Happy Birthday to Sir Patrick Moore

If you have never heard of Sir Patrick, he is an English astronomer, enthusiast and writer.  He is probably best known for being the presenter of the world’s longest-running television series with the same original presenter, The Sky at Night on the BBC.

As an amateur astronomer, he became known as a specialist on observing the Moon and creating the Caldwell catalogue. Idiosyncrasies such as his rapid diction and his monocle have made him a popular and instantly recognisable figure on British television.

He has also written more than 70 books on astronomy.

If you would like to see and hear Sir Patrick in all his glory you can find monthly magazines of The Sky at Night which you can normally find at Barnes and Nobles bookstores.  (I am not affiliated with either the Sky at Night magazine nor Barnes and Nobles, I just like the magazine and that is where I find most often).

– Ex astris, scientia –