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Sir Patrick Moore, 1923-2012

Sir Patrick Moore, astronomer, broadcaster and Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, has died at the age of 89. The Society offers its sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Sir Patrick will be sorely missed by astronomers and space scientists in the UK and around the world, many of whose careers were inspired by his extraordinary passion for the wider universe.

RAS President Professor David Southwood, reflected on Sir Patrick's life and influence. "His passing away is a great loss. For my part, I first worked in a very junior capacity with Sir Patrick on the BBC coverage of the Apollo missions over 40 years ago. I was always inspired by his love of his subject and his professionalism in communicating it. First and foremost, he was a person with an apparently endless capacity to enthuse and inspire about astronomy, but there must be many that Patrick drew into working in science and technology in general. He'll be missed by millions."

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