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Backache stuff!!

« on: December 09, 2012, 01:07:06 PM »

Very sadly Patrick Moore has de-collimated his telescope, as a good english eccentric I personally will miss him a lot.

The sky at night will never be quite the same Cry


still a crazy old duffer!
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 01:23:24 PM »

A sad loss, and reminds us how we used to champion the great British eccentrics - a good innings by a cricket-lover!
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2012, 03:23:57 PM »

Had to happen but never the less I'm very sad.

Have been watching the sky at night for fifty years.
It won't be the same again.


It's not easy having a good time. Even smiling makes my face ache.

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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2012, 07:55:14 PM »

I met him a few times.  He was a frequent visitor to Birr  while the telescope was being  renovated and  he was always  very positive.   He came with Sir Bernard Lovell  who was ten years older and also died this year.

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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2012, 10:38:34 PM »

What a truely inspirational man .....
My Dad and I  used to stay up and unbeknownst to
Mum ( possibly !) watch the Sky at Night....
If only everybody everywhere had the  passion  and
knowledge this man had for his choose subject then
the world would be a much better place.
He will be much missed and  never forgotten...
Take your due place in the firmament
Much respect...

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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2012, 10:04:53 AM »

No more Mr Night Sky.


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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2012, 05:17:22 PM »

Met him once kind and charming. Will miss his enthusiasm. Anyone  who bowls leggiest and googlies has got to be good news.

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