Patrick Moore

Patrick Moore

Biography: 1923-03-04
Deathday: 2012-12-09 (89 years old)

Biography

Sir Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore (; 4 March 1923 – 9 December 2012) was a British amateur astronomer who attained prominence in that field as a writer, researcher, radio commentator and television presenter.Moore's early interest in astronomy led him to join the British Astronomical Association at the age of eleven. He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II and briefly taught before publishing his first book on lunar observation in 1953. Renowned for his expertise in Moon observation and the creation of the Caldwell catalogue, Moore authored more than seventy astronomy books. He hosted the world's longest-running television series with the original presenter, BBC's The Sky at Night, from 1957 until his death in 2012. Idiosyncrasies such as his rapid diction and monocle made him a popular and instantly recognisable figure on British television. Moore was also co-founder and president of the Society for Popular Astronomy.

Outside his field of astronomy, Moore appeared in the video game television show GamesMaster. Moore was also a self-taught xylophonist and pianist, as well as an accomplished composer. He was an amateur cricketer, golfer and chess player. In addition to many popular science books, he wrote numerous works of fiction. He was an opponent of fox hunting, an outspoken critic of the European Union and a supporter of the UK Independence Party, and he served as chairman of the short-lived anti-immigration United Country Party. He was knighted in 2001.

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Average 5.79
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1957
1983
2001
2010
2012

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Gender
Male

Birthday
1923-03-04

Deathday
2012-12-09 (89 years old)

Birth Place
Pinner, Middlesex, England, UK

Father
Charles Trachsel Caldwell Moore

Mother
Gertrude Lilian White

Citizenships
United Kingdom

Residences
Selsey, United Kingdom

Awards
Doctor, Jackson-Gwilt Medal, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Officer of the Order of the British Empire, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Knight Bachelor, British Academy Film Awards, Order of the British Empire

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