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The author, broadcaster and renowned amateur astronomer, Sir Patrick Moore, has died peacefully at his home in Sussex, at the age of 89.

Sir Patrick first presented the BBC programme, "The Sky at Night" back in 1957, and continued to do so up until last week. He inspired generations of beginners to take up the hobby of astronomy, with his enthusiasm, knowledge, and presentational skills.

He wrote over 100 books, many on his favourite subject, the Moon. He was editor of the "Yearbook of Astronomy", and penned countless magazine articles. He was also a skilled musician, and composed his own works.

His passing is a great loss to the world of amateur astronomy, and he will be badly missed.

 

 

 

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