: Kim Burns
Country: UK
RIP Patrick Moore. I remember #skyatnight as a kid, made you realise you only had to look up, it was all there for you to find out about.
From: David J Jones
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What a loss!

 

From: Andy Bailey
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Country: England

I was fortunate to see Sir Patrick give a talk on a visit to Liverpool a few years ago. His energy and enthusiasm was electric.
My sadness at his passing equals that when Carl Sagan left us. How lucky we were to have these two great teachers to inspire us.

From: Alfred turner
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Thank you for bringing the beauty of stars in to my life

From: Colin Munt
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Country: Canvey Island, Essex, UK

It was reading Patrick Moore`s books that got me hooked into astronomy when I was young.
And it was a great pleasure to meet you at your home with my son in 2009 Thankyou for everything you have done, I will really miss you

From: Malcolm Ramsay
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Goodbye, Sir Patrick- although I think that we might not have agreed on everything, we could agree on our love of the universe and the wonders that it contained- and you helped start me on the path to appreciating it. Rest in peace.

 

From: Ewen Kirk
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R.I.P. Sir Patrick…you taught me to keep an eye on the skies, how to beat Super Mario World & that the xylophone is an instrument not to be ignored! You shall be missed….see you starside! :(

From: Patrick Dunlea
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Country: England

Patrick was a great inspiration, not only to me, but to many.
Without him, and The Sky at Night, there would have been less people taking up, or even have an interest in astronomy.
Remembering back, watching a black and white TV, and watching Patrick, with so much enthusiasm and speaking so fast it was hard for me to keep up, but I enjoyed every minute of it.
And through Galaxy Zoo, being invited to visit Patrick at his home was a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the great man himself, something I will never forget.
A true gentleman, who I will surely miss.
RIP, Patrick.

From: Colin Bunn
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Country: Uk

What a great guy. I watched his last broadcast just last night – about the Moon and Mercury. As interesting now as over the past 50 odd years.
Thanks Patrick and good night.

From: Dave Gradwell
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Country: Ireland

Sorry to hear of Patrick’s passing. Ignited my love for astronomy when I met him in Trinity College Dublin over 30 years ago. Safe journey Patrick.

From: Susan Normansell
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R.I.P. Sir Patrick Moore, you were my inspiration to look at the stars in the dark Highland skies as a young girl, and I’ve been gazing ever since. I loved you in Gamesmaster too, what futuristic fun for a school night! You will be sadly missed; I shall look at the sky tonight and think of you.

From: Sam
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The night sky will never quite be the same again. Rest in peace knowing you made astronomy accessible to hundreds of thousands of people that otherwise wouldn’t have had a clue.

From: Tony & Becky O’Rourke
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Country: UK

The world is a poorer place following Sir Patrick’s passing.  As a young BBC reseacher I often spoke to the great man on the phone.  He was always lovely and nothing was ever too much trouble.  A great broadcaster and national treasure, he will be sorely missed.

From: Amy
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Country: UK

Goodbye Sir Patrick. You were a huge inspiration, an incredible man and will be sorely missed.

From: Sheila Tarleton
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Country: England

A new star shines in the sky tonight.  RIP Sir Patrick Moore.

From: Allister Thomson
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Country: United Kingdom

Saddened at the passing of the great man. Along with my Dad, he instilled in me a love of astronomy as a child which has never left me. You will be sorely missed.

From: Dameon O’Faiolon
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i wish i where to convey my gratitude to this man, such a highly thought person, under different circumstances, however, as too with us all, time has taken that chance from me.
i would like to thank Sir Patrick Moore, for his wonderful work, reaching many audiences of age and on a global scale with his thoughts about and information on the Sky at Night.

Thank you,
We will forever look to the Pleiades with the words “how many can you see” firmly held in our minds.

From: Darren Balfe
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Country: United Kingdom

Thank you Patrick for being our teacher and inspiring us to look out at the sky at night and forever wonder.

Rest in Peace

Darren Balfe

From: Sue Chapman
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Country: UK

Fly free amongst the stars Sir Patrick, you taught generations to look up and take in the wonders of the universe. You will be missed.

From: Iain Soden
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Country: England

As an archaeologist, my feet are firmly on the ground, but Patrick enabled me to see further than any man. His lifelong contribution to popular science outstrips that of any other Englishman.

From: Matthew
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Sad news. Your passion never dimmed. You will be missed.

I hope you’re out there among the stars!

From: Dr Peter Gurney
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Country: England

You will be sadly missed, an inspiration for generations and someone who inspired my love of science from the 50s

From: Storm
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He didn’t ” depart this planet”.  He died.

His atoms are still very much here on this planet, as I’m sure he’d agree.

From: Natalia
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Country: Russia

Dear Sir Patrick.

Sometimes I want for some people didn’t die and gave us their inspiration always. You are one of them. This is rare galaxy for you with music of Brian May and Mozart.

From: Sheila Carr
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Country: England

An inspiration to us all, you will be sadly missed. RIP x

From: Wendé Anne Maunder
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Country: England

Rest in Peace, Sir Patrick Moore.  You were a wonderful man – probably the last of the true British eccentrics and a real inspiration to us all. Bless you, You are with the stars now – but then you always have been a bright shining star to us mere mortals. We will miss you.

From: Phil Drury
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Country: England

No words I can say will do the man justice.  Suffice it to say he was an inspirational genius and an absolute legend!

From: Annie Elliott
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RIP to an inspirational man, My love off Stars started at such a young age watching SKY at NIght, recorded on the VCR for me to watch the next day.followed in later life to watch him perform musically was wonderful. RIP SIR PATRICK full of wisdom and passion. x

From: Dave Graves
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Country: United Kingdom

An inspiration, and a phenomenal teacher…I will miss my monthly appointments with you as my guide to the night sky, but you will live on in the hearts of the millions you have inspired. Rest easy, from another former RAF Officer, albeit from a different generation.

 

 

From: Deborah Hyde
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Country: U.K.

Sir Patrick,
Your star shone strong and brightly and will continue yet a while.
We’ll miss the passion, the knowledge, the  humour and the eccentricity.

From: Stuart
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Country: Scotland

Like numerous others Patrick inspired me to take up astronomy.

A great man with a great passion.

Stuart

From: Gary Colville
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From all our members at Astronomy For Fun, we would like to say a HUGE thankyou to Sir Patrick, you inspired so many of us, taught us so much, we will never stop learning from you.
R.I.P Sir Patrick.

From: Jim Russell
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Country: Scotland

Goodbye Sir Patrick, the love and dedication you showed us will live on

From: Simon
Tel: mutantmushroom@gmail.com
Country: England

So sad that you have left us Patrick but your inspiration and legacy will live on for a long time.

Simon

From: Victoria Bright
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Country: England

R.I.P. Sir Patrick Moore. A true inspiration to many. We will not see the likes of him again, he was unique. Goodnight, God Bless you on your way to the stars.

From: Tommy Cahill
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Country: Ireland

RIP Sir Patrick Moore. A true inspiration who will never be forgotten

From: Andrew Lawrence
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Country: England

Rip Patrick Moore. Thanks for teaching me to look up & marvel at the night sky.

From: Kevin Reynolds
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Country: England

RIP Patrick thank you for the years of pleasure watching your broadcasts, we didn’t have electricity until 1958 let alone a TV,so missed the first year

From: andrew mcnelly
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Country: Scotland UK

A great man who brought astronomy to the common man , and let us enjoy the wonders of our universe… R.I.P. Sir Patrick Moore

From: Clive Eason
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Country: England

Not only brilliantly intelligent but so friendly and warm. Youll be missed greatly.

From: Jade Richardson
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Country: UK

Sir Patrick will be sorely missed, such an iconic figure in the world of astronomy and TV. The Sky at Night will never be the same again. Rest in peace Patrick.

From: Laura Aspinall
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Sir Patrick,  you were an inspirational man, who so many looked up to. You taught me and many others so much, and you will be sorely missed.  You were one of a kind.   You are now amongst the stars, in which you dedicated your life.  May you Rest In Peace. x

From: Andrew
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Whilst studying Astrophysics at Queen Mary College in the late 80s/early 90s, I was privileged to have Sir Patrick as a visiting lecturer on the solar system. The remote for the slide projector was broken, but rather than get a student to advance the slides Sir Patrick would run up to the back of the lecture theatre, advance the slide and run back down to the front. That was quite an experience in itself. He’s knowledge and annocdotes brought the subject to glorious life, his enthusiasm drew us all in. I will never forget those times. Thank you Sir, for all the years you brought the wonder of the night sky to all of us, I will be looking up tonight to try to see you. RIP x

From: Frances Palmer
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Country: UK

I was so very sad to hear of Sir Patrick’s death today.  He was an inspiration to all who watched him on The Sky at Night, with his knowledge of, and sheer enthusiasm for his subject. He made astronomy available and understandable to everyone. He will be much missed.

 

From: Mark Wade
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Country: England

RIP Patrick. Surely one of our finest xylophone players. Oh yes, and a pretty darn good astonomer too!! A friend of mine, Dr Eric Jones of the Liverpool Astronomical Society, got to meet you and even entertain you at his house for an afternoon. I never had that privilege but, thanks for the memories. A new star in heaven tonight.

From: Rebecca Gracey
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Country: UK

Thank-you Sir Patrick for poisoning my mind with astronomy and revealing the wonders of space – I shall be eternally grateful.
Tonight I’m looking for a new star.
R.I.P.

From: simon
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Country: england

One of a kind.I have enjoyed his works all of my life,from sky at night,countless books and not forgetting gamesmaster!! Travel far and reach those stars you have dreamt of going to.

From: Prachi Jaiswal
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Country: India

I remember being interested in Astronomy since I was young, even though I didn’t pursue it as a career. Sir Patrick, through his books, helped me to keep my interest vitally alive. He will be sorely missed. The generations of astronomers and scientists he introduced to the night sky will forever be indebted to him. I hope he finds a place among the stars he so loved. Rest In Peace!

From: Glen Turner
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Country: Warrington, England

R.I.P Sir Patrick Moore, You were an inspiration to so many people and who brought astronomy and into the homes and lives of people around the world. You will be dearly missed by not just by all who knew you personally but by everyone who knew you by watching The Sky At Night. Your enthusiasm and in depth knowledge of astronomy will be missed…

R.I.P

From: Ian Ellis
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Patrick, Thank you for touching my life. You inspired me and many others.
You will be dearly missed by so many. Rest in peace

From: kevin hoddy
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Country: United Kingdom

theres an extra star in the sky tonight, sir patrick moore.

From: fiona oakes
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Country: uk

I am genuinely sad to hear of Patrick’s death would watch the sky at night in my little house in liverpool and he brought the wonder of the universe to me.he educated me in the things my school teacher couldn’t be bothered to.he open my eyes and my mind to all the possibilities life holds.rest in peace,patrick and thank you.

From: Alan Burrage
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Country: UK

RIP to a true legend. It was your book, The Atlas of the Universe, that helped accelerate my interest in the field of Astronomy. There will only be one Patrick Moore. Thank you.

From: Geoff Warburton
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This man brought to millions the beauty and intrigue of Astronomy.  He inspired my interest as a child and, now nearing 60, my awe of the universe is as stiring as ever.

He will be sadly missed in astronomical circles, the scientific genre in general and by the millions he inspired with his enthusiasm and great knowledge of our heavens.

If there is an afterlife, then surely he is now complete in the knowledge of life, the universe and everything.

From: Dee Marsland-Round
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Country: UK

Dear Patrick, I am so honoured to have been one of your students at Queen Mary College. Your lectures were the highlight of the week and your debate on the major lunar craters with Prof John Bastin had everyone convinced that they were the result of boiling a saucepan of coffee! Always larger than life, as Brian says, you are an irreplaceable national treasure xxx

From: Mike Kohler
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Country: UK

Farewell Sir Patrick Moore. May you rest in peace. Thank you for years of educating and entertaining us, and for bringing astronomy to the television and the wider audience. Your legacy is immeasurably rich and will live on for generations to come.

From: Alan Bryant
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I grew up watching ‘The Sky at Night’  and was mesmerised by Sir Patrick Moore. He ignited a lifelong interest in all things cosmic and today’s news brings real sadness.

From: elidh scott
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An amazingly gifted, infectious, enthusastic, knowledgable, eccentric and much missed gentleman xxxx

From: Bryan Davies
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One of the most generous and helpful people I have ever met. I remember being invited to Farthings 45  years ago, as a 10 year old enthusiastic amateur astronomer, to chat for an afternoon and see his observatories. Patrick’s help and advice led me to move from Scotland to London, and to further kindle my love for astronomy. My life changed as a result and I can honestly say that I owe it to him. Who knows what might have been, but I know what has been, and was good. RIP Sir Patrick.

Bryan

From: Alan Jowett
Country: agjowett@tiscali.co.uk

A splendid man who enthused me with science since I was 11. An absolute pioneer of a broadcaster – who can ever forget those wobbly solar system models? Genius of a man who will be sorely missed I am sure.

From: Dr. Steve Wainwright
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Country: Wales

Patrick was a great friend. He was a source of inspiration, encouragement, advice and great enjoyment. It was a pleasure to work with him on a number of Sky at Night programs and it was an even greater pleasure to share his company and conversation over a G and T, when the Sun was over the yard arm of course. I can’t believe that I will not be going to Farthings again. It was an honour to know him and to spend time with him in his wonderful and magical home, Farthings. RIP my friend

From: Antonio Becerril
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Country: Mexico

Thank you for making us gaze into the sky, and contemplate it’s beauty. Queen’s  ’39 will never sound the same thanks to you. Love from Mexico City, Antonio.

 

 

From: Karl Denver
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Country: UK

Watching The sky at night is among one of my very early memories as a child. And this very sad news has left me numb. I would like to say thanks for being a good companion in my journey through this great pastime that is Astronomy . You will be sorely missed .

From: Ian smith
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Country: England

What a amazing person. Sad day

From: The Fisher family
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Country: England

So sorry to hear of Sir Patrick’s passing. The Sky At Night will never be the same. Thank you for your knowledge & enthusiasm that fired our interest in the stars.

From: Jason Haden
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Country: Norwich, England

I have grown up watching Sir Patrick in both The Sky At Night, and of course the oft-forgotten appearances as the Games Master! Along with Neil Armstrong, he helped to fuel my love of space and astronomy. Rest in peace.

From: Mike Thipthorp
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Country: UK

So sad, Sir Patrick introduced me to the wonders of space, as an educator and role model, he will be sadly missed!

From: Dafydd Lewis
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I have watched Patrick Moore and Sky at Night from the time we first got a TV (in the nineteen fifties, and I am now in my sixties). ‘The end of an era’ is not just a cliche in this case.

From: Alessandra
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Country: Italy

I did not know you very well but I am deeply moved today.
Thanks for making the universe closer and, wherever you are now, enjoy the stars.

From: Karen Bester
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I have been dreading this day :(

Engendering an interest in science in a number of generations is an achievement only few people could ever gain. Doing this with an easy charm and an endearing eccentricity is entirely unique.

Patrick Moore was one of a kind. I’ll truly miss him. Rest in peace, Sir :(

From: Karen Bester
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I have been dreading this day :(

Engendering an interest in science in a number of generations is an achievement only few people could ever gain. Doing this with an easy charm and an endearing eccentricity is entirely unique.

Patrick Moore was one of a kind. I’ll truly miss him. Rest in peace, Sir :(

From: Karen Bester
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I have been dreading this day :(

Engendering an interest in science in a number of generations is an achievement only few people could ever gain. Doing this with an easy charm and an endearing eccentricity is entirely unique.

Patrick Moore was one of a kind. I’ll truly miss him. Rest in peace, Sir :(

From: Diane Clarkson
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Country: UK

You were an inspiration and truly admirable person of the highest quality. As an extremely keen stargazer, albeit very amateur, I hope your work is past on for generations to come. We will all miss you and I hope the next new planet found is named after you.

From: David gillingham
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R.I.P. Sir Patrick Moore, The stars will be brighter tonight for you.

From: Philip cole
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He will be Missed

From: Barrie
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Country: England

You inspired millions. Thank you.

 

 

From: Daniel Joel
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Country: UK

RIP Sir Patrick Moore an Universal loved legend who’s left a great legacy

From: Steve Wilson
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Country: United Kingdom

A truly inspirational man who has left a great legacy behind. Gone but never forgotten.RIP Sir Patrick.

From: Cat Finlayson
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Country: UK

One of the original scientists who could make it all interesting AND entertaining. You inspired me to teach  it with a twist, and I often thought of you when I led tours round London’s Natural History Museum. The current trend of science with a sense of humour is all because of you. x

From: Bob Yates
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Country: U.K.

A very sad day indeed.
Thank you for opening up my eyes to the stars. You always took time to inspire people from all kinds of backgrounds and generations to the wonders of Astronomy.
You will be missed all around the world.
RIP Sir Patrick Moore

From: Steven
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Farewell Sir Patrick, your real journey into the cosmos begins. Here is a mini-cluster found by NASA’s RISE that may be worth visiting:

From: Coco & Paul
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Country: United Kingdom

6XRHWhenever the skies darkened, you gave us the inspiration to look up, and the knowledge to know what we were looking at, and for that we think you with all our hearts.

Rest in Peace Patrick!

 

 

From: Ted wicks
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Country: UK

A multi talented gentleman, will be sadly missed.

From: Ian Drain
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Will be out tonight with the telescope looking up to see what you inspired me to do – gaze at the heavens above and dream about what is up there.

Thank you Sir Patrick.

From: Phil Mahoney
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Country: United Kingdom

Astronomer, educator, author, composer, percussionist, GamesMaster, war hero, activist, world record holder, inspiration to thousands, national treasure.

That’s not bad for one lifetime. Not bad at all.

From: Peter Mount
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Country: UK

I first met Sir Patrick in the mid eighties just prior to Halley’s comet. Like he appeared on the Sky at Night he was helpful & gave some really good advice to me.

He will be surely missed.

From: Michelle Clark
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Country: England

“I was in hospital once and I watched a whole episode of “EastEnders”. I suppose it’s true to life. But so is diarrhoea – and I don’t want to see that on television” – Sir Patrick Moore.

You are now a star in The Sky At Night x

From: Margaret D
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Farewell to a rule great man. You taught me to look up and to question and marvel at all the wonders that surround us. May you fly through the stars for eternity, your legacy is great and will live on forever. RIP xx

From: Paul Baines
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Came as a great shock to me.  Your passing is a lose to everyone.  Sure you will still be able to see the stars from where you are now so will be happy Patrick.

Paul B

From: Catherine Lawson
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Country: England

Rest in peace, Sir Patrick Moore, secure in the knowledge that you were an inspiration for millions. Thank you so much.

From: Claudio Tassone
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Country: Italy

RIP Sir Moore

From: Tony Furze
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Country: Pakistan

Dear Patrick,
thank you for all the delight and fascination for science in all that you did on this Earth. You showed all of us what true dedicationa and passion for knowledge is.You were a constant and enduring presence during my childhood; you intoduced me to the stars, and made me consider our place in the universe, sincere wishes and condolence to your family and loved ones, Tony

From: Karl Riley
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Used to watch you on Gamesmaster as a child (mainly for the cheats at the end) until I grew up a bit and then became addicted to your astronomy and Sky At Night programmes/Magazine. I think you are one of the two greatest men of the last 3 generations. Including Sir David Attenborough. I hope you are amongst the stars now, where you should always have been. A true legend. Thanks for all your insight and RIP. x

 

From: Miriam Collins
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Country: Ireland

Farewell Sir Patrick, one of my most favourite teachers ever. There’s a new star in the heavens tonight.

From: Ben
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So sad to hear about Patrick’s passing. Glad it was peaceful with his family around him.
What a life Patrick lived, the breakthroughs he witnessed, the changes that the world has been through and the people he met in his lifetime are staggering.  …..he was even the gamesmaster!
Goodbye Patrick, you’ll be fondly remembered.

From: Ronald Delaney
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Country: england

I have to say without Patrick in our lives most of us would,nt know anything about the planet  Earth and its surroundings ,thanks Patrick you were an inspiration.

From: anthony fish
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Country: uk

rest in peace sir patrick i shell miss you and you were a one in a millon and thanks for every thing that you have done love to you and your family love from anthony you rock

From: Anna
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Country: UK

So sad to hear of your passing. You made astronomy accessible to so many, firing our imaginations.  The world is a lesser place without you. RIP

From: Ken Hoyle
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The giants of my life are slowly passing away. Sir Patrick TV series was my first introduction to astronomy. He never spoke down to his audience and yet still managed to make a tricky subject understandable. Thank you for being my guide to the rapid changes in thought we have seen in  astronomy since the dawn of the space age with Sputnik in 1957

From: Eclectic Badger
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You were an inspiration both as the geeky ‘Games Master’ and as the serious television Astronomer.  It was through watching the Sky at Night that taught me to always look up. Sad and yet happy you are now amongst the stars you so talked so passionately about. Thank you.

From: Ian
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Country: Finland

A sad passing of the man who made looking to the sky at night an adventure. This ball of rock need more like him.

From: Samantha
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Country: England

You will be missed greatly by everyone in our home. We watch The Sky at Night together every month and it won’t be the same without you. You were a pleasure to watch. Your knowledge and passion on the starry skies above have inspired many generations. Rest in Peace Sir Patrick, your wisdom will live on in us all.

From: Julian Onions
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Country: UK

A real character, I saw him give talks twice and had a book signed by him. His enthusiasm and knowledge were legendary. We need more of such characters.
Amongst the stars now as an eponymous asteroid.

From: David Lupton
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Country: UK

Goodbye Sir Patrick; and Rest in Peace within the Stars from which you and us all were all born. One man….several inspired generations….a truly astronomical legacy to leave to Earth

From: wendy graham
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Very very sad to hear that Sir Patrick Moore has died. He was my consultant editor back in Space Voyager days, a dream contributor, utterly reliable, clean copy delivered on time, banged out of that old typewriter.
Even the printers praised his copy as being really easy to set. Totally wysiwyg. Remember walking along Argyl st in london with him one evening and people stopped their cars to jump out and shake his hand.
I’ve often quoted what he said about adopting a stray cat ‘I was a home without a cat and she was a cat without a home’

From: Paul Blakesley
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I’m so very privileged to have had the chance to visit you at home. You were so accommodating and generous, witty, caring and an inspiration to me to look up and wonder at the night sky. You will be dearly missed but never forgotten. Your Xmas cracker gold pendant that hangs with your knighthood shows others what a great sense of humour you had.
From myself and all the members of The North Essex astronomical Society we wish you well on your personal voyage amongst the stars.

From: Cathryn Delahaye
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You were an inspiration Sir Patrick, a true ledgend.  May you rest in peace.

From: Pete Ainsworth
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Country: England

Sir Patrick was such an inspiration to many people. Not just through his astronomy but also music. He will be very sadly missed.

From: Darren Gooch
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Rest in peace Sir Patrick

From: Calum Paterson
Country: United Kingdom

Rest in Peace dear friend. You were an icon, a hero. You will be missed so much. I remember once sneeking downstairs to the tv when I was about 7, because my brother was teasing me that an asteroid was going to hit the earth and that Patrick Moore was going to announce it. Instead of a stern voice declaring impending doom. I got a nice heartwarming voice of Sir Patrick Moore talking about the Alan Hills 84001 meteorite. You were a much loved man. An d i hope that when I leave this world there will be a Sky at Night in heaven, with you presenting, and guest appearances of Arthur C Clarke, Neil Armstrong and Carl Sagan.
RIP

From: Christine Stewart
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Country: UK

Goodnight Sir! You gave us many hours of delightful star gazing, I hope now you are dancing your way across the universe xxxxx

From: Christine Elmer
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Country: England

A truly awesome man.  An inspiration for our generation.  My children stayed up late, even on school nights, in the 70s and 80s to watch The Sky At Night.

From: Ian Thomas
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Another of my heroes has gone. Patrick’s enthusiasm and knowledge is something that I will miss immensely. His comedy timing was also brilliant and he was never shy to appear on our television not only in his wonderful sky at night programme but also such others as Dr Who and Have I Got News For You.
Farewell Sir Patrick, we will miss you and your xylophone

From: Fona Roberts
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I will always remember and be grateful to Sir Patrick for his extraordinary kindness to me.  A truly great-hearted man.

Thank you Sir Patrick for being you.  May your soul fly to the stars and dance to their music.

From: John Linge
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A real inspiration. God bless.

From: Paul Cashie
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Country: England

Patrick you were a great insperation to thousands and you are the best.
evey time I look up at the universe you will be in my thoughts.

From: Elizabeth Kirkby
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Country: England

I have followed, and been inspired by, your love and enthusiasm for astronomy, as have so many others.  Thank you for setting such a marvellous example.  Rest in peace.

From: Kenneth Houston
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Country: Ireland & Thailand

Very sad, but a life well lived. The Sky at Night was the only show I got to stay up late and watch as a kid – even when it was on the other side of midnight on Sundays. How could you not be inspired by his enthusiasm? How could you not look up?

From: Markus Wanner
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Country: Switzerland

He was one of the best, very sad to read this message. RIP Sir Patrick Moore

From: Jacki Jam
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Lets hope for a bright new star in the heavens for the charming visionary Sir Patrick Moore who helped us dream the dream of mankind’s destiny to travel between the stars and ‘boldly go..’

I will never be again to look up at the night sky and the array of stars without thinking of him. ‘Armstrong City’ and ‘Moore Town’ on Mars one day? Let’s hope so.

From: Dawn Wootton-Ball
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RIP Sir Patrick Moore :( a new star in the sky  tonight xxx

From: Neil McVinnie
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A sad loss to the world of astronomy and to our great country. Patrick always held my attention with his television appearances especially the sky at night and who must have influenced generations of up and coming astronomy students. He will be missed.

 

From: Ian screaton
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Dear Sir Patrick,
As with most of your loyal fans you are the inspiration that made me look up at night. Looking up not just to see the wonders of the night sky but also to realise what is down here and the things we surround ourselves with are not so important.
You will be sorely missed by all who enjoyed your vast career and most of all, for me, your wonderful sense of humour. Rest in peace sir.
Ian

From: jason smith
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sad to hear of the great man passing,patrick had a love of the stars and now he is one of the brightest stars shining down on us.R.I.P sir patrick

From: Tony Furze
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Dear Patrick,
thank you for all the delight and fascination for science in all that you did on this Earth. You showed all of us what true dedicationa and passion for knowledge is.You were a constant and enduring presence during my childhood; you intoduced me to the stars, and made me consider our place in the universe, sincere wishes and condolence to your family and loved ones, Tony

From: Paul Bradbury
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Rest in peace to an icon of British science.

From: David Holloway
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Country: UK

Very sad to learn Sir Patrick has passed away. I’ll always be grateful for the knowledge he shared and feeding my interest in astronomy from an early age. A brilliant man.

From: Denise Ellerman
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Country: England

RIP Patrick. I havewatched your show since I was a little girl. Always found you to be entertaining and inspirational. I saw a talk you gave a bout 10 years ago with my daughter who was equally impressed (and she’s not easy to impress!) Will miss your wit and passion for astronomy but am hugely grateful that you were around to inspire me.

From: The Mulcahy Family
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Sir Patrick Moore will be missed in our home.His love of astronomy has been passed on to generations through The Sky at Night.Always one to watch in our house.RIP

From: Phil Jordan
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Very sad to hear of the death of Patrick Moore, a man who has left an enormous legacy to astronomy and science. I’m sure many of todays astronomers and scientists originally had their interest sparked through his work. As a boy in the sixty’s I developed a lifelong interest in astronomy, all down to one of the many books written by him. A great man who will be much missed.

From: Sarah
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Play among the stars forever!
Always with a twinkle in your eyes.
Condolences to those who love you.
You fascinated so many.
Rest in peace

From: Amber Svenska
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Country: Great Britain

A wonderfully interesting and entertaining man, who’s enthusiasm for astronmy was infectious.
My television screen will be a sadder place without him.

From: Sian
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Country: Uk

To a brilliant man who has inspired hundreds may your legacy continue to inspire hundreds more. RIP

From: Alison
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You inspire a generation.  Now amongst the stars looking down …

From: Gerry X
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The Sky at Night will not be as bright now a star has gone out. R.I.P Sir Patrick Moore.

A true genius and a complete gentleman, enjoyed his many cameo appearances on TV.

From: Jan Uzzell
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RIP Sir Patrick – My husband and I shall remember with great fondness your passion for the stars and your ability to inspire that love in others (you’re one of my husband’s heroes), your wonderful eccentricity (monocles will NEVER be worn with such flair again), your sense of fun and not forgetting your virtuosity on the xylophone – Sadly missed – Jan & Nigel

 

 

From: Andrew Smith
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I’ve never been “into” astronomy, but was always fascinated by the idea of space travel. And when I look back, Sir Patrick has always been there in those memories I hold dear.
One of my oldest memories is of the moon landings  and there was Patrick. Apollo 13 and its crew’s fight for survival – there he was again.
I even have an obscure memory of him on Blue Peter arguing with a Dalek – threatening to stick a meteorite “right up its antennae”!!
And then as a Queen fan, there he was again!
I would watch the Sky at Night occasionally but have to admit to feeling a bit stupid compared with the knowledge that these people had.
So, throughout my life, unconciously, there has been Sir Patrick and now he is gone.
Rest in peace and enjoy your onward journey through the cosmos

From: Kevin Pickett
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Thankee Muchly.

From: Guy Normas
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Just one of the nice guys, able to pass on his knowledge to those who want to learn, he could laugh, but entertain while teaching at the same time, a loss to all, my thoughts go out to those who had the chance to know him…..

From: Wayne
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Few people had a passion for their work like Sir Patrick.
The sky will be one star brighter tonight m

I hope you’re now getting the chance to explore all the places you loved so much.

From: Sean C
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R.I.P. to the man who brought the stars to the masses.

From: Ali Wareham
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An absolute legend. You made it all so interesting and are a true loss. RIP

From: Luke Hardy
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An inspirational man and a broadcasting icon.  He will be sadly missed.  What on Earth will happen to The Sky at Night?  If it ever continues, it would never be the same without Sir Patrick.  Irreplaceable.

From: Ian McLoughlin
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Like so many others, I was inaugurated into the wonders of the universe by watching The Sky At Night and reading Patrick’s many books and articles. I am no great astronomer but, thanks to him, I raised my head as a small boy and have been looking and marvelling ever since.
An icon and an institution, a part of my life for fifty years and also a superb musician. Thanks for everything Patrick – you will be very much missed.

From: Barry Williams
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Sir Patrick leaves behind a community of astronomy enthusiasts and professionals alike who were inspired by his own passion for the subject.

His legacy will always be the huge impact his work and broadcasts have had in inspiring and promoting astronomy to all.

A very eccentric and likeable man, I am proud to have shared a passion and hometown with him.

RIP Sir Patrick

From: Bill Boucher
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Goodbye, Sir Patrick. I have him to thank for my love of astronomy, a gift from his life which will last for all of mine.

The recent edition of Sky at Night sits on my hard-drive waiting to be watched – one last lesson from a true legend in both astronomy and broadcasting.

From: Jason Ridge
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Deeply saddened to here of the death of one of my idols, Sir Patrick Moore. He taught so many of us to look up to the skies and enjoy astronomy. I was one of them. A huge loss to so many of us. The Geminid meteor shower will be upon us soon, if you see a shooting star, think of him. RIP Sir Patrick.

From: Bill Hadley
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Country: Scotland

RIP Patrick. If there were more people dedicated  to a noble passion and the education and inspiration of others like you were we would have a much better world.

From: Chris Holmes
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Country: England

Sir Patrick Moore was a man who inspired generations to look to the stars. his passion and love of the subjects he spoke on gave warmth and approachability. He came across as everyones faviouite uncle and he will be truly missed. The stars shine a little dimmer tonight.

From: John Clements
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Patrick Moore is the reason why, when I walk home at night I look upwards not downwards. A inspirational and beautiful human being. Requiescat in pace

From: Brian Smith
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Patrick has been, unknowing, a part of  my life for fifty years. He opened my mind to science and the universe and inspired me constantly. His science fiction works gave me a start into a lifelong love affair with the genre. I shall sorely miss him on the Sky at Night and hope that he is now able to do what I would like to do one day, free of a limiting human body, to go and do the grand tour of the Universe.

From: Philip Roberts
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An inspiration to generations of astronomers has left us. I can’t tell how sad I am to hear this news, yet there is so much to celebrate about the life of this extraordinary man. I had the great privilege to meet and photograph him on two occasions, a gentle giant of a man who connected me, a humble amateur, to the greats of astronomy and space. RIP Patrick. You were and are living history to those of us who look up at the night sky. Next time I observe the moon in my eyepiece, you will be in my thoughts.

 

From: Alan Robert
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You made the sky come to life, RIP

From: Lyndon Stanley
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RIP Patrick, you will be missed by millions you were a true star in your own right.

From: Mark
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Such a sad loss, I’ve been watching Sir Patrick Moore since childhood. He will be sadly missed. RIP.

From: Tristan Maddocks
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My wife, daughter and myself were astounded to be invited to meet Sir Patrick one Sunday, ealier this year. Elise and Eleanor took their violins and played some music to Patrick. We spoke all afternoon and joined him for an afternoon G&T. He was very generous with his time, despite having interupted his afternoon cricket TV viewing. He knew that he wouldn’t be on earth forever and spoke of being reunited with his mum and beloved fiance. We sincerely thank the wonderful care team who ran Farthings and send a special cuddle to Ptolemy. xxx Tristan, Elise and Eleanor

From: harry dickson
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Sir Patric was one in a million and will be sadly missed i never miss the sky at night and it won’t be the same without him.

From: John
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The best memorial to Patrick Moore is the number of people who took up astronomy thanks to him. He will, of course, be much missed.

From: Ken Grayling
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RIP Sir Patrick. A genuine star.

From: Richard Hewison
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One of my earliest childhood memories is of watching Patrick Moore and James Burke on BBC2 (I think) as they reported live on the last few Apollo moon landings in the early 1970’s. I was fortunate enough to meet him once when he came to the University where I now work and presented a lecture in March 1994. Ironically, I also used to work in computer games and of course he also found a way to reach young children as the ‘Games Master’. He will be sadly missed.

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The best and most lasting national remembrance of Sir Patrick would be determination to curb light pollution throughout the land. Let the people in towns and cities look up in wonder. Let them grasp how small our corner of the universe is and how petty our concerns. Let children become aware of why the sky has fascinated mankind throughout the ages.

From: Ian
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Thank you for your years of inspiration Patrick. You was unique and the Britain you represent is all but gone with you.

I think it would be a wonderful thing if any remaining family could allow his home to become a museum to his work and Astronomy and a place of learning.

From: JP Kraus
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Thank you for making us look up and wonder about the universe.

From: Derek Croucher
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Country: UK

One of my heroes, and a true inspiration. Will think of you when I look up up the stars.

From: Charlotte
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All the things you did in one lifetime many people wouldn’t get done in ten. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. You will be sorely missed.

From: Alan Britton
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I remember watching many episodes of Sky At Night, then standing in the garden with my father trying to spot the things Sir Patrick had been talking about.

It was through those nights I became fascinated with astronomy and am now studying it with the Open University.

Thank you Sir Patrick Moore. Never to be forgotten.

From: Paul Cashie
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Patrick: you are a great inspiration to thousands, and you are the best.
evey time I look up at the universe you will be in my thoughts.

Paul

From: George Calllaghan
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So sad today to hear of the passing of a great man. An inspiration to me and so many others. His genuine wonder at the marvels of the universe was always a delight. He will be sorely missed by us all. Much love

From: Ray Graham
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I met Sir Patrick once at the Amateur Astronomical Society in London and he was a warm man with a huge enthusiasm for the subject. It was him who inspired me with my interest in Astronomy. I also have a postcard reply he wrote to me on one of his old typewriters when I sent him a letter and an Astronomy question. Such a huge loss.

From: Daniel MacKillican
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Country: UK

An inspirational man and true role model. Sad to read of his passing.

From: Anthony Preece
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R.I.P. Sir Patrick Moore. He’s been an inspiration since my childhood, a great sense of humour and will be missed by millions. May he be at peace among the stars which he loved so much.

From: m0r1arty
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I had long been meaning to write a personal letter to Sir Patrick as, from what I read in his autobiography, he would type one out by way of personal reply.

Sadly, I never did.

He has had a massive impact on my life ranging from his Sky At Night program and other popular culture moments such as Games Master and the recent Doctor Who episode. He always inspired me to be a gentleman with a tolerant spirit who is capable of educating others through patience and wit.

To me there is something quintessentially British to his character and the nation has lost an important part of its identity today.

I am sure the entire community of scientists today will mourn our loss and remember him fondly.

RIP Sir Patrick, you were great!

From: Russell
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Genuinely sad to hear of Sir Patricks passing. A true legend and inspiration

From: Simon Campbell
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RIP Sir Patrick Moore.

You were a man who taught us all to appreciate the Sky at Night and make us look in wonderment & awe at the firmament above our heads.

You will be sadly missed by all of us.

From: Keith glover
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Patrick was an inspiration and a unique individual. He will be sadly missed.

From: James-Ross Moore
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Such an inspiration to me was he, that I named my son for him. Like Sir Patrick, Jamie William Patrick took to the stars at a very young age and has since been transfixed by them. The man has passed, but the legend lives on.

From: Emma
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Patrick you legend! you made the universe a brighter place! with your knowledge everything about the cosmos was made so much more simpler and intreasting! thank you for many years of  the sky at night! love always em

From: Gavin Jackson
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Country: Scotland

I never had the honour of meeting Sir Patrick Moore but throughout my life he has been present. In my younger years when my dad would watch The sky at night into my teenage years with Gamesmaster and back to The Sky at night in my twenties and now my thirties.

He inspired generations to go out into the cold and dark and marvel and learn about the Universe and it’s secrets.

My picture of Jupiter from Wednesday evening at Harperrig Reservoir near Livingston and is due to Sir Patrick Moores inspiring me to pursue the hobby and love of astronomy.

He will be sorely missed.

From: Chantal
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Country: Netherlands

He will be missed by his loved ones. He is among the stars he loved so much. Gonna miss him in astronomy tv shows!

From: Neil
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I met him when I was a youngster, at an astronomy event in Coventry in the early 80’s IIRC. He was a giant of a man next to little me as he signed my book, he was a giant of a man in his field.

 

 

From: Paul Mories
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Tonight there will be a new bright star in  the sky.     RIP Patrick Moore

From: Andy Barnett
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Country: England

Such sad news, god speed on your next journey

From: Alison Gilleard
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Country: England

A true legend.  You inspired so many of us to look up to the skies.  And the greatest astronomer of my lifetime.

From: Ryan Paisey
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Country: UK

A truly inspirational and dignified gentleman. You will be sorely missed. We were all lucky enough to witness your magic. You’ll forever be my favourite mass of stardust.

From: Kevin McNulty
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Thank you for the inspiration the shared knowledge that taught us all so much. Time to take your place amongst the Stars, you will never be forgotten.

From: Roger Hart
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Patrick influenced my interest in astronomy and I learned what I should look out for when buying a telescope from his books. I met him in Folkestone, a lovely, charming man. It thrills me to say that I have been able to pass the interest he nurtured in me via The Sky at Night to my children, and now, aged 3, my granddaughter has learned to use my telscope. Her gasp of joy as her view of the night sky suddenly filled with stars will stay with me until my time comes. Thank you, Sir Patrick.

 

From: Peter Dalling
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R.I.P. Sir Patrick Moore, the man who made Astronomy accessible to the rest of us. Such a sad day.

From: Isadora
Country: UK
One of the brightest stars has flickered out…I am lucky to have met him twice, such a great man. Watching the Sky at Night from a very young age was one of the things that eventually made me study astrophysics. Britain has lost one of its greatest national treasures. RIP Patrick, thank you for opening our eyes to the wonders of the heavens above.

From: Paul Hutchinson
Country: United Kingdom
I had the pleasure of meeting Sir Patrick on two occasions. He was an inspiration to generations of astronomers.
Long may your influence live on.

From: Michele
Country: England
They’re playing him Holst’s ‘Venus: The Bringer of Peace’ on Classic FM right now – a fitting tribute to an amazing man. Rest In Peace, Sir Patrick.

From: tony calder
Country: England
You will never be forgotten. Your enthusiasm and dedication showed throughout all the years of “The Sky at Night”. Thanks.

From: Rob Taylor
Country: England
R.I.P. Sir Patrick Moore, you were such an inspiration to so many.There will be a new star shining brightly in the sky tonight!

From: julian stevens
Country: england
thanks Patrick you taught me such a lot through the decades and will always have a thought of you when i look up into the heavens.

From: Kev Rimmer
Country: UK (Wales)
Thanks.

From: Bryn
Country: AUSTRALIA
Patrick Moore used to play in a band with my Great Grandfather Peter Colburt. They both played Tympani’s and Xylophones & percussion together !!!

This makes me so proud, of both Patrick and my Great Grandfather !!!

I am now thinking of both Patrick & my Great Grandfather re-united in heaven playing & creating music together again now !!!

From: Jeff Smith
Country: Wales
He was unique. He will continue to touch the lives of many for years to come. Through those he inspired, and through those in turn inspired to look to the skies. We will miss you.

From: Gary Colville
Country: UK
A hero and inspiration to so many people, Rest In Peace Sir Patrick, now you can roam the stars.

 

From: Camila Fernandes
Country: Brazil
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He was (and will remain, with his legacy and memory) really an inspiration, to always question the chewed information given to us, and  that most so-called ‘genius’ on media, they’re absolutely nothing, when compared to the magnificence of Sir Patrick Moore

From: georgie makins
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RIP dear patrick
You were an amazing man and who will be missed.
You were like family and you are in our hearts RIP X

From: Rowena Sayer
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Saddened to hear of Sir Patrick’s passing.  A truly inspirational man who was the backdrop to all things space related my whole life.  Helped me see the stars for what they are.  From stardust he came and to stardust he will go.  RIP

From: Karen Glynn
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The stars will be shining a little brighter tonight as they are joined by the sweetest, loveliest, most original person you could ever hope to meet.  Rest in Peace Sir Patrick, you will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
From: Jamie Baverstock
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I had recorded last Thursday’s BBC4 edition of ‘The Sky At Night’ and was shortly due to watch it this afternoon when I read the news about Sir Patrick. It was one of the saddest occasions of watching a television programme that I’ve ever known

Sir Patrick had been seen to be quite poorly this year on TSAN, in fact November’s edition was pretty much a hello and goodbye from him, with Chris Lintott and Chris North taking up the bulk of the presenting. Thankfully, in his last edition, Sir Patrick seemed much more animated, engaging in healthy scepticism about the possibility of water existing in the craters of Mercury. However, seeing him sign off the edition with a promise to be back next month with some tips for those viewers with Christmas presents of new telescopes, had me quite misty-eyed

People don’t live forever, but selfishly, I can’t help wishing that my favourite ones did. I’ve been watching Sir Patrick on the television since I was a child and he’s one of the biggest influences in my love and fascination for the night sky. I hope that Chris Lintott is handed the reigns of TSAN and continues Sir Patrick’s legacy of engaging people in intelligent, but accessible, sharing of all things astrological.

It’s not often that you can actually feel the loss of someone you’ve never met or don’t actually know, but with all his books and dvds on my shelves and years of a visit from him every month from TSAN, I do feel that I will miss Sir Patrick.

From: John Skillen
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I am very saddened to hear of the news of Patrick passing. I always look forward to his television shows and admired him a great deal, he will be sadly missed.

From: Edward Russell
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A great man, who inspired countless scientists.  His legacy is in the output which these scientists go on to produce.

From: elaine shave
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so sad to hear of your passing. you truly are a bright shinning star.  you brought the heavens and universe to us all. Thank you. x

From: Helen Bovill
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RIP Sir Patrick – “The Sky at Night” will not be the same without you, but the night-time sky has gained its brightest star so far.

From: Stephen Baker
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RIP Sir Patrick, you are now amongst the stars.

From: Paul Stevenson
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A great man and a great inspiration to me. As a small  by I was inspired to a lifelong love of astronomy by Sir Patrick Moore.

He will be fondly remembered.

From: John Griffiths
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A true inspiration to all who yearned to know more about the universe. Patrick will be sadly missed by many.

From: Russell Shanks
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Your guides to Astronomy are some of the wittiest, funniest and most addictive books I have had the pleasure of picking up and reading. Thank you for your infectious enthusiasm for looking into the night’s sky; I can’t stop gazing!

From: Emily Watson
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Desperately sorry to hear of the loss of Sir Patrick Moore – who helped bring science into the public domain and inspired a whole generation of astronomers, physicists and scientists to look beyond the edge of this little world.

Hope that he and Lorna can now dream in light and see beyond the stars.

From: Andrew Differ
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Sir Patrick you will be sorely missed. Always such a great joy to watch and such a character! I’ll think of you every time I look up at the stars, listening for xylophones on the breeze.

From: David Langley
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Carismatic, enthusiastic, passionate are just a few words to discribe such a inspired man. His knowledge and communication through presenting The Sky at Night made understanding Astronomy at little easier to understand for a novice astronomer. I believe he will be greatly missed, and his personality will continue to be strong whenever I look to the heavens.

From: Michael Brown
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Gutted to hear the very sad news that the “starman” has passed on. He was the inspiration for me to look to the heavens and indulge in the wonderful and rewarding hobby of stargazing/astronomy – RIP dear man – let your spirit fly free, among the stars, where you belong

From: Simon Sheridan
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RIP Sir Patrick. The Sky at Night inspired a generation and I recall the entire family sitting around the television waiting for your programme to start. A stark contrast to what is passed of as family viewing today.
Thank you and I hope your teachings go on to inspire many more.

From: Ben Archibald
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Sir Patrick Moore’s enthusiam was my inspiration to look at the night sky and try to understand the vastness of the universe, its science and its processes. A great innings and a splendid legacy.

From: Roger
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It feels like a column of state has crumbled away, so much was he a part of our post war experience, with so much influence on so many both high & low. Also a lovely looney.

From: Ian
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A truly great inspirational man who transcended the subject he covered. Was always heartwarming to see somebody truly love the subject he dedicated himself too. RIP

From: Mark
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So sad to hear of Sir Patrick’s passing. The sky has one more star tonight…

From: David Knibb BA
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Sorry for all of us who will miss one of the great inspirations of our time. Sir Patrick encouraged me from the age of eight when he sent me the proof copy of “The Planets”; to child he had never met, just because one of my teachers told him I loved astronomy.
I later met him again on his lecture tours when I was at college and had the amazing experience of having a pint with him in the college bar.
He retained an almost childlike enthusiasm for science throughout his life.
In a way, I am glad for him to be free of the illnesses which dogged his final few years.

From: Claire
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Rest in peace, Sir Patrick, reunited with your lost love, and taking your rightful place among the stars x

From: David Ford
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I remember hearing a broadcast with Sir Patrick quite recently when he said we wouldnt find life on other planets in his lifetime. He was right, but what a pity. I would have loved to hear his reaction. Sad to hear his passing and RIP

From: Ian Parr
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RIP Sir Patrick, you inspired me and countless others to be interested in Astronomy, long may your legacy continue.

From: Gavin Hill
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Rest In Peace Sir Patrick.

Your work has educated, entertained and fascinated me since I was old enough to look up at the night sky and think “Wow.”

I hope you have an amazing view of the cosmos up there.

From: Aaron Grehan
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I’ve felt miserable all morning upon hearing the news of Sir Patrick’s passing. He has been in the international face of astronomy for decades, far longer than I have been upon this Earth. We have lost a man who inspired many among myself to care deeply and search deeper into outer space, and a man who kept inspiring and kept searching right up to his death. He embodied the unwavering power of human curiosity, which burned bright during his life, and will continue to burn in his passing. From stardust to dust…farewell.

From: Tommy Young
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Don’t want to believe he has passed on, Loved watching him on TV  a truly remarkable man.

From: Jeff Brown
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Thank you Sir Patrick for the  inspiration, and the teaching that you have given me during the last 53 years of my life. I don’t think I missed many of ‘The Sky At Night’ programs and they were all informative and entertaining. You were a great role model for a 1950’s teenager that had a curiosity about the night sky.
RIP Sir.

From: Shane
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Humanity’s knowledge has been immeasurably increased by Sir Patrick, not just through his work but the inspiration and enthusiasm he gave others.  RIP Patrick, I hope your legacy is treated with the care it deserves.

From: Christopher Hamer
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Rest in peace Sir Patrick, you have been an inspiration to generations all over the world. I will take my telescope out with my daughter tonight and show her the stars in your memory.

From: Dr. Stephen Serjeant
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Patrick Moore inspired me as a child to study science, and inspired many of my friends and colleagues too. I’m saddened by his passing but his legacy lives on in a generation of scientists.

Stephen Serjeant, Head of Astronomy, The Open University

From: Paul Stevens
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Only just found out about him telling porkies about his age to join the RAF during the war. He was a navigator. No suprise really!  Sad loss. R I P.

 

From: Richard Taylor
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Goodbye to a truly inspirational, intelligent, gloriously eccentric man. I met him once… what a wonderful body of work and legacy he leaves behind. His impact on science in general and astronomy in particular in this country is incalculable. I genuinely can’t remember a time when I didn’t know who he was… somehow I thought he’d go on forever. Rest in peace Patrick, and thank you.

From: Clive McIntyre
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What a great man and such a magnificent legacy.
The sheer enthusiasm of him reached out grabbed the attention of so many people. He can hardly have expected to live through so many great adventures in astronomy when he was younger but was front and centre of it all.
He may have personally left the planet but his spirit will continue with so many people.
Thank you Patrick, you have been a a great teacher and TV friend.

From: David Pearson
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For my generation and later ones he made the stars famous.

From: Jon Steadman
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RIP Patrick. You were a classy guy. When we both didnt look where we were going at Membury services, walked into each other and you knocked me over, you were incredibly galant and genuinly concerned that I was ok. A true gentleman.

From: tony pearce
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You have always been a great inspiration. We will miss your humour, energy and knowledge. Rest peacefully sir, you have earned it.

From: Paul Davison
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Rest in peace, Sir Patrick. You were one a kind and a great inspiration to me, and so many others. Thank you for all you did over so many years to inspire us all.

From: Matthew McPike
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With much enthousiast i’ve enjoyed the BBC updates with SIR PATRICK MOORE.
I was sad to hear of his departure from this beautifull planet,and wish him  Bon Voyage and the discoverys of the Universe.
Farewell Sir Patrick Moore

From: Lauren Cowan
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Patrick has been one of my biggest inspirations since I was a child. It was thanks to him that I first became interested in all the wonders space has to hold and now, I am studying for a degree in astrophysics. So thank you, Sir Patrick for being so inspirational for a generation of young astronomers such as myself. You will be missed.

From: Steve Upton
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The sky became more fascinating thanks to your enthusiasm.
RIP Gamesmaster

From: Tina Edgington
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I am so Sad to hear that Patrick has died :-( he inspired so many people, to look up at the Stars and beyond :-) my thoughts are with his family and friends, at this very Sad time :-(

From: Mark McGavin
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Saddened to hear of your passing, but I’m sure you’re one of the brightest stars up there now. I have watched your programmes all my life; you have been an inspiration and a guide. I will miss you, The Sky at Night will never be quite the same! Godspeed. RIP

From: Anthony W
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Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars, you’ll take your place in the sky as one of them.  Rest in peace, Patrick.

From: kay fox
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Sir Patricks enthusiasm has helped inspire both my children to look to the stars

From: Patrick Mahon
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So sorry to hear that Sir Patrick has died. I was lucky enough to meet him when he gave a talk to my secondary school’s Astronomy Society in 1981, when I was 12. My passion for physics and astronomy (including a first degree and postgraduate study) largely dates from meeting him at that event. I’ve been an avid fan of ‘The Sky at Night’ ever since. He will be remembered very fondly. RIP Sir Patrick. Hope to see you up there amongst the stars tonight.

From: Helen
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Rest in peace great man. May you fly among the stars

From: Louise Jennifer Hathaway
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To the most passionate and determined man of all time, Sir Patrick Moore. You have shown me great understanding of the universe.
My thoughts go to you and your family at the hard time.
You are now the bright star in the one place where you cherished. God bless x

From: Andy Myatt
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I have met patrick a quite a few times,He was an amazing guy. We interviewed him once. He offered us tea, realized he hadn’t any biscuits to offer so went out and bought some. What other person would do that. He also called me once out of the blue, to offer advice about telescopes after I mentioned to him I was wanting to buy one.
There are many words to describe him. My one word is LEGEND.  The universe will miss you Andy Myatt. sky news

From: Mark Wynne
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So sad to see him go. TSAN will never be the same.

From: Gill Bowler
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An extraordinary and inspiring man. May he rest in peace and happiness

From: Carl Skelly
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So many star men returning to the heavens, god speed Sir and thank you

From: Raonaid Uallas
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Rest in peace Sir. You gave so many of us ssuch joy in astronomy and you introduced it in such a way that you drew people in. You will be sorely missed, a true gentleman. Enjoy your ever lasting rest amongst the stars you loved so much. There will be an extra one twinkling up there tonight…

From: jackie white
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The Sky at Night with Sir Patrick Moore was in existence for the entire 55 years I’ve existed on this planet so far, it will be echoing around somewhere up there with all those we have lost who are back to being stardust.

From: Stephen Baker
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RIP Sir Patrick, you are now amongst the stars.

 

From: Al Town
Country: England
Patrick Moore has always featured in the 70’s Star Wars generation lives. When those of us who were inspired by fiction wished to access the wonders of the Solar system, I’m sure many will look to Patrick Moore as the inspiration that drove this fascination. Patrick will continue to live on in the heavens as we all will one day. RIP

From: carol frost
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Today we have lost a legend in Sir Patrick Moore, may you rest in peace Sir.
carol frost

From: Sally
Country: UK
When I look up at the stars I will remember you,now you are among them Patrick. Deep respect. God bless

From: Daniel Kozakiewicz
Country: England
Sir Patrick Moore has had a greater influence on my life than almost any other person. It is because of him I go out on a clear night and view the night sky. I am eternally grateful for him giving me that.

R.I.P

From: Amanda Wilson
Country: UK
Thank you for opening my eyes to the universe ! X

From: Dr. Mike Morley
Country: England
I was fortunate enough to meet Sir Patrick on a few occassions, as he served as patron of my school’s charitable trust; a great man and an inspiration to many, he shall be missed.

From: Jean gordon
Country: UK
rip Sir Patrick – you will be sorely missed – I can remember seeing you on TV when I was a small child & thought you would be here forever God Bless – you have taught us so much

From: Sam Geden
Country: United Kingdom
Thank you for everything, Sir Moore. Your work has furthered the field of Astronomy more than any of us could’ve imagined. You will be remembered and loved for generations to come as a master of your field and as an inspiration for us all.

From: Victoria Andrews
Country: England
RIP to a truly inspirational man. Thank you for opening your home to the residents of Selsey over the years. It was an honour to care for you at St Richards last year, a true gentleman and even though you were poorly then you still managed to make me laugh. Your memory will live on forever. Will look up to the stars tonight with great fondness. Sleep tight xxx

From: Colin Drinkwater
Country: England
Such sad news to hear of the passing of such a true English gentleman. Passionate, enthusiastic and engaging in his field. Like the teacher you always wish you’d had. The world will be a slightly darker place without him, but the heavens will glimmer with an extra star tonight. God rest you sir.

From: marc Reilly
Country: united kingdom
What a man. Inspirational to many a man
Truely amazing man.
Now he’s looking at the stars from way up high.
Enjoy Sir Patrick

From: Matt Robinson
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You have left behind a legacy the size of a galaxy. Thank you for your inspiration. Rest In Space Sir Patrick Moore.

From: Keith O’Hagen
Country: England
A true gentleman. There will never be another like him. This planet has lost a great man.

From: Rob Lynes
Country: uk
Sadly missed, a man who brought the wonders of the universal into our homes for so many years. RIP Sir Patrick

From: @jpmone
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RIP Sir Patrick Moore. Your moment in time and space was, is and always will be hugely appreciated. Hope ptolomey get cared for too.

From: Arfon
Country: Wales
Thank you for being an inspiration and friend Patrick. Arfon + Beth

From: Jo Kinane
Country: UK
Watched The Sky at Night every week with my dad! Have loads of your books. One more star in the sky tonight. RIP xx

From: Annie Brookes
Country: UK
Another star will shine brightly in the sky tonight.