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Sir Patrick Moore.

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Ssakaa
Animatar Foundation
#1 - 2012-12-09 14:02:35 UTC  |  Edited by: Ssakaa
... "passed away peacefully at 12.25pm this afternoon". (source: Sky news)

"Over the past few years, Patrick, an inspiration to generations of astronomers, fought his way back from many serious spells of illness and continued to work and write at a great rate, but this time his body was too weak to overcome the infection which set in, a few weeks ago."

Very saddening news. Brian May's tribute is a fitting one: "Patrick is irreplaceable. There will never be another Patrick Moore. But we were lucky enough to get one."

Rest in Peace.

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Destination SkillQueue
Doomheim
#2 - 2012-12-09 14:29:37 UTC
Who?
Mangala Solaris
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
#3 - 2012-12-09 14:35:49 UTC
Destination SkillQueue wrote:
Who?


This guy

Basically an institution in the world of astronomy & broadcasting.

Unless you are part of the xfactor generation or a johnny foreigner.
Graygor
1kB Realty
#4 - 2012-12-09 14:49:54 UTC
Mangala Solaris wrote:
Destination SkillQueue wrote:
Who?


This guy

Basically an institution in the world of astronomy & broadcasting.

Unless you are part of the xfactor generation or a johnny foreigner.


Also the Games Master dont forget that! Or was that the shows name? I forget that was 20+ years ago.

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Gothikia
#5 - 2012-12-09 15:02:04 UTC
This is incredibly shocking and sad, I just watched 'The Sky At Night' on iPlayer yesterday.

RIP Sir Patrick Moore. True legend o7

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Versuvius Marii
Browncoats of Persephone
#6 - 2012-12-09 15:04:00 UTC
Absolute legend! He made science more cool than any school lesson ever could!

@Graygor - yes it was Games Master. I still remember one of the early episodes when my then-favourite magazine(Mean Machines Sega) lost an easy challenge to a rival magazine(Sonic 2, Chemical Plant Act 2 Speed Run) and the big man mocked my guys in quite an eloquent manner that was quite lost on me at the time.

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Graygor
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#7 - 2012-12-09 15:11:31 UTC
Just saw this on the BBC obituary comments

Quote:
Not just a great scientist and a more than decent musician but he wrote one of the funniest books I've ever read "Beaurocrats and How to Annoy Them". Using the pen name R T Fishall, he went on to describe to get your own back on officialdom. A very funny man who will be missed.


Thats on the christmas reading list now.

Truly a multi talented man.

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"I dont think that can happen, you can see Gray has his invuln field on in his portrait." - Commissar "Cake" Kate

Destination SkillQueue
Doomheim
#8 - 2012-12-09 15:21:28 UTC
Mangala Solaris wrote:
Destination SkillQueue wrote:
Who?


This guy

Basically an institution in the world of astronomy & broadcasting.

Unless you are part of the xfactor generation or a johnny foreigner.


Never heard of the name or seen the face, so I'm guessing this is a British tragedy. My condolences all the same.
Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#9 - 2012-12-09 16:03:31 UTC
He'll be missed, he introduced entire generations of British children to astronomy, was on the forefront of gaming TV and his research was used by both the Americans & Russians for their respective space programs.

If anyone is interested Wikipedia has quite a substantial write up on him

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Ssakaa
Animatar Foundation
#10 - 2012-12-09 16:24:21 UTC  |  Edited by: Ssakaa
Guess the torch will now be passed on directly to Prof. Brian Cox (as far as earned authority goes), who has undoubtedly appealed to the next generation with his easily digestable and fluid presentational skills, though its doubtful his xylophone repertoire is as good.

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Zanzibar heroshima
Daeuuas.
#11 - 2012-12-09 16:56:28 UTC
He was the man responsible for sparking my interest in space. That interest led me to EVE in the first place. He will be missed.
Bane Necran
Appono Astos
#12 - 2012-12-09 17:25:20 UTC  |  Edited by: Bane Necran
Ssakaa wrote:
Guess the torch will now be passed on directly to Prof. Brian Cox


Quantum physics isn't a hard science yet, so no.

It's interesting, sure, but it's called Quantum Theory for a reason.

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Ssakaa
Animatar Foundation
#13 - 2012-12-09 17:30:39 UTC  |  Edited by: Ssakaa
By 'torch' I simply mean conveying potentially baffling concepts in an easily understandable manner, in digestible chunks, to young impressionable minds whether this be via live conferencing, TV, DVD, serialisation, what-have-you.

Prof. Cox does this really well, as Sir Patrick did in his day, minus many of our modern-day gizmos.

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baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#14 - 2012-12-09 18:07:24 UTC
The man wore hawiian shirts and forever had a monocol and his star parties had all sorts of big names showing up to do science. I have watched sky at night for the last 17 years and his loss is a bitter blow.

AlleyKat
The Unwanted.
#15 - 2012-12-09 18:16:04 UTC
o7

I'm am saddened by this loss.

Condolences to his family and friends.

This space for rent.

Jago Kain
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#16 - 2012-12-09 18:46:32 UTC  |  Edited by: ISD Dorrim Barstorlode
Shame.

Odd bloke, but interesting to watch and obviously very passionate about his subject, and able to communicate that passion in a positive way and pull you in to the subject. Also the one guy who could wear a monocle and not look like a complete ****.

He had to go sometime though and to be honest it's surprising he lasted as long as he did. RIP.

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Frank Millar
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#17 - 2012-12-09 21:50:58 UTC
Rest In Peace. Cry
Emiko P'eng
#18 - 2012-12-09 23:32:22 UTC
Rest in Peace Sad

Watching 'Sky at Night' & his part in the coverage of the Apollo Moon landings is what got me into Science and Technology.
Ssakaa
Animatar Foundation
#19 - 2012-12-10 00:22:22 UTC
baltec1 wrote:
The man wore hawiian shirts and forever had a monocle


Always wondered whether this item was a hat-tip to Patrick. It'd be nice to think so.

So, CCP -since you've created the premier space-sim, and he was the top man for generations of budding astronomers -how about naming some celestial object of your choice in his honour? You never know -could get you some really positive press.

*fingers crossed*

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Kiith Paktu
Already Replaced.
#20 - 2012-12-10 02:19:59 UTC
a legend lost!

first saw him as the gamesmaster dishing out cheat codes! ahh the good old days of youth!
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