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August 23, 2013

Patrick Moore, Astronomer and Host of UK's Sky at Night

Moore, who received a knighthood in 2001, had recently celebrated the 55th anniversary of his program.

Patrick Moore, a British astronomer who hosted the long-running BBC series The Sky at Night, died December 9, 2012, in Selsey, England. He was 89. The Sky at Night, which aired from 1957-2012, making it one of the longest-running programs in British television history. The show was credited for introducing and popularizing information about the stars, planets and galaxies. in recognition of his work, Moore was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 1968; the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1988; and Knighthood of the Order of the British Empire in 2001 for his services to astronomy and broadcasting. Read more at: TV News Check

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