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Old December 9 2012, 09:36 PM   #8
diankra
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Location: UK
Re: Sir Patrick Moore has died

I didn't like his politics (though you could understand his personal reasons for not forgiving and forgetting over Germany. Not everybody can get past a personal tragedy), but he was a great TV personality, never reluctant to send himself up (The Goodies), and great at getting children into science and astronomy. I've still got his Scott Saunders SF books (near future SF: teenage trainee is assigned to learn from Dr Reggie Vale and Dr Carl Brand... thinly disguised versions of Patrick Moore and the Roger Delgado Master), and though I never met him, he reviewed some space artwork books for me a few years back, when I was running a reviews section, so I got close!
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