Sir Patrick Moore Passes Into The West

Partick Moore passed away today at the age of 89. Here's a couple of articles that detail many of his achievements over a decades long carreer. Mr. Moore influenced and inspired generations of both professional and amatuer astronomers, hosted the television show The Sky at Night and contributed regularly to the magazine of the same name.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Moore
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/arts/television/patrick-moore-astronom...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20657939