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.