Sir Patrick Moore (1923 – 2012)

All at SF Gateway were saddened to hear of that the legendary astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore passed away at the weekend, at the age of 89. Best known as the presenter, for more than half a century, of The Sky at Night, on which he first appeared in April 1957, Moore also wrote almost two dozen SF books for younger readers, beginning with Master of the Moon in 1952.

As tributes are paid by the good and great of the worlds of science and entertainment, we at Gateway will remember him as one of the great – perhaps the greatest – popularisers of science. R.I.P. Sir Patrick Moore.