Transitions: British TV astronomer Moore dies

Moore presented BBC television’s landmark “The Sky at Night” programme for more than 50 years.


Reuters December 10, 2012

LONDON: British astronomer Patrick Moore, who helped map the moon and inspired generations of star gazers with decades of television broadcasts, died on Sunday aged 89.

Moore presented BBC television’s landmark “The Sky at Night” programme for more than 50 years, making him the longest-running presenter of a single show in broadcasting history.

His old-fashioned appearance and rapid-fire delivery endeared him to television viewers. The BBC said Moore’s mapping of the moon commanded international respect and was used by both the early Russian and American space programmes.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 10th, 2012.

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