Sir Patrick Moore R.I.P.

Sir Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore, CBE, FRS, FRAS died earlier today at the age of 89.

He really was one of a kind, a fascinating and extraordinary human being who did more than almost any other figure of our age to encourage popular interest in science.

He was a man of strong and outspoken views which he did not hesitate to explain at any appropriate moment no matter who might agree or disagree. He never married because his fiance and the love of his life, a nurse, was killed in World War II when a nazi bomb hit her ambulance.

He once responded to criticism of certain of his very old-fashioned views with the words

"I may be accused of being a dinosaur, but I would remind you that dinosaurs ruled the Earth for a very long time."

Rest in Peace.


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