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Sir Patrick Moore. R.I.P.


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An inspiration to many, including me.

Quite a character.

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Bing.alau

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I think there are quite few eccentrics on this forum including myself of course. But I am not a brilliant one. I know my place, I look up to him etc... I feel a touch of the Two Ronnies coming on.

I never watched a lot of Patrick Moore's TV programs but the little I did watch I found fascinating. If I had been in to star gazing etc. I would have been watching every program.

Did I see a young good looking handsome fella on TV recently, doing a few programs about space and the stars etc.? He seemed to be making it interesting too. But space programs are too deep for me. I get the feeling I could get hooked on a hobby I can't afford.

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Bing.alau

"But space programs are too deep for me."

I refuse to believe that. The universe is pretty simple on one level, and 'The sky at night' certainly put it across well.

On another level the universe is so complex that it's too deep for everyone; you're in good company in that respect.

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Aitchbee

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When I was very young (about eight) and gazed up at the night winter's clear sky full of sparkling little lights [the stars], I used to think they were 'pin-holes' in a veil of blackness ... like when you hold up a tea-biscuit to the light and observe the points of light emanating from the 'beyond' ... before it's dunked into your tea or coffee.

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BT

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"The universe is pretty simple on one level"

Just can't get my head around the idea of it going on forever. Surely there must be a boundary somewhere and if so what's on the other side?

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Aitchbee

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I know it's silly, but when I pick up and read one of his astronomical books ... I hear his voice at every word and sentence. Heavens above!

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