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Sky at Night

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 May 2010 15:48
Published on Monday, 15 January 2007 00:00
To honour 50 years of Sir Patrick Moore's programme, 6 commemorative postage stamps will be issued on 13 February. They display five nebula, and the Spindle, a galaxy 32 million light years away.

The Sky at Night is the longest running show still with its original presenter. 
Sir Patrick Moore was awarded the Royal Astronomical Society's Jackson-Gwilt medal in 1977 and in 2000 was given a special Millennium Award 'in recognition of his outstanding achievement over half a century in the enthusiastic public presentation of the science of astronomy, through his internationally celebrated Sky at Night Series with BBC Television, his prolific astronomical writing, and for the inspiration he has given to young people, which has encouraged generations of keen astronomers, many of whom have gone on to make distinguished contributions of their own'.