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Username: jacko

Post Number: 3299
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2012 - 1:15 am:   Edit Post

One of the few 'celebrities' I truly respected passed yesterday. I know several of our members have more than a passing interest in astronomy and I for one have been greatly inspired by Patrick's 'The Sky at Night' programme that's been running monthly since 1957. There's a very good obituary here. and lest we forget, he was a very good musician having performed regularly on the Xylophone (and was very good friends with Brian May).
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 2033
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2012 - 5:07 am:   Edit Post

I have one of his books 'The A to Z of Astronomy'
which I got signed by him when I attended one of his lectures many years ago, he had time for anyone who asked questions and explained them without too much tech talk
An eccentric but a true gentleman. RIP

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