For those who have an interest in astronomy, and for those that don’t, you may well be aware that Sir Patrick Moore passed away a few days ago.
He was an amateur astronomer who achieved prominent status as a writer, television presenter and researcher.
For me he was the most famous for his television presenting, presenting the programme ‘The Sky at Night’ for 55 years. The sky at night is a monthly programme that discusses a wide range of general astronomical and space-related topics as well as covering what is happening in the night sky at the time it is being broadcast, especially when something less common, such as a comet or a meteor shower, is present.
Not only was he an author and astronomer, but he was also a talented musician. Playing both the piano and xylophone, he has written several musical works. I remember being fascinated by his xylophone playing when I was younger on the rare occasions he was portrayed on tv doing so.
Link to a BBC News Tribute to Sir Patrick Moore