Sir Patrick Moore has died aged 89. No other info at this time, except that he 'passed away peacefully at his home'.
Sir Patrick Moore, CBE, FRS, FRAS (March 4th , 1923 December – 9th, 2012) was an English amateur astronomer who attained prominent status in astronomy as a writer, researcher, radio commentator and television presenter.
Sir Patrick presented the BBC program The Sky At Night for over 50 years, making him the longest-running host of the same television show ever. Sir Patrick presented the first edition of The Sky at Night on April 24th , 1957. He last appeared in an episode broadcast last Monday.
As our video feature tribute to Sir Patrick we present The Sky at Night, Other Solar Systems, which first aired on Wednesday June 18th, 2012.
BBC The Sky at Night 2012 ~ Other Solar Systems
We now know there are other solar systems far away in space, but are they like ours and is there life on these strange worlds? Sir Patrick Moore goes on the quest for little green men.