Monday, 10 December 2012
Sir Patrick Moore 1923 - 2012
One of my first recollections of Sir Patrick Moore was back in the late 50s when he presented The Sky At Night. Hi accelerated speech intrigued me and his monocled eye led me to assume he was extraordinarily rich.
He mesmerised me, so much so that my parents bought me his book Guide To The Moon, one Christmas. I still have it.
He had a rare ability to convey information with enthusiasm to the young and hold their attention. Maybe this was due to being self-taught rather than a product of any university, who knows.
He enriched my life from a young age and my interest in the night sky has never waned. For that I offer my sincere thanks.