Just heard the Sibelius and suddenly remembered how it was a prelude to his enthusiasm and authority and to being able to stay up late to wonder about great things. How much I miss that optimism about life in today's grim climate of destruction and worldwide killing and war. I hope we can still reach for the stars in peace and harmony.
Thank you for the inspiration Sir Patrick. Your spirit will live on for many years to come.
The Sibelius, the monocle and the air force tie... inspired generations of young astronomers. RIP Patrick.
MAY THE GOD OF HEAVEN BE WITH THE MOORE FAMILY,GOD HAS SAID THAT HE WOULD BE THEIR COMFORTER IN THEIR TIME OF NEED."HAPPY ARE THOSE WHO MOURN,SINCE THEY WILL BE COMFORTED."..MATT.5:4.....DM
I just wish to express my thanks for all that Patrick did for others throughout his life, and the enthusiasm with which he faced life. He is an example to us all.
I, like most of those who felt compelled to write here, have fond memories of staying up late to watch Patrick on the Sky at night. His manner was always polite and inquisitive, and he never seemed to pretend that he knew more than his guests. I have heard many more examples over this week since his death which highlight what a remarkable and humble man he was.
No-one wants to face the prospect of death, but maybe Patrick can reminds us all to grab each day with the same exuberance. We are so fortunate that he lived at a time where his contribution could be so thoroughly documented - his life's work will outlive us all. I know Patrick was not religious, but I would hope he would not disagree with the thoughts expressed in the Bible at Ecclesiastes 7:1-2.
He has joined the stars he so loved.
One of the last of a truly great generation. We will never see their like again. Let's hope that candle gets blown out. God bless you Patrick.
Sir patrick, thank you so much showing me round your house and answering all my questions your a great man and i will miss you
Patrick was one of a kind, a true gentleman and scholar. You were greatly loved and will always be missed.
In the 50 years special episode of The Sky at Night, the 50-years-in-the-future virtual version of Sir Patrick Moore jocularly stated he had been uploaded to the BBC computers. But in fact he has already been uploaded to our minds and hearts - permanently -. Thank you Patrick.
To the the family of Patrick Moore - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
I grew up reading your books and articles. It is sad to see you leave but you have inspired may people to love astronomy. Gos speed.
In 2000 I was inspired by Patrick to take up astronomy as a hobby after going to one of his lectures. In 2003 he invited my wife and I to have lunch with him at his home in Selsey after I submitted a photo for his Sky at Night programme. He wasn't a man to mince his words, he was very sincere and his knowledge was unsurpassed. He conducted a radio interview by telephone without any rehearsal. He had a subtle sense-of-humour that may be missed by some, he was a joy to be around. I shall miss him and on his programme, there will never be another like him. I hope he can blow that candle out he describes in his autobiography. Bless you Patrick.
May the family of Mr.Moore have peace among yourselves, during this time of sorrow. The Johnson family sends their sympathy.Psalms 116:15.
my heart goes out to his family and friens. so sad to hear the news of his passing away, i will miss him as will millions of others. if not for patrick i wouldn't have the hobbys i've got.
"LET HIS FLESH BECOME FRESHER THAN IN YOUTH. LET HIM RETURN TO THE DAYS OF HIS YOUTHFUL VIGOR." JOB 33:25. MAY THIS BRING HOPE FOR THE FAMILY AND FRINDS.
May the eternal light shine upon him....
I love astronomy because of Patrick. I had the honour of meeting him when he came to my school at the invitation of a student he had helped. The equipment broke down but he ignored the problem and gave an inspiring lecture. He had true generosity of spirit. What a wonderful soul.
It is hard to do anything but smile when you think of the cherished Sir Patrick Moore. I remember many evenings watching his TV show as a special treat with my Dad - such wonderful memories of a wonderful British institution ! Thank you Sir Patrick for sharing your love of astronomy with all of us - now we have a new star to cherish. God's Speed Sir Patrick, God's Speed !
My heartfelt condolence goes out to your family. The loss of a dear loved one may be hard to bear. May the God of all comfort grant you the peace that excels all thought as you fondly remember your dear loved one.
A new star in the heavens above. Thank you for inspiring me to always look up and gaze.
Admired by many even half a world away, your friends in Salt Lake City Utah, will miss your wonderful explanations of this beautiful galaxy that we live in.
The Baird Family
May the God of comfort comfort you in your time of need. May your love one rest in pease until Jesus says wake up.
There are very few people who give so much inpiration to so many people. Rest in peace Sir Patrick.
Another star was added to the Sky at Night and its name is "Sir Patrick Moore". Rest in peace.
A man dedicated to science and to educating the public. He will be missed dearly but will always be remembered. Comfort from God's Word at Psalm 34:17,18 will bring a measure of solace.
Please accept my condolences during this time of sadness. May the peace of God that excels all thought, comfort the family during this difficult time.
I saw Sir Patrick play the xylophone at a summer concert called symphony under the stars and met him personally in 2002 as you can see. I thanked him for being one of those inspiring characters that encouraged me to go into teaching and educating people on their level. I asked him whether he still used his telescopes, which he was finding difficultly, showing me his hand. He said, if your in Selsey look me up i'm listed in the phone book. After the event, i sent him a 45th Anniversary card i'd made for the Sky At Night programme, which i got signed for him by the Astronauts and Cosmonauts who had attended the event that weekend. They were only too pleased off course. He sent me a thank you note, typed on his old typewriter. I am no one special, but as has been mentioned, he gave so much of his time and consideration even to those like myself. I am by no means a relegious man ... but it feels appropriate to say "God Bless You Sir Patrick", you will never be forgotten in the hearts of so many.
May the GOD who comforts all comfort you in your time of pain and grief. (2corinth. 1:3) May your fond memories of him bring you comfort and peace.
I arranged Sir Patrick to come to Edinburgh, Scotland to give a short lecture to the Fellowship of Junior Astronomers based at The City observatory on Calton Hill Edinburgh. This happened in 1970. Sir Patrick was collected at the station and proceeded to give an extremely informative short lecture, or in his case packed with information, on his favourite subject the Moon. He was so friendly and spent time with the young astronomers answering all of their questions. I will always remember his visit.
I also wrote to him around this time and he kindly sent back a postcard with his greeting from his other love Selsy, his home town in the south on England
He inspired and nurtured my interest in the heavens, and all things connected, and now being 58 years old still go outside on a clear night, or should i say not so clear night here in Scotland, to watch the heavens and perhaps the passing of the International Space Station souring across the sky.
My thoughts go out to his family and friends at this sad time but know that Patrick will be watching from on high
Patrick, I will always remember you.You have inspired me.You are an infinite being.Will miss you very much.
Onward to the Stars you loved so much Patrick! A giant amongest the 'star watchers'. An avid watcher of your programmes since the 70's, I will miss you.
Vic Brash DipSM MIIRSM
To the Family of Mr Patrick Moore:
Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear loved one. May God grant you peace to help you cope with your loss. Rm. 15:33
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the Moore family, during your time of grief.- Psalm 46:1. God is for us a refuge and strength. A help that is ready to be found during difficult times. May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.-Romans 15:4.
Mr. Patrick Moore Family,
After They Are Gone
When someone we love passes away,
We ache, but we go on;
Our dear departed would want us to heal,
After they are gone.
Grief is a normal way to mend
The anguish and pain in our hearts;
We need time to remember and time to mourn,
Before the recovery starts.
Let's draw together to recuperate,
As we go through this period of sorrow;
Let's help each other, with tender care
To find a brighter tomorrow.
God Bless, and God Bless America.
You inspired so many. Your spirit will live on dancing and playing xylophone with the stars. Thank you for all you have given.
Our heartfelt condolences to the Moore family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Mat the God who gives peace be with all of you. Deepest Sympathy
Sir Patrick Moore, we will miss you, an inspiration and tutor to all.
He changed my path when I met him in Armagh in the late 60s. He remains an inspiration and a giant of popular science.