A Conversation for Sir Patrick Moore - Astronomer, TV Presenter and Author

Great article; lots of nostalgia

Post 1


I know it's 2.5 years late, but wow, what an in-depth article; excellent stuff and a fascinating read.
Brought back memories of seeing him at a local theatre (the Hippodrome in Ashton, I think) many years ago, when he was running his talks on the solar system. He would talk non-stop the whole evening with no prompts or notes; a very interesting & informative man.
We were also lucky to meet him in person when he was asked to do the formal opening in Sept 1997 of one of my old haunts - the Stockport Telescope & Binocular shop, near Manchester. My wife had a copy of a book written by his mother Gertrude, called 'Mrs. Moore in Space', and asked Patrick to sign it for her - think he was quite touched. The book is full of illustrations of weird characters who 'may' inhabit other worlds, which did seem at odds with Patrick's well-known views about 'little green men'!

Great article; lots of nostalgia

Post 2

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Thank you - and lucky you to have met him! I've chatted with him on a phone a couple of times, he is a legend and a truly delightful personality.

smiley - biggrin

Great article; lots of nostalgia

Post 3


Thank you dear GB for guiding me to that quite wonderful article on Sir Patrick Moore.

I have been totally engrossed reading it for the last twenty minutes and learning and occasionally remembering what I did know.

smiley - musicalnotesmiley - musicalnotesmiley - musicalnote To the melody of

"Nothing like(.....)? for cooling the blood"

"Nothing like reading to remember oneself".

Well done. Now if you had not directed me to it I would never have found it. How does one find articles like that. I suppose I am too old to learn. !!

With much affection and respect for your fount of knowledge,

Christiane smiley - schooloffish

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