It’s written in the Stars!

Sir Patrick Moore, star-gazer extraordinaire, died this week at the grand old age of 89.

The programme which made his name – and introduced us all to the wonders of the starry, starry night – was The Sky at Night, which ran for an amazing 55 years. He only missed one programme, when he was struck down with food poisoning. That’s some record.

I loved Brian May’s tribute to the great old man: “There will never be another Patrick Moore. But we were lucky enough to get one.”  RIP Sir Patrick Moore – the man who opened up the skies to us ordinary mortals and helped us to see the stars.

Following the death of this popular broadcaster and astronomer, he was described by the error prone Guardian as an ASTROLOGER . . . . . . . . .   Predictable!  Is it any wonder the “Guardianistas” are so muddled in their thinking?  What is it the computer boffin’s tell us?  G.I.G.O. – Garbage in Garbage out!


About Jake

Long retired travel writer, author and freelance journalist. Educated at Wolverton Grammar and Greenwich Naval College. Happily married since 1958, with a married son and daughter, a married granddaughter and an adult grandson. Hobbies rock-climbing, dinghy racing and ocean racing. Still regularly working out in the gym.
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