Patrick Moore ' Sky at Night ' T.V. Signed Cards Autograph £20.00
This is an In Person Signed White Card 5" x 3" by the late English Amateur Astronomer who has attained Legendary status as a Writer, Researcher, Radio and Television Presenter of the subject and has done more than anyone else to raise the profile of Astronomy among the British General Public.
Sir Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore, CBE, FRS, FRAS (4 March 1923 - 9 December 2012) was an English amateur astronomer who attained prominent status in that field as a writer, researcher, radio commentator and television presenter. Moore was a former president of the British Astronomical Association, co-founder and former president of the Society for Popular Astronomy (SPA), author of over 70 books on astronomy, and 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 monocle made him a popular and instantly recognisable figure on British television. Moore was also a self-taught xylophone and piano player, as well as an accomplished composer and a former amateur cricketer, golfer and chess player. In addition to his many popular science books, he wrote numerous works of fiction and featured on the 1990s TV series GamesMaster. He was an opponent of fox hunting, an outspoken critic of the European Union and served as chairman of the short-lived anti-immigration United Country Party before becoming a patron of the UK Independence Party. He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II; his fiancee, Lorna, was killed by a bomb during the war and he never married or had children.