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RIP Partrick Moore

Postby Soni » Sun Dec 09, 2012 16:01 pm

British astronomer Patrick Moore, who helped map the moon and inspired generations of star gazers with decades of television broadcasts, died on Sunday aged 89.

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Re: RIP Partrick Moore

Postby Peddle Up! » Sun Dec 09, 2012 16:04 pm

The loss of one of life's great characters. RIP
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Re: RIP Partrick Moore

Postby Soni » Sun Dec 09, 2012 16:33 pm

I didnt realise until a minute ago after reading Wikipedia, but his fiance died in world war 2 she was driving an ambulance and it was hit by a bomb, he never married or had children, how sweet and loyal is that.

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Re: RIP Partrick Moore

Postby tim wand » Sun Dec 09, 2012 16:39 pm

No Moore Mr Night Sky!

Was Watching Sky at Night and a program on the Voyager Satelites on BBC 4 into the late hours last night the guy was a real character. will be sadly missed.

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Re: RIP Partrick Moore

Postby Ouija » Sun Dec 09, 2012 17:56 pm

A great loss to xylophone playing everywhere.

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Re: RIP Partrick Moore

Postby thegreatdivide » Sun Dec 09, 2012 18:14 pm

Yes, the bitter, righter than right wing, homophobic, misogynistic, anti immigration stargazer has shuffled off. He liked cats though.
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Re: RIP Partrick Moore

Postby finchy » Sun Dec 09, 2012 20:38 pm

tim wand wrote:No Moore Mr Night Sky!

Was Watching Sky at Night and a program on the Voyager Satelites on BBC 4 into the late hours last night the guy was a real character. will be sadly missed.


I've just watched last week's episode of the Sky at Night - he seemed far perkier than he had in recent months. I wonder if he realised the end was coming and wanted to put in a good show?

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Re: RIP Partrick Moore

Postby Pinno » Sun Dec 09, 2012 21:06 pm

What I liked about him was the speed at which he talked using no commas full stops or pauses and thats why the sky at night was only 10 minutes long because that was the budget given to him by the BBC and he had to fit an hour programme into just 10 minutes so he went along lickety split and not a single hesitation for the 103 regular viewers that tuned in to him regualrly on a Sunday night late and until the next time goodbye.
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Re: RIP Partrick Moore

Postby metronome » Mon Dec 10, 2012 09:44 am

Moore's delivery and inflection is bananas... This following short story is great... Who knows what's going on though...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG9Rk-JqNtU
tick - tick - tick

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Re: RIP Partrick Moore

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Mon Dec 10, 2012 09:57 am

haha thats like an undiscovered sam becket play written on one of the days he actually smiled. :lol:
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Re: RIP Partrick Moore

Postby mrushton » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:55 am

thegreatdivide wrote:Yes, the bitter, righter than right wing, homophobic, misogynistic, anti immigration stargazer has shuffled off. He liked cats though.


Who also lied about his age to get into the RAF and flew in bombers (Pathfinders) over Germany. Moved out after his heart condition was discovered he went into bomb defusal. Figure on those two alone he gets respect. He was an eccentric product of his time. Worth reading his obituary in eg the Guardian

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Re: RIP Partrick Moore

Postby seanoconn » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:57 am

I met Patrick Moore once. The conversation went like this.

PM "Is this the train to Victoria?"

Me "No. You want the other platform. "

PM's footsteps walking away. I think he liked me. :D
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Re: RIP Partrick Moore

Postby natrix » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:51 pm

thegreatdivide wrote:Yes, the bitter, righter than right wing, homophobic, misogynistic, anti immigration stargazer has shuffled off.


At least he wasn't a paedophile, although now that he's dead................

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Re: RIP Partrick Moore

Postby Peddle Up! » Tue Dec 11, 2012 09:46 am

How did I forget this tour de force of bonkers Mooreness? :roll:
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