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Patrick Moore

Sir Patrick Moore (born March 4, 1923) is an astronomer, presenter of the long-running BBC series, The Sky at Night, and a well-known and well-loved figure on British television.

Moore was born in Pinner, Middlesex[?], and grew up in Sussex, where he was educated at home because of poor health. It was there that he developed his interest in astronomy. During the Second World War, he served in the RAF, and in 1957 he began presenting the television series that made him famous.

Moore's reputation for eccentricity has increased as the years have passed, and he has performed novelty turns such as playing the xylophone at the Royal Variety Performance[?] and appearing in a song-and-dance act in one of Morecambe and Wise's Christmas spectaculars. He was knighted in 2001.

Patrick Moore has been known to write the occasional science fiction novel. In 1977 he published the first in his Scott Saunders Space Adventure series, aimed primarily at a younger audience (in a similar way to Asimov's Norby series). This series eventually ran to four novels.

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